Vizada has announced the beginning of a new 'Trade-Up to Iridium' programme, designed to allow Vizada's North American customers currently using Globalstar to earn a rebate on their Globalstar equipment and switch to Iridium's mobile satellite phone services.
The Finnish Maritime Administration is to launch a research and development project to create a new type of traffic management support system for vessel traffic service (VTS) centres, which also makes more use of chart data.
In a move that is likely to spark some heated debate, Jeppesen Marine has called for government bodies, such as Hydrographic Offices, to keep out of the commercial sector and focus entirely on the production of hydrographic data.
Stratos has introduced a new Stratos Dashboard service for Iridium users, an online service that will enable its Iridium customers to manage their global satellite phone service in a convenient manner.
Becker Marine Systems Communication and ClearPoint Weather, a provider of global weather information services, have agreed to establish a strategic partnership, whereby Becker will integrate the ClearPoint High Definition Weather Service into its umc.global network communications service.
A new enhanced Loran (eLoran) service was officially launched in the UK on January 15th, a move which will "reinforce safety, security and protection of the marine environment around (our) coasts? according to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GLAs).
The launch of the Thuraya-3 communications satellite from the Pacific Ocean, using a Zenit-3SL rocket, was successfully completed on January 15th, having been delayed a number of times at the end of November due to poor weather conditions.
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