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Friday, 06 March 2009 13:50

Coracle launches online training

Coracle has launched an online 'Background to Shipping' certificate to offer computer based training facilities to those working in the maritime industry.

Friday, 27 February 2009 13:50

FleetBroadband goes global

Inmarsat's network-optimising satellite repositioning programme was completed this week, bringing with it, for the first time, global coverage for the FleetBroadband communications system.

The new global I-4 satellite network went live when broadband services were successfully transferred to the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) F1 spacecraft at 20:00 UTC on Tuesday, 24 February.

Following the re-positioning the new global I-4 satellite regions are I-4 Americas (from 98 degrees West), I-4 EMEA (from 25 degrees East) and I-4 Asia-Pacific (from 143.5 degrees East).

The restoration of services on the I-4 F1 brought Inmarsat's satellite repositioning programme to a successful conclusion.

Also involved in the transfer were Inmarsat's satellite phone services, including FleetPhone, which have now commenced operation on two I-4 satellites. As a result, satellite phone services are now available on both the I-4 EMEA and I-4 Asia-Pacific satellites.

Friday, 27 February 2009 13:49

Unicom to install AMOS2 Quality system

Unicom, part of the of the Sovcomflot group of companies, has ordered 67 licences for SpecTec's AMOS2 Quality software module.

Friday, 27 February 2009 13:49

$23m share issue for space-based AIS company

COM DEV International, a provider of AIS (automatic identification system) data gathered by satellite, has announced that it has completed a new round of financing through the issue of a number of shares in the company.

The Inmarsat-C satellite distress system has been used to help to repel pirates who tried to attack a bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean.

Stratos reports that it has recently reached the milestone of completing 1,000 FleetBroadband activations, the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to reach this figure.

Friday, 27 February 2009 13:47

Shore Support Consortium expanded

Outsource-IT Management has become a participant in the Shore Support Consortium, established by Wagenborg Shipping and HME B.V. to research possible improvements in engine room tasks onboard vessels, resulting in more efficient crewing.

Stratos has launched its StratosNet Accelerator system, a free internet-optimisation application that aims to help customers reduce airtime costs over the FleetBroadband service.

Friday, 20 February 2009 13:47

Mini-VSAT coverage now in Persian Gulf

Coverage for KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband service has now been extended to the Persian Gulf, a step facilitated by a recent agreement between KVH and ViaSat and following on from a recent coverage roll-out in the northern Pacific.

JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc, a joint venture between Stratos and SKY Perfect JSAT that features JRC and Furuno as shareholders, has been granted a radio licence by the Kanto Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to offer Inmarsat FleetBroadband on Japanese-registered vessels.

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