Stratos has launched its StratosNet Accelerator system, a free internet-optimisation application that aims to help customers reduce airtime costs over the FleetBroadband service.
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.
The Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) reports that it is conducting a prototype development project for a service known as Print on Demand, which intends to facilitate chart users in ordering updated nautical charts from the Hydrographic Service.
The latest developments in the progress of the Shipdex standard protocol for maritime manuals was the subject of a recent meeting at the offices of MAN Diesel in Copenhagen, where the engine manufacturer and other stakeholders outlined some of their latest work on the project.
Solstad Offshore has agreed a contract to install crew entertainment systems from Intelecom Norway and Baze Technology onboard its newest offshore supply vessels, beginning with the Normand Subsea 7 currently under construction at the Palmer Johnson yard in Flekkefjord.
China's Science and Technology Daily newspaper, an official publication of the Ministry of Science and Technology, has reported that the People's Republic intends to launch a third ocean survey satellite in 2010 to improve its maritime weather forecasting capabilities.
Numerex Corp and Savi, a Lockheed Martin company, have announced a technology partnership to co-develop what would be the first asset and shipment monitoring device that combines global satellite positioning, active radio frequency identification and satellite communications.
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