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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.

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.

Friday, 20 February 2009 13:43

Fulcrum and SkyWave in LRIT agreement

Fulcrum Maritime Systems has agreed a partnership deal with SkyWave Mobile Communications to support the SkyWave LRIT system.

Friday, 20 February 2009 13:43

Smyril Line extends GSM deal

Smyril Line reports that it has renewed its onboard maritime GSM contract with Maritime Communications Partner, with the new agreement running until April 2013.

Friday, 20 February 2009 13:42

Condition based monitoring for QM2

James Fisher Mimic has completed the installation of a new condition monitoring system for the Queen Mary 2 (QM2), a Cunard vessel (part of the Carnival Group).

Friday, 20 February 2009 13:42

China plans third maritime satellite

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.

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