Global Marine Communications (GMC), Hughes Network Systems, and Orbit Technology Group, have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing and sea trials between the Hughes HN series of broadband satellite modems and a specially-adapted Orbit marine stabilised satellite antenna.
Globe Wireless has completed the acquisition of the assets of SeaWave & Rydex following a deal announced just under three weeks ago.
Lloyd's MIU has launched AIS Lite and AIS Free, two new services aimed at providing information from what it calls "the largest AIS network in the world? to interested parties around the globe.
The Malaysian Maritime Academy, also known as Academy Laut Malaysia (ALAM), in partnership with Teledata Marine Solutions, Singapore, has developed an e-Learning training programme for LNG Cargo Operations, aimed at educating officers to effectively manage cargo operations on board advanced LNG ships.
Thrane & Thrane has been awarded a DKK 20 million (approximately $3.6 million) contract by Inmarsat to supply and install two Radio Network Controller stations in Hawaii.
Globalstar has announced its Q2 financial results, showing a decrease in service revenues from $21.5 million to $20 million compared to Q2 2006, and a net loss of $12.7 million compared to $0.8 million.
PC Maritime has released a new marine diesel engine diagnostic simulator, the Turbo Diesel 4, a PC-based training program that allows users to train in all aspects of engine operation and maintenance.
Peter Döhle Schiffahrt, the Hamburg-based fleet operator, has signed a new contract with Sperry Marine to cover all shipboard service, support and maintenance for bridge navigation and communication electronics aboard its fleet.
Inmarsat has confirmed that the last of its three I-4 next generation satellites will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in March 2008.
Irish maritime GSM provider Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW) has announced that SMART Communications, a Philippines-based wireless services provider, has agreed to acquire a 30 per cent equity interest in BOW for $15.9 million. The investment now values Blue Ocean Wireless in excess of $55 million.
Work has commenced on a coastal Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) for the Republic of Cyprus, under the terms of an agreement signed between the Department of Merchant Shipping in the Ministry of Communications and Works and Russian maritime technology company Transas earlier this year.
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