Trico Marine Services Inc is to install a new online condition monitoring solution from Rovsing Dynamics, to monitor tunnel thrusters and gears on 8 new off-shore supply vessels for subsea operations.
CapRock has announced the launch of AssetTrax, a new map-based tracking service that monitors the position and movement of vessels, or other assets, around the world. The system can be integrated with CapRock's existing VSAT services.
JF Mimic, part of the James Fisher Group of companies, reports that it has developed a new product especially for the commercial shipping market, with the introduction of its 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) system.
Zenitel and Thales report that they have agreed a marketing and sales agreement for Maritime Safety Systems, a move intended to follow up on Thales’ recent acquisition of Barco’s software development unit for maritime safety and surveillance.
The Panama Canal Authority (Autoridad del Canal de Panama, or ACP) is to install a video encoding system to enable web streaming of live and on-demand programming related to its $5.25 billion, seven-year canal expansion project, and to provide training for the ACP's 9,000-plus employees.
Inmarsat has announced that it plans to support a new entry-level FleetBroadband terminal from mid-2009, with the FleetBroadband 150 terminals to cost less than $5,000 and offer simultaneous voice and IP data up to 150kbps, and SMS.
Iridium reports that it has signed a 'definitive agreement' to combine with GHL Acquisition Corp, creating a new entity called Iridium Communications Inc that will apply for listing on the NASDAQ and complete Iridium's promised IPO.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has agreed partnership deals with Transas and Kelvin Hughes, whereby both navigation manufacturers' ECDIS (electronic chart display information system) equipment will come pre-loaded with the Hydrographic Office's Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS).
Vizada has unveiled a range of new services designed to optimise the basic IP-based connectivity services of broadband satellite systems, such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband and the upcoming Iridium OpenPort.
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has launched a new range of onboard GSM services designed for the merchant marine market, with the introduction of its CellAtSea HotSpot Wireless Solutions at SMM 2008.
Maritime GSM provider Blue Ocean Wireless Ltd (BOW) has partnered with Bank of London and The Middle East PLC (BLME), a London-based wholesale Sharia’a compliant bank, to provide asset financing for the continued roll out of its service.
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