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Satellite communications company Stratos has released its second quarter financial results, reporting an increase in revenues of 8 per cent on the same period last year, to $149.9 million.

Vizada (formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications) is to begin offering Thuraya GmPRS (Geo mobile Packet Radio Service), a service which allows users to browse the internet, use e-mail, download and share files (FTP), and set up a VPN (virtual private network), all with a single Thuraya handset.

China Transportation Telecommunications (CTT), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications, has announced the launch of a maritime satellite mobile phone service in Beijing.

UK based Marine Software has supplied Bay Ferries with its MPS Marine Purchasing system for Incat hulls 046, 059 and 060, along with motor vessels 'Holiday Island', 'Confederation' and 'Princess of Acadia'.

The Port of Oakland in the US has approved funding of $275,000 to test a new emissions reduction technology that could provide an alternative to the traditional 'cold-ironing' method.

Eidesvik Offshore ASA, working with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and a number of other companies, has been granted sponsorship from the Research Council of Norway to develop the first ship to be fuelled up on natural gas.

Friday, 27 July 2007 11:51

Iridium releases Q2 results

Iridium Satellite has released its Q2 2007 financial results, and claims that it now has 203,000 subscribers worldwide, a 27.7 percent increase over the second quarter 2006 total of 159,000.

Friday, 20 July 2007 11:50

Siemens introduces port power system

Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) has developed a new ships' power system called 'Siharbor', based on its DC transmission system Siplink, which enables ships berthed in port to be connected to the medium voltage network of the local power supply company and supplied with electricity.

Friday, 20 July 2007 11:50

KVH announces Q2 financial results

KVH Industries, which recently announced the launch of its new 'mini-VSAT' and an upgraded version of its satellite TV system, has reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007, showing a 6 per cent increase in revenues compared to Q2 2006. Revenues for the period were $23.2 million, with net income totalling $1.5 million.

Friday, 20 July 2007 11:49

Lloyd's MIU launches AIS Fleet Tracker

Lloyd's MIU has launched a new Blue Water vessel and fleet tracking service, which allows companies to monitor the position of their ships using AIS (automatic identification system).

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