Korean VSAT antenna manufacturer KNS has announced a strategic partnership with LinkScape, to jointly offer a product called UltraVSAT.
Videotel has launched a new Continuing Competency Manager (CCM) tool, designed to assist shipping companies in managing training and competence.
Princess Cruises has extended its use of Maritime Communications Partner's (MCP) wireless communications service, adding the systems to the new vessel Royal Princess and her sister ship being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Imtech Marine reports that it has signed global distribution and service agreements for VSAT satellite communication and satellite TV (TVRO) products with antenna manufacturers Intellian, Jotron and Thrane & Thrane.
The newbuild 50,000 dwt vessel HYSY 278, managed by the Dutch heavy cargo transporter Dockwise on behalf of the Chinese Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd (COOEC), is to install the OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon.
Hurtigruten, Norway's coastal shipping service and cruise line, has deployed a new mobile network based on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture from Aruba Networks, to deliver Wi-Fi and internet services to employees and passengers.
STX OSV is to standardise its engineering and 3D design work across ten of its shipyards on the AVEVA Marine software system, having purchased more than 100 additional software licences.
V.Ships, the world's largest independent ship manager serving a fleet of over 1,000 vessels, has selected the mini-VSAT Broadband service from KVH as its preferred satellite communications solution.
Transas has become the latest company to move into the ‘Pay As You Sail’ ENC licensing arena with the launch of its new product which will allow vessels to install, view and pre-plan using official ENCs before they have to pay to license the charts.
Consulting firm Euroconsult has forecast that the number of satellite communications terminals in the global maritime market will nearly double over the next decade, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 per cent over the 10-year period.
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