Maritime Satellite Communications

Intellian reports that its GX100 and GX60 Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals have now been granted certification by TELEC, a radio equipment certification and testing body based in Japan.
French cruise company Ponant has extended its VSAT and GSM services contract with Marlink, which will improve bandwidth speeds on its five-strong fleet of yachts and cruise vessels, while also adding four planned newbuilds to its communications deal.
Satellite AIS data provider exactEarth, working in the United Kingdom with the Satellite Applications Catapult, Pole Star Space Applications, TeamSurv and OceanWise, has completed the demonstration of a new global maritime machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can upload sensor data from vessels in real-time.
Cobham SATCOM reports that it is currently developing a range of augmented reality (AR) ‘smartglasses’, in collaboration with software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG), for use by maritime service technicians installing and servicing antenna equipment on ships.
Iridium has completed the successful launch of its third group of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, with all satellites now safely deployed, the company said.
Maritime technology company Dualog, headquartered in Tromsø, Norway, has agreed a deal to provide business e-mail and data management services to 90 vessels operated by Greece-based ship manager Thenamaris.
KVH has agreed a partnership with Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), an international scientific research organisation founded by oceanographer Dr Bob Ballard, to provide services and products to OET in exchange for feedback on various KVH products.
Fleetrange and KNL Networks have launched a new Arctic situational awareness system that combines Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and 3G/HF hybrid telecommunications technology to provide ships with data on weather, ice conditions, and ship tracking, as well as offering access to e-mail.
Intelsat has confirmed the successful launch of its Intelsat 37e satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the latest addition to its EpicNG constellation of high throughput satellites.
The market for maritime L-band services is set to decline over the next decade, and may force network operators to reposition their offerings to target smaller vessel customers and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, according to the latest report from satellite communications research consultancy Euroconsult.
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