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SpeedCast has announced that it has signed a ‘multi-year communications contract’ with Gearbulk, operator of the world's largest fleet of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch jib craned vessels.
Navarino reports that Turkish shipping company Kaptanoglu is to deploy its Infinity Plus communications management technology on its ships, following a three month trial of the system.
Inmarsat reports that the second satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation was launched successfully on Sunday February 1 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Athens based operator Cape Shipping has agreed a deal to implement the Infinity platform from Navarino to manage IT and communications on board three ships in its fleet, as well as opting for Infinity Cube for an upcoming newbuild.
A team from the University of Leicester is trialling a concept that uses satellite imagery to more accurately locate vessels and aircraft at sea, with the hope of improving safety and aiding rescue operations, such as the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370.
  Alphatron Marine has been appointed as a global maritime partner for secured communications systems from Privatas, which will see Alphatron offer the Hoox encrypted smartphone through its sales and service network.
Marlink is to provide VSAT services for the entire fleet of the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord, a contract expected to include 30 vessels by the end of 2015.
Airbus Defence and Space has released version 9 of its SkyFile Mail software, with 20 new functions to assist in onboard IT administration.
Inmarsat has announced its intention to follow a new ‘open technology strategy’ for applications for its Global Xpress (GX) network, making a set of APIs available to developers that will allow them to make use of GX capabilities that would not otherwise be accessible.
Reports in Russian media have claimed that the launch of Inmarsat’s second Global Xpress (GX) satellite has been delayed once more, due to a malfunction with the Boeing-manufactured I-5 F2 – though this time the schedule has been pushed back by only two days.
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