Maritime Satellite Communications

Greece-based Thenamaris Ship Management has begun a fleet-wide rollout of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Fleet Xpress (FX) service following the agreement of a contract with satellite communications provider Navarino.
Lars Thrane A/S, the eponymous enterprise created by Mr Thrane in 2014 after the 2012 sale of the Thrane & Thrane company he founded with his brother Per to Cobham, has launched its first satellite communication terminal with the introduction of the LT-3100 Iridium Communications System.
Communications software company GTMaritime has released details of the level of unwanted e-mail traffic required to be blocked by its cybersecurity applications before being sent over satellite to ships at sea, with some 3.3 per cent of all messages constituting spam or viruses.
KVH has announced the introduction of its new AgilePlans, a monthly subscription-based VSAT contract that requires no initial CapEx by the user and no long-term commitment, meaning it can be cancelled at any time – a product the company is defining as ‘Connectivity as a Service’ (CaaS).
NSSLGlobal is expanding its range of value added services with the launch of an onboard video-based entertainment system called CrewVision.
IMO’s continuing process of modernising GMDSS has seen delegates at a Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) Sub-Committee meeting in March put Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband system forward to undergo technical assessment by IMSO (International Mobile Satellite Organization) pursuant to future inclusion as a compliant service, with a report to be…
Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot Corporate Group is to implement VSAT communications systems from Orange Business Services on 14 vessels following the agreement of a new contract.
Rock Seven has launched a new two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) satellite communications system with integrated antenna for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, using the Iridium network.
KVH reports that it has now passed the milestone of shipping its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband system, a few months short of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the service.
Rolls-Royce has signed three new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with separate organisations in Europe and in Singapore, as it continues its quest to develop autonomous vessel technologies.
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