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Trimble Navigation Ltd and Saab TransponderTech have announced a cooperation agreement with the aim of integrating marine navigation solutions from both companies, to provide improved differential GPS (DGPS) services at sea.
Japan Radio Company (JRC) reports that it has developed and received certification for a new solid state S-band marine radar system, which it says is the world’s first type approved solid state radar complying with the latest IMO regulations.
Friday, 19 September 2008 | News

Panama begins LRIT certification

A group of vessels managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement have become the first vessels in the Panama Registry to be issued Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Conformance Test Report certification.
Orbit reports that it has received type approval for its OrSat Ku-band maritime stabilised antenna system from Anatel, the Brazilian telecommunications agency.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has signed a shareholders agreement to form a joint venture with Chunghwa Telecom. The new joint venture firm will be tasked with the construction of SingTel’s newest satellite, ST-2.
Monday, 15 September 2008 | News

CapRock agrees Mexican VSAT deal

CapRock Communications has announced a three-year agreement with Condux S.A. de C.V. to deliver VSAT communication services onboard its fleet of construction vessels.
Merchant maritime GSM communications company Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW) has announced that Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO, Inc. is to acquire an 11.5 per cent equity interest in the company, for US$10 million.
Stratos has announced it has signed an agreement with Thrane & Thrane to upgrade the Stratos Land Earth Stations (LES) to enable Enhanced Pre-Assigned Data Reporting (EPADR).
Monday, 15 September 2008 | News

HITT to install Hong Kong radar

Traffic management and navigation systems company HITT reports that it has signed a radar supply contract with the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Monday, 15 September 2008 | News

Improved multiplexer from Actisense

Actisense reports that it has upgraded its NDC-4 NMEA data multiplexer to introduce greater flexibility, allowing the connection of up to five NMEA talker devices, with the combined data from all inputs copied to ISO-Drive NMEA outputs.
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