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Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

ThurayaMarine launch date confirmed

Thuraya CEO Yousuf Al Sayed, speaking at the GITEX 2007 exhibition, has outlined some of the company's plans for its new ThurayaMarine terminal, planned to be released to market in January 2008.
SeaMobile has reached an agreement to provide its Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) VSAT satellite services aboard three vessels of Global Marine Systems, a subsea cable installation and maintenance company.
Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

BW Offshore to install SIS software

Star Information Systems (SIS) has announced that BW Offshore will install the Star IPS software system across its fleet of FPSO/FSO's.
Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

New file transfer system from Livewire

Livewire Digital has launched a new Java Automated Transfer System (JATS) software package, which allows companies to increase the efficiency of large file transfers over satellite between remote locations.
Raytheon Anschütz has introduced a series of universal course converters, which enable ship operators to retain existing equipment such as repeaters and autopilots when retrofitting an old gyro compass with analogue step or synchro output.
Apax Partners has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Telenor Satellite Services, and says it will now incorporate the company into the new Vizada brand, the company which was formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (FTMSC).
Friday, 07 September 2007 | News

Iridium plans IPO

The Financial Times has reported that satellite services company Iridium is gearing up to make an IPO (initial public offering) of shares in the company within the next 24 months.
Satellite communications company CapRock has signed a multi-year contract to supply Green Reefers' fleet of 25 vessels with its SeaAccess broadband VSAT (very small aperture terminal) communications system, including all all equipment, service and support.
Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel say they have completed the HERCULES cooperative research project into the technology necessary for higher-efficiency engines with ultra-low emissions for ships.
South Korean-based Orient Shipyard has become the first shipyard to sign up to ShipServ's TradeNet e-commerce network, and will now be able to trade electronically with suppliers that are also connected to the system.
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