Globalstar has signed a $22.7 million agreement with Ericsson Federal Inc., whereby Ericsson will work with Globalstar to develop, implement and maintain a ground interface, or core network system, that will be installed at Globalstar's satellite gateway ground stations.
Stratos has begun field testing of Iridium’s OpenPort marine satellite system with Fugro onboard the M/V Betty Cheramie, a vessel operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is inviting organisations who wish to undertake Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) ship equipment conformance testing to respond to an invitation to be appointed as Authorised Testing Application Service Providers (ATASPs).
Globalstar reports that its newly completed ground station located in Singapore is now operational. The new gateway provides Globalstar satellite coverage throughout Singapore and surrounding areas, as well as much of the surrounding maritime region, including the Strait of Malacca.
Seaboard Ship Management is to install SpecTec's AMOS system across its fleet, with implementation of modules for purchasing, personnel, data replication and e-mail included in the companies' contract.
SeaMobile has donated access to the FoxNews channel, via satellite, to Mercy Ships, onboard the global charity's flagship, the Africa Mercy.
BIMCO reports that it has developed a new ship reporting system, to gather feedback on various issues directly from seafarers serving onboard a group of 220 ships selected from the fleets of some of BIMCO’s board members.
Satellite data communications company ORBCOMM has announced a deal with the US Coast Guard for the supply of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data via satellite.
KVH has signed a 5-year agreement with GE International Holdings, also known as SAT-GE, to lease satellite capacity on its GE-23 satellite to provide coverage for its mini-VSAT service in the Pacific Ocean, via the satellite’s North Pacific Ku-band beam.
Remote Knowledge, a US-based developer of communications and data-management products, has signed a development and equipment sales agreement with Hughes Network Systems, for Hughes to develop and supply a broadband satellite communications system for the marine market.
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