Korean maritime satcom antenna manufacturer KNS has introduced a new Cellular IP Modem (CIM), that can allow operators to monitor and control multiple antenna systems using just a single PC, by utilising GSM signals to connect to the equipment on board.
Castor Networks, a provider of satellite communications services to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, reports that it has acquired Watum Solutions, an IT and satcoms provider to the shipping and offshore industry, effective immediately.
Marlink is extending the number of Stena Line ships connected to its multi-band communications network, with the first out of four additional vessels set to join the service now online.
Rock Seven has launched a new fixed cost monthly GSM subscription for users of its dual-mode vessel tracking system, RockFLEET, which also uses Iridium’s satellite network to send data when out of GSM coverage.
Telenor Maritime has expanded its existing communications systems agreement with Color Line to supply Wi-Fi and mobile phone services across the cruise and ferry company’s entire fleet.
Shipboard GSM provider Telenor Maritime has announced a deal to acquire satcom company SatPoint AB, with the aim of strengthening Telenor Maritime’s focus on the Nordic market.
Maritime GSM service provider bobz is expanding its shipznet product portfolio to include three additional offerings.
Radio Holland has announced a partnership agreement with bobz GmbH of Hamburg, that will see the German company’s shipznet mobile network service for merchant shipping offered as part of the Radio Holland portfolio.
Korean telecoms company KT has announced the launch of an extended GSM LTE network that can extend 200km from shore, in comparison with the 50km coverage more common today, which it intends to use to power a new range of maritime safety equipment connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Marlink reports that it has extended the bandwidth and connectivity options available to both MSC Cruises and Stena Line, covering a total of more than 35 existing ships among the two operators as well as further newbuilds.
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