Korean container shipping company SM Line has agreed a deal with Intellian to deploy Intellian V100 maritime VSAT antenna equipment on board its ships, to be used for data and communications services while also powering a new IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system being rolled out across the fleet.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
Cobham SATCOM has created an integrated below decks system to simplify Inmarsat Fleet Xpress installations that use dual Ka-band antennas to combat satellite blocking from the ship structure or other deck equipment.
Speedcast has launched SIGMA Gateway Xtreme, a new network management device capable of controlling Speedcast’s Ku-band VSAT services, Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and 4G/LTE services, to offer redundancy in communications links alongside virtual machine capabilities.
Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill harvester fleet support ship, La Manche, has installed Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service following a deal with Marlink.
Intellian reports that its GX100 and GX60 Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals have now been granted certification by TELEC, a radio equipment certification and testing body based in Japan.
Cobham SATCOM reports that it is currently developing a range of augmented reality (AR) ‘smartglasses’, in collaboration with software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG), for use by maritime service technicians installing and servicing antenna equipment on ships.
Marlink reports that it has upgraded its Sealink C-band VSAT service, to more easily integrate with existing and future Ka and Ku-band systems for users operating a multi-band network on board their ships.
Greece-based maritime communications provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has agreed a new deal with Seanergy Maritime, covering the installation and provision of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress system on the shipping company’s vessels.
Inmarsat has unveiled its new Fleet Secure cyber security offering for the maritime sector, a fully-managed service to detect vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from widespread cyber-attack that will be commercially launched as a standard option on Fleet Xpress.
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