KVH has responded to claims by an ethical hacker that he had managed to ‘hack’ a live satcom CommBox, the communications management system used by the satcoms company alongside its mini-VSAT system, to say that the equipment that was said to have been compromised was not connected to the KVH network, nor was it being used by a KVH satcom customer.
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.
Flat panel antenna company Kymeta has formed a new KĀLO business unit in preparation for the launch of commercial availability of its new service, operating on the Intelsat satellite network.
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) is to install Cobham SATCOM VSAT and satellite TV (TVRO) antennas, as well as additional radio communication equipment, on six new offshore support vessels (OSVs) set to enter service on development contracts offshore Brazil during 2017 and 2018.
Flat panel satcom antenna company Phasor has announced a new partnership with DSM to develop a radome for its phased array, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) using DSM’s Dyneema technology.
Kymeta has named e3 Systems as its exclusive global distribution partner for the yacht market, offering Kymeta’s metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services.
Cobham SATCOM has unveiled its first Iridium Certus Connected terminal, the SAILOR 4300, with the first customer shipment expected before the end of the year.
Cobham SATCOM reports that it has passed the milestone of delivering its 50,000th SAILOR FleetBroadband terminal, ten years after the system was launched in parallel with Inmarsat’s L-band maritime satcom service in 2007.
Lars Thrane A/S, the eponymous enterprise created by Mr Thrane in 2014 after the 2012 sale of the Thrane & Thrane company he founded with his brother Per to Cobham, has launched its first satellite communication terminal with the introduction of the LT-3100 Iridium Communications System.
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