Communications & Cyber Security

Leading global dry bulk operator Oldendorff Carriers has agreed a deal to implement a new IT and communications package across 70 owned vessels in its fleet, incorporating Fleet Xpress and the Infinity Cube system developed by maritime technology services provider Navarino.
Dualog reports that it has introduced a new Crew Connection app to allow seafarers to manage their onboard internet usage via their mobile device.
Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management has agreed a deal to install a maritime cyber defence system from Naval Dome aboard its fleet of 55 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC).
Norddeutsche Reederei is to outfit its fleet of 50 vessels with the Navarino Infinity Cube, which will be used to manage IT networks and communications on board the company’s ships.
Buzz Wireless has introduced the Hubba X4 Global, a multiband, multi-protocol, dual SIM LTE data router designed for the maritime sector, offering data connectivity up to 20 miles offshore in range of shore-based mobile networks.
Telenor Maritime reports that it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line, with the introduction of a new mobile ecosystem onboard its passenger ships combining 3G/4G GSM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul, in addition to the existing systems onboard.
Marlink reports that it has added a new satellite to its VSAT network, expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and adding additional Ku-band capacity for ships transiting southern routes between Asia and Africa, as well as fishing vessels operating east of Africa’s coastline and out towards the…
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed that it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide satellite broadband services in the United States and across the world, paving the way for the company to proceed with its plans for a global Ka and Ku-band network called Starlink.
Iridium is closing in on completion of its second generation NEXT satellite network, with the successful fifth launch of another 10 satellites confirmed on March 30 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carried out by SpaceX using its Falcon 9 rocket.
The 2018 Crew Connectivity survey of 6,000 serving crewmembers by Futurenautics, sponsored by KVH and Intelsat, has found that the application of technology in operations is growing in perceived importance, and that access to the internet at sea “strongly influences” the decisions of some 92 per cent of seafarers about…
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