Maritime Satellite Communications

NSSLGlobal Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of NSSLGlobal, reports that it has acquired the range of communications technologies developed by SatLink, taking full ownership of SatLink’s VSAT modem and Hub product families while also retaining SatLink’s software engineering team.
Inmarsat has launched SafetyNET II, a service for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs) that forms part of an upgrade programme for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Speedcast has announced the release of CrewReach, a new global prepaid mobile SIM card designed to be used by ships’ crew members and provide cost-effective access to 4G and 3G data.
Israel-based cyber security company Naval Dome has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), with the aim of establishing standards and guidelines for maritime cyber security.
Speedcast has announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine to add SRH’s maritime navigation and electronics products alongside Speedcast’s satcom portfolio to create integrated shipboard system packages delivered by a single supplier.
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.
KVH is set to launch an upgraded version of its mini-VSAT service, utilising Intelsat Epic high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity to boost its network capabilities and deliver up to 10 Mbps connectivity to maritime customers under a range of new plans.
Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered into a collaboration agreement, to offer services combining Orange’s satellite network with BlueTide’s maritime technology systems to vessels in the work-boat industry.
Navarino has launched a new cyber security service called Angel, compatible with any satellite network or IP-based communication system and supplied as a fully managed service.
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