Asian Maritime Sector Ready for More VSAT
Market survey shows Asian shipping companies ready to move to “always on” maritime broadband for both operational and crew welfare purposes A Marlink commissioned survey of Asian ship owners has confirmed that many shipping companies are ready to embrace the increased capacity and greater data usage enabled by maritime VSAT.
Speedcast, COMSAT Partner in Maritime Market
Speedcast International Limited provider of fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced it has signed an agreement with government satellite connectivity provider COMSAT to establish a common global service offering of Ku-band very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services for the government and maritime markets.
Inmarsat Launches Fourth Global Xpress Satellite
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications, has confirmed the successful launch of the fourth, high-speed broadband communications satellite in its transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat GX is the world’s first globally available, broadband connectivity service
NSSLGlobal Launches Cellular/VSAT Hybrid System
VSAT provider NSSLGlobal has launched its first-ever hybrid cellular/VSAT solution for maritime vessels, the Cellular Marine System. This service will complement NSSLGlobal’s airtime VSAT offering, or other services such as FleetBroadband and Iridium Open Port, allowing seafarers accustomed to land
Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Passes 10,000 Ship Milestone
Satellite communications services provider Inmarsat says that "in an extraordinary level of service uptake surpassing expectations," its Fleet Xpress service has secured commitments covering in excess of 10,000 ships within 12 months of launch. Fleet Xpress delivers a fully integrated dual capability of high speed,
Speedcast, Inks Comms Deal with Diamond Offshore
Speedcast International Limited has secured a long-term contract with Diamond Offshore, who will leverage Speedcast’s managed communications services across 10 offshore rigs and one shore-based facility. “Diamond Offshore continues to adapt to the competitive nature of the industry,” said Tim Osburn, CIO, Diamond Offshore.
Leonhardt & Blumberg Chooses Sealink Business VSAT
Hamburg-based Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), one of Germany’s independent charter owner of handysize containerships, has become the first customer for Marlink’s new Sealink Business VSAT service. With Sealink Business on board, L&B’s fleet will operate using guaranteed minimum bandwidth regardless of the amount of data consumed,
New SatCom Terminal From Lars Thrane
Lars Thrane A/S is presenting its first satellite communication terminal. The LT-3100 Iridium Communications System will be shown to public at the exhibition SEA ASIA in Singapore running from April 25 to 27. The terminal will be available this Summer. The LT-3100 Iridium Communications System is a maritime satellite communication product,
Technology Advances Fisheries Management
Real or near-real time management of Pacific purse seine tuna fisheries is now possible for the first time in history, changing the game for fisheries management. Observer electronic reporting tools – through the new Observer eReporting App –will now be used to help reduce illegal, unreported and
KVH Debuts Connectivity as a Service Offering
KVH Industries, Inc. has launched a new all-inclusive Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering for the maritime industry, AgilePlans by KVH. For a single monthly fee, AgilePlans by KVH brings an advanced satellite communications solution onboard without a costly capital expenditure or long-term commitment.