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Eco Marine Power to Use Artificial Intelligence

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 To further enhance its research capabilities Eco Marine Power announced today that it will begin using the Neural Network Console provided by Sony Network Communications Inc., as part of a strategy to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into various ongoing ship related technology projects including

Harley Marine Deploys Ruggedized Routers

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Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE network solutions connect onboard technology and ship-to-shore communications   Harley Marine, like many maritime companies, required a solution for simple, fast and reliable network connectivity to ensure daily tasks such as invoice processing, navigation, marine-mapping and more could be completed seamlessly,

Five Trends in Onboard Cruise Ship Technology

Cruise ships are becoming increasingly high-tech as cruise lines look to improve the onboard experience (©Darryl Brooks / Adobe Stock)

Cruise lines are increasingly using technology to attract and entertain passengers. Whether it’s media content to help travelers wind down at the end of the day or smart tech meant to improve the overall cruise experience, cruise ships are becoming more high-tech.   Being out on the ocean creates some challenges to accessing technology,

Monet Cable System Ready for Service

The 10,556 kilometer Monet Cable System connecting Brazil and the U.S. is ready for service (Image: TE SubCom)

A 10,556 kilometer submarine cable enhancing connectivity from the United States to Brazil has been completed and is ready for service.   Commercial traffic via the intercontinental Monet Cable System is expected to commence shortly, announced project partners from the U.S., Brazil, Angola and Uruguay.

Marlink Acquires Radio Holland's Connectivity Business

Erik Ceuppens (left) and Paul Smulders (right) sign the partnership agreement (Photo: Marlink)

Marlink and Radio Holland have concluded a partnership agreement whereby Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s connectivity business.   According to the partners, the deal strengthens Marlink’s position in maritime VSAT, while Radio Holland will be the preferred global sales and service partner offering

MOL Succeeds in 'Visualization at Sea'

Image of using on shore. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced a joint success with Japan Radio  and JSAT MOBILE Communications in building a network that shares data recorded in Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) by using Fleet Xpress provided by Inmarsat, a high-capacity, high-speed satellite telecommunication service.   Like

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing.

Marlink Buys Majority Stake in OmniAccess

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Apax Partners backed Marlink said it has signed a definite agreement to acquire a majority stake in fellow maritime VSAT services firm OmniAccess.   The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approval and closing is expected in the first half of 2018.   OmniAccess’ existing management

Connectivity for Brown Water Operations

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Growing options emerge for ever-increasing data and Comms demand.   In the United States alone, 625 million tons of cargo is transported along the more than 12,000 miles of commercially navigable waterways each year, moving vital commodities to and from 38 of the nation’s 50 states. The advent of

Inmarsat Opens New Norwegian Office

Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat, CEO (Photo: Inmarsat)

Satellite communications company Inmarsat has opened a new office at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, to continue to drive the digitalization of the shipping industry.    The opening of the facility in the heart of Norway’s leading edge maritime community,

Inmarsat Launches SafetyNET II

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 Inmarsat has launched a vital new service, SafetyNET II, for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs), marking a key stage in upgrading the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which helps to save thousands of lives at sea each year.   Inmarsat’s new generation international broadcast

Speedcast, SRH Marine Pact for Maritime Solutions

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 Speedcast International, provider of reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine. The strategic agreement redefines the management of navigation and communications across the Maritime industry by providing a fully integrated shipboard solution delivered by a single supplier.

Beagle Star to Use Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress for Superyachts

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 Inmarsat has launched a new and flexible Fleet Xpress plan for superyachts to address the seasonal luxury market, and through its partner e3 Systems has signed up the first superyacht Beagle Star V, a luxury sail yacht, to the plan.   The award-winning Fleet Xpress service has become the fastest

First Superyacht Signs up for Fleet Xpress Plan

Beagle Star V (Photo: Inmarsat)

Inmarsat has launched a new and flexible Fleet Xpress plan for superyachts to address the seasonal luxury market, and through its partner e3 Systems has signed up the first superyacht Beagle Star V, a luxury sail yacht, to the plan.    The award-winning Fleet Xpress service has become the fastest

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