Vesper Launches Watchmate Vision2
Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2. The Vision2 has a stunning new look, with a seamless black-bezel front panel and glossy black sides, designed to complement any helm or nav station.
Inmarsat Faces US, Chinese Competition in Maritime Safety
Britain's Inmarsat will lose its monopoly in maritime safety communications after the International Maritime Organization gave Iridium and China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System the green light to develop competing systems.Inmarsat's shares fell as much as 14 percent after U.S.-based Iridium said
Piloting Shipping’s Fourth Industrial Revolution
Vessels today have the capability to gather information and data from a wide variety of sources. This data can inform the crew about the impact of acceleration on the hull, provide updates on lubrication use during slow steaming, and use dynamic positioning to automatically maintain a vessel’s position and heading - among many other things.
RedPort Global Unveils New Satellite Device
A new satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway was launched by RedPort Global.The single rackmount appliance will manage ship networks with satellite broadband routing, VoIP connectivity and crew services,
USCG Restores Radio Communications Along NC Coast
U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina has restored radio communication capability Friday.Repairs were completed at approximately 4 a.m. after communications went down Thursday evening, leaving the Coast Guard unable to monitor radio traffic offshoreThe Coast Guard said HC-130 Hercules airplane had
Owners Demanding More Bandwidth but Paying the Same
Demand for higher bandwidth is on the rise in the shipping industry as owners and managers position themselves to meet the opportunities posed by improved digitalization, according to World-Link Communications.Asad Salameh, World-Link President, said that while shipowners saw digitization as essential in increasing the value of their asset,
ScanReach's In: New Safety at Sea Tech
Norwegian start-up technology firm ScanReach is set to redefine safety standards at sea with In:Range, a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time. The plug and play technology is simple, easy to install, low cost and, according to the team behind it, could save countless lives at sea.
Norddeutsche Reederei Upgrades Connectivity
Norddeutsche Reederei said it will begin installing Navarino’s Infinity Cube solution across its fleet of 50 vessels.The company has a fleet consisting mostly of modern container vessels which trade worldwide.Christian Mix, Norddeutsche Reederei’s IT Marine System Administrator, said, "We are in the
Stena Line Expands Partnership with Telenor Maritime
Maritime mobile operator Telenor Maritime said it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line and announced the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard their passenger ships, deploying a connectivity platform with Mobile/3G/4G, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul in
Danish Projects Boost Maritime Digitalization
Digital nautical charts and better communication at sea are some of the concrete solutions that can boost the development of the maritime sector. Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen, is pleased with the prospects of more digital cooperation across the EU when