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Bremerhaven will be one of the VTS control centres. Photo: Bin im Garten

Bremerhaven will be one of the VTS control centres. Photo: Bin im Garten

AIS whitepaper
For those who are wondering what AIS (Automatic Identification System) is, where it is used, and how the different classes of AIS differ, UK-headquartered vessel tracking provider BigOceanData has put together a useful primer on the subject in the form of a PDF whitepaper. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Speedcast SIGMA Net
SpeedCast International Limited an Australia-headquartered global satellite communications and network service provider, has announced the official release of its SIGMA Net service, which it claims is the new standard for shipping and remote site network management designed specifically for VSAT and MSS. 30 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
ACR Electronics AISLink MOB
ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, launched its first Automatic Identification System (AIS) Man Overboard (MOB) device for both the commercial and recreational marine markets at the METSTRADE exhibition in Amsterdam. 15 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Military grade GX maritime system v
Intellian Technologies, a leading provider of maritime satellite antenna systems, has launched the GX100PM, a 1m GX terminal specially designed for use in defence and intelligence applications. 14 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Phontech 7200
Jotron AS, a Norway-headquartered manufacturer of communication systems for land, sea and air safety, has announced the release of a new classified switch for the connection of its communication devices. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Polaris develops GPS-free positioning fixing
With the growing concern over the vulnerability of GPS and other satellite positioning fixing systems to jamming and spoofing there is a demand for alternative systems as a back-up. 31 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress
Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat has announced at the Nor-Fishing 2016 event that Fleet Xpress is being extended in Northern Europe, demonstrating a new market-specific commitment for the high-speed broadband service, powered by Global Xpress. 16 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
iSea R&D Initiative
Denmark’s Danelec Marine is the project leader for a consortium of companies in iSea, a two-year R&D project to improve efficiency in ship operations and safer navigation. 16 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
Anschütz provides Gyros for polar vessels
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has supplied an advanced gyro compass system for two 25,000 dwt polar class heavy transport vessels. 15 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
Latest bridge technology for sight-seeing trendsetter
Seldom can a sight-seeing vessel have turned so many heads in commercial shipping as the carbon fibre ‘Vision of the Fjords’, reported in last month’s ‘Maritime Journal’. According to Simrad though, it may be the ship’s bridge technology that proves its most significant feature. 11 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
SpeedCast acquires WINS and partners with DHI
SpeedCast International Limited, the Australia-headquartered global satellite communications and network service provider, has announced its acquisition of WINS Limited which it describes as a leading European provider of innovative broadband satellite communications and IT solutions for the maritime sector. 09 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
Alphabridge system for double-ended ferry
Marine electronics expert, JRC, and integrated bridge solution expert, Alphatron Marine, have delivered an AlphaBridge system to a new double ended passenger ferry being built at La Naval Shipyard in Bilbao, Spain. 27 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Radar in real life
When selecting navigation and communications equipment it’s easy to get tied up in comparing specifications on paper, but there is really no better way of seeing how a product could work for your vessel than seeing how a professional skipper uses it on theirs. 13 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Germans test compact ECS on patrol boats
Germany’s Wasserschutzpolizei in Schleswig-Holstein has been testing a compact new electronic chart system and looks likely to install it in its fleet of small patrol boats. 10 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Actisense PRO-BUF-1 launch
UK based boat electronic system’s expert, Actisense, is testing its latest innovation aimed at the larger vessel, in preparation for its official launch at Seawork International 2016. 09 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Satsleeve booster
UK-based supplier of satellite handsets, Global Telesat Communications has announced the arrival of the new Thuraya SatSleeve+, a slip-on booster to turn an existing smartphone into a satellite phone. 05 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
European distribution centre
Danelec Marine has opened a new European distribution centre in Copenhagen to better serve its growing business regionally. Managed by GEODIS, a leading global supply chain command company, the distribution centre will carry a full range of Danelec Marine products and parts, including ECDIS, Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs). 04 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Intelsat and Kymeta
US-headquartered satellite service provider Intelsat S.A., and Kymeta Corporation, a developer of metamaterials-based antenna technology, have announced an agreement to design and produce innovative, flat, electronically steerable, Ku-band mTenna satellite antenna solutions that are optimized for the Intelsat EpicN high throughput satellite (HTS) platform. 04 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Transas integrates Theyr Weather service
UK marine electronics company Transas has teamed up with Theyr Ltd to incorporate weather and ocean data within the Transas Navi-Planner 4000. 03 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Integrated navigation for crew change vessel
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new contract for the delivery of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a Crew Change Vessel (CCV). The vessel is being built for the Danish shipping company Esvagt by Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Spain. 03 May 2016 - Maritime Journal