The marine satellite communication business has many earmarks suggesting it is set to expand rapidly, with a recent run of corporate consolidations and a seemingly endless offering of new products and services designed to emulate the speed and reliability of landbased services at sea.
The cost of maintaining Navy ships is measured in billions of dollars and millions of man-hours. Requiring sailors to perform excessive, unnecessary, and often counter-productive maintenance does more than waste money. It also wastes that most precious of commodities — sailors' time.
Created just three years ago, Chartco embraces a small company's flexibility and innovative attitude but is supported by a big company bankroll. Dr. Andy Norris, Chartco's managing director, recently spent some time with MR/EN to discuss the present and future of electronic charts.
COMSAT has announced that its board of directors has elected Irving Goldstein as chairman and chief executive officer, and Marcel Joseph as president and chief operating officer of the corporation, effective October 1 this year. Mr. Goldstein,
COMSAT World Systems Division announced recently that William C. Taylor has been appointed senior vice president. In this capacity, Mr. Taylor will manage the provision of international communications services through COMSAT's international earth
Washington, D.C.-based COMSAT Mobile Communications recently announced the introduction of its new C-Linksm Dial-In Service which provides an easy way for people aboard ship to be linked with contacts on shore. By using local telephone access to Sprint's X.
ViaSat has raised the delivery of Phase two of its contract with Star Cruises, attaining an order worth more than $500,000 for additional installation on the line's latest vessel — Superstar Taurus — that was set to be in Japan during March. The
Computer data transfer between ship and shore via satellite is completely practical and feasible, according to the results of a series of tests recently completed by Navidyne Corporation, Newport News, Va. The most recent tests were conducted