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.
If you are concerned about the effects of Satellite Communication service provider consolidation, you will like the Telenor/Comsat hook-up. If you care nothing about corporate takeovers, rather are focused on ensuring the availability of a strong satellite communication signal,
Perry Oceanographies, Inc., P.O. Box 10297, Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404, under contract to Seaforth Maritime Limited, Aberdeen, Scotland, has started the design and construction of a new concept in undersea observation, maintenance, and repair vehicle.
A recent series of tests conducted aboard a U.S. Great Lakes bulk carrier may help to hasten the widespread acceptance of satellite communications on the Great Lakes. The event was the first successful demonstration of computer data transfer between ship
The 1977-78 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships maintains the format initiated in the previous edition. In addition, a new section of ship silhouettes and a worldwide pennant list of major surface ships have been added to assist recognition. With complete revision of all data and well over 1,
TeleSystems, a Comsat company of Fairfax, Va., recently announced the appointment of Nita Dover as manager, maritime marketing. Ms. Dover will play an integral part in TeleSystems' marketing effort for its MCS-9000 shipboard satellite communications terminal.
COMSAT General Corporation, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024, has announced that, effective Thursday, June 8, it has reduced its charges for commercial telex services via the MARISAT satellite system by one-third, from $6 to $4 per minute.
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