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.
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,
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.
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.
A new nickel-hydrogen battery technology that will double the operational life of new low earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems has been developed by Comsat Laboratories, a unit of Washington, D.C.-based Comsat Corp., and licensed to Eagle- Picher Industries, Inc.
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
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
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
Barriers to comm u n i c a t i o n between ship-toship and ship-toshore are quickly dissolving with the break-neck speed at which the communications industry worldwide is expanding capabilities and service. Cruise ships — which cater to millions