Float-free EPIRBs will be mandatory in Australia from January 2021, with commercial vessel operators advised to upgrade now to avoid last-minute supply shortfalls.
Indian satellite solutions group Station Satcom has just signed a reseller agreement with Beam Communications.
The Royal Australian Navy has implemented a new learning system simulator to help sailors prepare for the challenges of operating at sea.
The US Navy has chosen Unisys to supply its software for mission-critical communications.
The Icom IC-M85E marine handheld radio with land mobile features is compact and powerful. It is a suitable for communication in commercial environments.
The Rolls-Royce energy management system could be available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service, after the two companies signed a letter of intent.
Demos can now be submitted for an ETSI workshop focusing on the evolution of marine communication.
Thales VesseLINK satellite communications is designed to provide commercial maritime vessels with global broadband connectivity for the entire maritime ecosystem.
The STP8X Intrinsically Safe hand-portable Sepura TETRA radio has received IEC 60945 certification for maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems.
When you can't even get a solid mobile connection in your house — but a marine crew in Antarctica can.
Icom has released the IC-M423, a fixed-mount VHF radio.
Icom has expanded its product range to include marine electronics. The Marine Commander Navigation System can integrate a compatible VHF radio, AIS transponder, radar and/or fish finder. It also has the capacity to display real-time engine instrumentation via an NMEA 2000 interface (real-time fuel consumption, engine speed, depth, temperature, etc).
Last September, the ACMA released a discussion paper seeking views on possible changes to regulatory arrangements for VHF marine radio used by recreational boat operators.
Daniels Electronics has won a $2m contract with the Canadian government for coastal radio stations to be used by the Canadian coast guard at its marine communications and traffic services centres and associated remote sites in the Pacific region.
A marine wireless network has been developed by researchers at the University of Queensland to help manage the Great Barrier Reef and other sensitive environments.