Marine Electronics & Communications
Wärtsilä set to acquire L-3’s marine business
Wärtsilä set to acquire L-3’s marine business
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Wärtsilä Corp is in the process of acquiring the Marine Systems International (MSI) business of L-3 Communications. The transaction base purchase price is €285 million, but could be ...
A third of ships could be VSAT-connected by 2023
A third of ships could be VSAT-connected by 2023
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Much of the new satellite capacity coming on stream in the next few years will be high throughput satellites providing Ku-band and Ka-band services. But there are plans for alternative constellations ...
Concerns about the IMO
Concerns about the IMO's e-navigation strategy
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
There is concern among some IMO members about the implementation of IMO’s e-navigation strategy. Their view is that implementation tasks should be clearly specified in terms of compelling need ...
Shipowners must instigate security training to remain compliant
Shipowners must instigate security training to remain compliant
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
 Shipowners need to invest in crew security training and certification in order to be compliant when new rules are enforced in July this year. Under the revised Standards of Training, ...
First Unified Bridge enters service
First Unified Bridge enters service
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
The first vessel with Rolls-Royce’s Unified Bridge system entered service during the third quarter of 2014. Platform supply vessel Stril Luna was delivered from the Astilleros Gondán ...
Carnival unveils hybrid wireless networks for its fleet
Carnival unveils hybrid wireless networks for its fleet
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Cruise ship operators require far more services than just a broadband pipe to deliver a series of communications solutions to passengers and crew. The majority of cruise ships have VSAT equipment on ...
New services can boost onboard revenues for owners
New services can boost onboard revenues for owners
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Recent developments in reservation and ticketing systems have led to cruise ship and ferry operators upgrading their services. There have been a number of new installations in the last 12 months that ...
Baze unveils stand-alone IP-linked video player
Baze unveils stand-alone IP-linked video player
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
New technology has arrived to improve access to entertainment for crew and passengers. It includes improvements to TV receive-only (TVRO) antennas for satellite services and for the devices used on ...
Developing technology for monitoring unmanned ships
Developing technology for monitoring unmanned ships
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Performance monitoring, data logging and analysis will be key technologies for the future development of unmanned ships. In order to control a vessel remotely, shore-based managers will need to know ...
Could tank sensor faults have caused Höegh Osaka listing?
Could tank sensor faults have caused Höegh Osaka listing?
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
It is possible that a failure with the ballast water tank level sensors caused the listing of a car carrier off southern England in January this year. On 3 January, car carrier Höegh Osaka left ...
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