Marine Electronics & Communications
Navarino secures FleetBroadband contracts
Navarino secures FleetBroadband contracts
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Navarino is supplying FleetBroadband (FB) antennas and Inmarsat L-band airtime for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers operating in Norway. The FB500 antennas, from Japan Radio Co (JRC) will be ...
Kongsberg gains orders from Ghana and New Zealand
Kongsberg gains orders from Ghana and New Zealand
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Kongsberg Maritime has delivered a K-Sim Engine simulator to the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana. RMU will use the device for training officers in commercial ships and seafarers in ...
Mobile applications deployed on Norwegian VTS
Mobile applications deployed on Norwegian VTS
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Kongsberg Norcontrol IT (KNC) is developing a vessel traffic service (VTS) for the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). This national system will be used to manage ship traffic off the coast and ...
Training remains a vital consideration
Training remains a vital consideration
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
While developing redundancy for GNSS services is important, effective training remains a vital consideration for safe ecdis operation. This view is endorsed by the International Maritime Risk Rating ...
Approaches to Rotterdam will benefit from eDLoran
Approaches to Rotterdam will benefit from eDLoran
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
As ecdis technology is advanced, more functions, features and capabilities are added by manufacturers. However, it is probably premature to consider the concept of advanced ecdis in global terms when ...
New system-monitoring tools could boost ship efficiency
New system-monitoring tools could boost ship efficiency
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Performance monitoring and onboard decision support tools are essential measures in IMO’s Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) regulations that came into force in January 2013. The ...
Latest programs help yards stay ahead of the competition
Latest programs help yards stay ahead of the competition
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Dutch shipbuilding group IHC Merwede decided to upgrade its ship design and management software after winning several contracts to build the next generation of pipelaying ships. The company is ...
Wireless links offer broadband for vessels, rigs and FPSOs
Wireless links offer broadband for vessels, rigs and FPSOs
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Offshore communications can be provided through various different technologies. For remote operations, there are different satellite communications options, including C-band and Ku-band VSAT. ...
Crew get greater Internet access, but at what cost?
Crew get greater Internet access, but at what cost?
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Providing access to online services for crew and passengers can involve an Internet café-style area with a bank of computers, or a wireless system with zones of access all around a vessel. By ...
Voyage management and vessel tracking
Voyage management and vessel tracking
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Program suppliers have upgraded software that fleet managers can use for tracking vessels and calculating more efficient voyages. Pole Star Space Applications has released a new version of its Fleet ...
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