Iridium shows significant growth potential despite modest reporting
Shares of satellite operator Iridium Communications fell slightly after the company reported mixed results for the second quarter of 2018. Shares of telecommunications companies, including Iridium, fell this year, as…

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Iridium GMDSS in a first-person interview
The safety of sea-going sailors is a top priority. The Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS) was established more than twenty years ago to ensure an adequate level of maritime…

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Satellite Internet Inmarsat BGAN
What is Inmarsat BGAN? A similar question can be asked by a user who comes close to the need to have an Internet connection almost anywhere in the world, regardless…

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The main trends in the development of marine satellite dishes

The increase in the volume of data transmitted from ships to shore means for shipowners and managers the need to upgrade satellite communication antennas to more powerful ones. Today, VSAT marine antennas have low power supplies of about eight watts or less in order to maintain their low weight. This is enough to connect the VSAT equipment operating in the transmission mode of the standard downstream ship traffic, but not enough to increase the upstream traffic transmitted from the ship to the satellite.

In order to adapt the equipment to higher data rates on the uplink, antenna manufacturers can install high power supplies, which leads to an increase in the total weight and size of the antennas. However, Cobham Satcom has developed a 20-watt power supply with the same dimensions and weight as the 8-watt one. The device was included in the high-power version of the Cobham Satcom Sailor 900 VSAT equipment. Continue reading

Installation and commissioning of VSAT equipment as part of the Gazpromneft Nord-West project.
The customer set the task of installing the VSAT KNS ​​Z12 system on the tanker-bunker vessel type Gazpromneft Nord-West, with tuning and commissioning. The customer selected the VSAT KNS ​​Z12mk2…

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Iridium GMDSS in a first-person interview
The safety of sea-going sailors is a top priority. The Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS) was established more than twenty years ago to ensure an adequate level of maritime…

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Satellite TV antennas for Russia
In the modern world, it is not surprising that there is satellite HD TV at home, and the selection of antennas is not so intricate: you need to go to…

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Inmarsat Presents Maritime Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) Study
Humanity consumes more and more. Now we are more than ever, we are accustomed to new technologies and constant access to the information that they bring into our lives. This…

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