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IT technology unveiled at Nor-Shipping 2017

Tue 30 May 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

IT technology unveiled at Nor-Shipping 2017
Cobham Satcom introduced the Sailor 4300 terminal for Iridium Certus satellite communications services

Satellite communications, IT and bridge equipment technology was unveiled at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Oslo, Norway. Some of the new innovations will provide fresh services to owners to help them attract the best seafarers, reduce operating costs, improve safety and enhance operations.

Cobham Satcom introduced the Sailor 4300 terminal for Iridium Certus satellite communications services. The terminal will be tested in the North Sea during the third quarter of this year before being rolled out to commercial shipping in 2018. The terminal will link with Iridium’s Next constellation of satellites that will be launched during this year.

KVH Industries revealed its YourLink content delivery service that fleet managers and owners can use to distribute company-produced videos to all vessels in their fleet. This is a new addition to the IP-MobileCast content delivery service. Seaspan is one of the first shipping companies to use YourLink to deliver its safety videos.

Inmarsat has offered to provide risk assessments for maritime cyber security. It is giving its full backing to a new joint working group that has been formed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). This working group will develop a co-ordinated position on cybercrime and its prevention for the maritime industry.

IACS sees the working group approach as key to driving pan-industry technical or policy initiatives forward where the issue identified affects not only IACS members but other parts of the industry.

Inmarsat said it will launch its own unified threat management cyber security solution for maritime customers later this year.

Marlink has launched SkyFile Mail version 10.1 with improved automation and customisation capabilities. This features support account management and cost control for fleet managers. It will be rolled out to up to 25,000 vessels over Marlink’s Sealink VSAT and L-band services.

Danelec Marine has developed a new intelligent remote management platform that offers low-cost access to data from ships. Hanseaticsoft is one of the first third-party developers to use the telematics platform.

For bridge systems, Hatteland Display unveiled its 55in ultra high definition voyage planning table. This enables bridge teams to plan routes using ECDIS charts, radar and electronic topographic maps on a 4K resolution display that can be lowered, tilted and raised.

Flir Systems demonstrated two new compact additions to its M-Series of marine thermal cameras. The M100 and M200 provide enhanced awareness and safety at night for professional, commercial and fishing owners and operators.

Riviera Maritime Media is presenting its latest journals and publications at Nor-Shipping at stand E-03-01. Riviera is also co-hosting an event at Nor-Shipping. SpeedCast chief executive Pierre-Jean Beylier will present his vision for future ship connectivity at the: The Reality and Future of the Digital Ship event. This will be free to enter on Wednesday 31 May from 12.30 t0 15.00 in the Thon Hotel Arena, Lillestrøm, Norway. To register click here

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