IMOCA Appoints Iridium
Iridium Communications has announced that the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), has named Iridium as their Official Communications Partner for the 2019-2021 race season. IMOCA has also chosen Thales as its partner and sole provider of Iridium Certus L-band broadband equipment and will equip the IMOCA racing fleet with their VesseLINK connectivity solution. From June 2019 to June 2021, IMOCA race teams will rely upon Iridium Certus as their primary means of satellite communication. Together, Iridium and Thales will provide satcom connectivity for several high-profile yachting events that attract a global audience…
KVH Debuts New VSAT Antenna
KVH introduced the TracPhone V11-HTS, and antenna that the company dubs 'the world’s fastest' 1 meter Ku/C-band maritime VSAT antenna.The V11-HTS is designed to deliver data speeds as fast as 20 Mbps down/3 Mbps, supporting the upward trend of information transport on commercial ships today for operations, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and crew connectivity.“With the TracPhone V11-HTS, we continue to bring innovative solutions to the maritime market, enabling commercial vessel operators to take advantage of the many benefits of VSAT…
MTN UltraBurst Service Launched
MTN Communications has launched MTN UltraBurst for yachts for the 2015 Mediterranean Season. The MTN UltraBurst service delivers on-demand, consumption-based, high-throughput Ku-band connectivity solution for yachts. The satellite bandwidth “burst ability” of this service is ideal for streaming content and media to user devices and systems on board yachts. Customers can use their existing antenna hardware. This is key to delivering the fastest speeds, on demand, at the best value while meeting customers’ lifestyle and communications needs.