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Elcome Completes Satcom Switchover for LNG Tanker Fleet

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Elcome International said it has completed a satellite communications retrofit program for a major fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers providing broadband data and voice services.   “Our team decommissioned the existing VSAT systems and installed new SAILOR 900 antennas and below-deck systems on 40 ships within four months.

Raymarine Launches New AIS Transceiver

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Raymarine, a brand by FLIR systems, has announced the launch of its new Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver featuring an integrated antenna splitter. The new Raymarine AIS700 Class B transceiver enables boat owners to share the same antenna with their onboard VHF equipment making installation much easier, tidier and less expensive.

ChartCo Launches New FleetManager Portal

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ChartCo, a global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has announced the launch of its new FleetManager software. As a web-based tool, FleetManager enables shore-based customers to access live ship management and tracking data in one place, at any time, on any popular browser (Chrome,

New Owner Takes Over at WESMAR

Roger Fellows, new WESMAR owner (left), and Bruce Blakey, company founder (Photo: WESMAR)

Bruce H. Blakey, founder and President of WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics), has sold his company to local businessman Roger Fellows, effective November 1, 2017.   Blakey has sold the company to a new innovator whom he says is poised to take the company and its products to new heights. The name of the company will remain the same.

OSI to Deliver IBNS for the US Navy LCS Program

OSI Maritime Systems said it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.     “We are pleased to have signed this very important contract with Lockheed Martin. Over the years,

Intellian to Develop New US Navy Antennas

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 Intellian Technologies USA, Inc. said it has been awarded a contract to research, design and deliver antenna systems for the U.S. Navy.  Under the terms of the contract the new antenna system will provide enhanced capabilities and will allow the Navy to retire an older generation system, Intellian said.

Ocean Signal Introduces New AIS Transponder

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Ocean Signal is introducing the ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder, a combined SOLAS and Inland approved solution capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems to aid collision-avoidance and improve safety for both commercial and recreational vessels. Developed to meet the

Raytheon Anschütz Launches PilotStar NX

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With the new PilotStar NX, the German-based navigation company Raytheon Anschütz said it continues the path of simplifying autopilot handling in combination with superior steering performance.    The new PilotStar NX combines steering accuracy known from the Anschütz autopilot systems with intuitive operation and a broad functional range.

Rolls-Royce Debuts Cloud-based Energy Management Module

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled a ‘cloud-based’ fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module designed to help ship owners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation.   Starting January 1, 2018, collection and reporting of voyage data will become a mandatory,

Lumitec Celebrates 10 Years

 Lumitec Lighting this month celebrates a company milestone as the South Florida based LED lighting manufacturer enters its 10th year in business.    Lumitec was founded in November 2007 with its initial focus primarily on marine lighting. The company has since gone on to venture into other markets,