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Everyone who makes things for a living understands compromise. Building a super yacht is no different. You might have the biggest budget for the best boat ever, but a yacht is an engineering project and engineers know how to compromise.Today I was looking at this photo of the new junk-inspired sailing yacht A on its first sailing sea trial near Kiel. As a self-confessed sat-com ...

Acutec has installed its dual C-Band VSAT Solution on Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator. The C-Band VSAT Solution will provide broadband VSAT communications to the state-of-the-art ship based in Hobart for its research work in the seas and oceans around Australia. The requirements called for a system that could maintain high availability and ser ...

Acutec has installed its dual C-Band VSAT Solution on Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator. The C-Band VSAT Solution will provide broadband VSAT communications to the state-of-the-art ship based in Hobart for its research work in the seas and oceans around Australia.The requirements called for a system that could maintain high availability and servi ...

Cobham Satcom have announced the release of their new 83cm compact Ku Band VSAT antenna system the Sailor 800. Sailor 800 VSAT has RF performance that allows it to compete with larger, 1m systems, offering significant benefits by being lighter, more compact and lower cost. The system has already been type-approved by Eutelsat, opening the way for operations on the networks of ...

Acutec will provide VAST free-to-air (FTA) TV services, integration and technical support for the many cruise ships now operating in the South Western Pacific. Whilst in the Optus C1/D3 satellite footprint, Australian guests on board will be able to enjoy all the usual FTA TV programming they can see at home. Since the Global Financial Crisis there has been a boom in the regio ...

Acutec has delivered a Free-to-Air and Foxtel pay TV entertainment solution to the two Spirit of Tasmania roll-on roll-off ferries operating between Devenport, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria. The solution provides Foxtel and VAST digital services to passengers and crew and integrates with the ship's safety and PA systems for passenger safety video broadcast and emergency ann ...

Film-maker and Explorer James Cameron's epic adventure to pilot only the second manned mission to the deepest point on earth ended successfully today. The National Geographic project was supported by Telstra and Acutec who provided the ship-based satellite communications solution. The specially designed submersible Deepsea Challenger touched bottom at 10,898m at 0752 local tim ...

Working for the project's communications provider Telstra, Acutec has recently deployed complete marine VSAT, IT and voice solutions on James Cameron's deep-dive support boats the Mermaid Sapphire and SS Barakuda. If successful, The National Geographic project will be only the second to operate a manned submersible mission to almost 11,000m, the deepest point in the Earth's oc ...

Acutec will exhibit Sea Tel's compact 1 meter shipboard X-Band satellite terminal at Sydney's Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference later this month. The antenna is based on their highly successful and now ubiquitous 09 series VSAT antenna, a type deployed on hundreds of commercial, Navy and government vessels worldwide. With X-Band radio and modem equipment, the term ...

Acutec visited M.Y. Mayan Queen IV during a brief stop of the yacht in Sydney this week. At 92 meters long and six storeys high she is the largest Superyacht ever to visit the harbour city. MQIV was built in Hamburg in 2008 and is listed as the 37th biggest yacht in the world according to Superyachts.com. Acutec assisted yacht staff remotely over several weeks in the leadup to ...

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