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Cobham Satcom Tel (Sea) has been selected by Inmarsat to be the maritime terminal launch partner for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress™ global broadband service, with a distribution opportunity valued at $40 million over the next five years, and potential for more depending on market success. Boeing 702HP satellites will provide Global Express Ka-band communications services Cobha ...

Acutec will release it's new Life-at-Sea product at Australasia's biggest offshore oil and gas show AOG 2011. Employers are increasingly driven by the need to retain valuable skilled staff offshore. One way to help do this is by providing improved and freely available communications and entertainment. In their free time, offshore staff can watch television, make and receive p ...

The coverage area of our Ku-band Pacific maritime VSAT service has been extended to include GE23's North Pacific Beam. The expansion means that vessels can now access high-speed broadband and telephony services using their Sea Tel 4006 or 4009 or other 1m plus terminals throughout almost all of the Pacific Ocean, Australasia and SE Asia. Acutec's Asia Pacific VSAT service has ...

Acutec today announced the launch of it's new Dual Antenna Switch (DAS). The 1RU package allows two Sea Tel VSAT antennas to provide uninterrupted Data and Voice communications on vessels where a single antenna can become obstructed by superstructure, masts, rigging and other equipment. The DAS was developed in response to demands from several large sailing superyacht owners t ...

Acutec has been tasked with developing the set to work and Harbour and Sea Acceptance Test procedure (HAT and SAT) for the RAN's communications upgrade program for Minor War Vessels (MWVs). The Strategic Communications Modernisation Program (SCMP) will see Fleet Broadband and Telstra Next G services rolled out to some 40 smaller patrol boats, mine hunters and other small ships ...

Cobham Satcom have announced the release of their latest family of marine stabilised antennas. The Sea Tel 10 series is a lighter weight, easier-to-install, marine stabilized antenna system for broadband connectivity. It offers a higher return on investment and reduced cost of ownership compared to competitors products. Available in 40 inch (100cm) and 50 inch (125cm) reflecto ...

Building on the success of the 06 series VSAT antennas, Cobham Satcom have announced the launch of its successor. The replacement Ku band 09 series will still be available in 40 inch (1m) and 60 inch (1.5m) versions as well as a new 50 inch 1.2m version. Among the many improvements over previous models, the above decks unit is in a brand new radome. Inside, much of the electro ...

Acutec and airtime partner Australian Satellite Services will have a live demonstration of the Sea Tel compact 2406 VSAT as well as the new lightweight Sea Tel USAT system at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show this year. Visitors will be able to see and experience the compact, stabilised antenna deliver broadband internet and crystal clear telephone calls. Experts will be ...

Argentine sail training ship ARA LIBERTAD routinely uses its high speed internet VSAT connection to assist with weather routing. The ships Sea Tel 4006 VSAT provides critical communications and with the assistance of the US NAVY is used to acquire real-time meteorological data at sea. ACUTEC recently supplied internet service for the ship as part of a long term arrangement wit ...

Acutec are providing offshore broadband communications to the team surveying the wreck of HMAS Sydney II off the WA coast. DOF Subsea's SV Geosounder is using the ship's Sea Tel 4006 VSAT system to provide broadband data and voice services for charterers and a film crew on board. Since supplying the maritime VSAT system in March 2007, Acutec have been supplying the vessel with ...

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