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From the helicopter window today, our communications engineer will see the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful radio transmitter, on his flight offshore, supporting the oilfields off North West Cape. The Harold E Holt station operates in the Very Low Frequency (VLF) band, bouncing its signals between ocean and ionosphere to reach vessels 10,000 Km or more away. VLF ship antenn ...

It's great to be attending the Future Frigate Industry Briefing in Sydney today. A number of government initiatives aim to maximise Australian industry involvement in this exciting program to replace the Anzac class frigates. ...

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 ...

Some of our team at last night's Hands Across the Water ball in Sydney's beautiful town hall. This fantastic charity provides food, accommodation and education for hundreds of Thai children and their families. The event was all about raising funds for 43 young Thai people to attend University. ...

So you're paying thousands each month for your superfast, superyacht internet connection, but when you check in with speedtest.net or testmy.net you find it's slower than dial-up. One problem could be the test itself. Accurate for shore-based connections, these speed testing pages can be misleading if your important Facebook posts have to travel 35,000 Km to the nearest satell ...

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 ...

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