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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 ...

Sea Tel recently partnered with Intelsat to install its latest innovative antenna on-site at Intelsat’s Napa Teleport. The 9711QOR system (QOR stands for “Quadrature Oriented Reflectors”) combines a standard 2.4M C-band antenna system with an orthogonally mounted 1.2M KU band antenna on a single pedestal. Sea Tel took an installation team that included engineering, production, ...

Several Acutec customer vessels have been included in a recent magazine article naming The World's top ten charter super yachts. The annual SuperYacht World magazine listings name the yachts that have been voted best in the world by a select group of industry experts in various catagories. 'As the only dedicated super yacht satellite solution provider in the Southern Pacific, ...

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 ...

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