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Globe Wireless GlobeSwift Yacht Product Line

Globe Wireless has introduced GlobeSwift, a line of communications equipment, airtime, applications and IT services for the yacht market. Globe Wireless provides communications and IT service for over 9,000 commercial ships.  The GlobeSwift product line brings services to the pleasure yacht market, while recognizing that the requirements of yacht owners and managers are much different than traditional commercial maritime users.  Frank Coles, President and CEO of Globe Wireless said “GlobeSwift offers advanced communication services such as browsing, email and VoIP and is combined with aesthetics and top caliber support.” He continued, “We can now offer customers a 1M Ku band and 60cm Mini-Ku VSAT systems. Combining this with the Globe i4, which uses traditional Inmarsat or Iridium as a backup for VSAT, means customers have a fully redundant communications system.” Globe Wireless also provides customers with a full suite of IT and operational applications including GlobeWeather, GlobeForms, and Globe AntiVirus. (www.globeswift.com)


Inmarsat to Acquire Globe Wireless

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the acquisition of the business and substantially all of the assets of Globe Wireless LLC. Headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, Globe Wireless is a leading provider of value-added maritime communications services to the shipping market. The acquisition of Globe Wireless is driven by multiple strategic benefits:   Access to a skilled engineering team that will significantly expand Inmarsat’s


Globe Wireless Establishes Com Center

Globe Wireless released its Globe Communications Center (GCC), designed to streamline onboard messaging and data file transfers for commercial marine vessels. The GCC, which produces a cost-effective way of sending all communications from one source, is simply formatted for ease-of-use. The GCC routes communications through the Maritime Data Network, as well as through satellite systems through an advanced protocol developed by Marinet Systems, who recently merged with Globe Wireless.


Globe Wireless Establishes Communications Center

Globe Wireless released its Globe Communications Center (GCC), designed to streamline onboard messaging and data file transfers for commercial marine vessels. The GCC, which produces a cost-effective way of sending all communications from one source, is simply formatted for ease-of-use. The GCC routes communications through the Maritime Data Network, as well as through satellite systems through an advanced protocol developed by Marinet Systems, who recently merged with Globe Wireless.


Globe Wireless Acquires Atlantic Assets

Globe Wireless announced on Feb. 13 that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Atlantic RadioTelephone / SatPhoneStore (ART).  The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. Globe Wireless recently introduced the GlobeSwift product line, which was specifically designed for the coastal and yacht market.  Globe also recently opened a new sales and support office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 


Black Appointed as CFO Globe Wireless

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Globe Wireless announced that Thomas M. Black has been appointed CFO of the company. Black owned a successful consulting practice, providing financial and strategic guidance to maritime companies. He was a financial partner in Tatum, LLC, and also held multiple positions with Tropical Shipping, including Senior VP of Foreign Operations and CFO. He also served General Manager of Thompson Shipping and Director of Finance for International Shipping Partners


Becker Marine Systems Integrates OpenPortSM

Becker Marine Systems Communication has entered into a global distribution partner agreement with Iridium Satellite to integrate, optimize and distribute Iridium OpenPortSM optimized-bandwidth marine satellite systems. Under this agreement, Becker Marine Systems is fully integrating the Iridium OpenPort service with its unique umc.connect optimization server and its umc.global network managed services. This solution will be offered as “umc


Ruckus Wireless Outfits the Queen Mary

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Ruckus Wireless(TM) announced that it was selected to supply advanced, Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the Queen Mary, one of the world's most historic ships, now permanently docked and serving as a luxury hotel and convention center in Long Beach, California. Hotel Internet Services (HIS) and Queen Mary IT staff have selected and deployed Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart wireless LAN (WLAN) products, enabling wireless connectivity from any of the hotel's guestrooms and common areas in order


Ship Communications Networks with Global Reach

Maritime wireless digital network CellAtSea® growing fast CellAtSea®, the brand name of Maritime Communication Partners (MCP) digital wireless services, enables passengers and crew to remain connected through voice, messaging, MMS, mobile internet and Blackberry services while at sea, and the company states a record 24% growth in its digital wireless service over the past 3 years. MCP's global maritime wireless network provides passengers and crew with superior wireless


Globe Tracker, Xmetra Announce Partnership

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Globe Tracker International (GTI), a company in global  trade data sharing, autonomous asset tracking and monitoring and related data analytics, announced its partnership with Xmetra OU, a supplier of solutions for remote detection and tracking of leakages of Hazardous Materials during transportation and storage. The companies will deliver integrated, real time wireless detection, tracking, alarm condition reporting and remote management of intermodal containers (tankers) used for high


GES Gross Revenue Up 27% in 2013

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Globe Express Services (GES), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that its gross revenue for its UAE operations in 2013 has increased by 27 percent compared to 2012. Profit was buoyed by the rapid growth of, and positive outlook on


Port of Pittsburgh Seeks Technology Testers

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission seeks local companies and individuals to participate in its Wireless Waterway (WW) Interoperability Test Bed (ITB) the week of June 15, 2014. The commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2014 from interested entrepreneurs


Bestobell Exhibits LNG Technology

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Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), attended the Gastech 2014 exhibition in South Korea recently and said it had a great response from visitors across the globe, including a significant number from South Korea and Japan


Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7

USS Ohio (SSBN-726). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7 1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward 1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S. 1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service 1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle


New Veripos GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

Veripos GNSS Mobile

Aberdeen-based Veripos, a supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a new multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7


Deep-sea Internet Being Developed at UB

Subsea Internet R&D: Photo courtesy of UB

University at Buffalo (UB) researchers are developing a deep-sea Internet: they consider that the technological breakthrough could lead to improvements in tsunami detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, surveillance, pollution monitoring and other activities.


Innovative Marine Communications for Offshore Safety

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Utility, functionality, and safety all come together in David Clark’s wireless headset communication systems. For the soon-to-come North American Offshore Wind boom, there are lessons to be learned here, from across the great pond. When Mantsbrite became the sole U.K


Now Hear This: Maritime Hearing Protection

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Better communication and hearing protection in the maritime environment through wireless headsets. Clear communication is essential for a safe, effective and productive workplace. Too often, however, excessive levels of background noise make communication difficult


New Portable Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

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The new E8500 industrial combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. According to the manufacturer, the E8500 is suited for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine


NY Waterway Ferries Fit Video Surveillance System

Ferry crossing: Photo credit Interlogix

The 8 million annual passengers that travel the New York Harbor on NY Waterway ferries now do so more safely with a system that includes hundreds of Interlogix IP and analog cameras, transmitting from moving ferries to a land-based security command center via a fast-roaming wireless mesh network


Northport Systems Upgrades Navigation Softwre

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Software developer Northport Systems Inc. has announced the latest enhancement to its innovative Fugawi Marine 5 marine navigation software, Theyr Weather. Fugawi Marine 5 allows for simple download, management, and display of high-resolution weather data from the X-Traverse web service


Inmarsat Complete Globe Wireless Acquisition

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Inmarsat inform that the US$45-million deal to buy Globe Wireless, the Florida-based provider of value-added maritime communications services to the shipping market, has been finalised. Inmarsat has confirmed that it has completed regulatory and other approvals in relation to its purchase of


WASSP Goes Wireless with New Remote Mapping System

Installed in the tender or support vessel of a super yacht, the WASSP-Wireless system uses a wifi radio link to send a real-time sea floor map back to the vessel.

Award winning multi-beam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd. debuted its latest system – now for super yacht applications. WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address superyacht captains’ concerns about underwater obstacle avoidance, hull damage or grounding the vessel.


AWT Shares Acquired by StormGeo

Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) announced the conclusion of an agreement with weather specialist company StormGeo under which the full shareholders stock in the company has been acquired by Norwegian based StormGeo A/S . Following the acquisition


Simrad Debuts RS90 VHF Radio

Simrad, designer and manufacturer of marine electronics, has announced  its powerful and versatile new modular, black box VHF radio, the RS90. Packed with innovative communication features the RS90 offers unparalleled performance with a standard feature set that includes an Automatic


 
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