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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Globe Ifusion News

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi Selects Dual Globe iFusion Solution

Globe iFusion System

Globe Wireless, a  provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, has announced Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi AS has selected the Dual Globe iFusion system as the communication solution for both SKS Tankers Holding AS and KGJS Cement Holding AS. The Dual Globe iFusion  solution provides full featured redundancy and reliability for vessels. The dual terminal FleetBroadband configuration allows one Globe iFusion  terminal to act as the primary communication system with the secondary Globe iFusion  terminal acting as a backup.

NSB Standardizes Fleet with the Globe iFusion System

Photo: Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless, a provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, said Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (NSB) will standardize 85 vessels of their fleet with the Globe iFusion system. Each vessel will be equipped with a Globe i250, a backup FB150, Globe Wireless’ Fixed Multiple Lines, GlobeMobile and GlobeSSAS. With enhanced crew solutions, the Globe iFusion system enables multiple calls using Globe’s unique Digital Quality Voice (DQV) technology on both the GSM and VoIP phones allowing up tofive inbound and outbound calls over DQV.

MMS Selects Globe iFusion for Fleet

Marine Management Services Selects Globe iFusion for their Fleet. Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced Marine Management Services (MMS) of Piraeus, Greece has selected the Globe iFusion as the communication solution for its fleet. Globe iFusion incorporates an Inmarsat FleetBroadband 250, a dual firewall, highly optimized IP connections and multiple least cost route gateways, allowing the user to make voice calls using GSM, send and receive email, and browse the Internet.

Marine Management Services Selects Globe iFusion for their Fleet

Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced Marine Management Services (MMS) of Piraeus, Greece has selected the Globe iFusion as the communication solution for its fleet. Globe iFusion incorporates an Inmarsat FleetBroadband 250, a dual firewall, highly optimized IP connections and multiple least cost route gateways, allowing the user to make voice calls using GSM, send and receive email, and browse the Internet.

Globe iFusion: Inmarsat 2010 “Maritime Product of the Year”

Globe Wireless announced that Inmarsat has named Globe iFusion the 2010 Maritime Solution of the Year. Globe Wireless became a FleetBroadband Distribution Partner in January 2010. In September 2010 Globe iFusion was released, making Globe Wireless the only Distribution Partner that is also a type approved FleetBroadband equipment manufacturer. Chris D’Aguiar, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Inmarsat, presented the award during the Inmarsat Partner Conference in Saigon, Vietnam.

E.R. Schiffahrt Selects Globe iFusion for Nearly 90 Ships

Photo courtesy Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless announced E.R. Schiffahrt of Hamburg, Germany will install the Globe iFusion solution on nearly 90 vessels. Roland Felbinger, Nautical Senior Superintendent, of E.R. Schiffahrt commented, “Our corporate IT strategy is to utilize IP satellite technologies to improve our ability to remotely support shipboard IT systems, and lowering cost for growing traffic. Our evaluation showed that with most stand-alone terminals it would be necessary to install several other IT components. The Globe iFusion system was recently awarded the Inmarsat 2010 Maritime Solution of the Year award.

Globe Wireless R6 for Globe iFusion Launched at Posidonia

Globe Wireless is a leading player in providing communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry. Earlier this summer at Posidonia 2012 in Athens the company announced that it would launches its latest software release, R6 for Globe iFusion in  July 2012; a free upgrade to all existing users. While software enhancements and upgrades are commonplace across the IT community, this one is significant for a number of reasons, according to Mark Witsaman, CTO, Globe Wireless. “This particular one (software upgrade) is a pretty big leap,” said Witsaman.

Inmarsat Complete Globe Wireless Acquisition

Globe Fusion diagram: Image courtesy of Inmarsat

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 Globe Wireless, which included the business and substantially all of the assets of Globe Wireless, which in the twelve months ended June 30, 2013,  generated revenues of US$91 million and currently has an installed customer base of over 6,000 ships.

Globe Wireless and Jotron Ink VSAT Agreement

Globe Wireless, a provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, announced the signing of a distribution agreement to sell Jotron B120 VSAT antennas to its maritime customers. This will be part of the Globe iFusion VSAT customized turnkey solution, combined with Inmarsat FleetBroadband, to provide high-speed broadband connectivity with true global coverage. The Jotron B120 is an innovative stabilized antenna offering a simple and clean design. Use of the latest technology allows for high performance from very compact and robust RF and electrical components.

Globe Wireless, Jotron Sign VSAT Distribution Deal

Globe Wireless, a provider of communications, operational and IT solutions, signed a distribution agreement to sell Jotron B120 VSAT antennas to its maritime customers. This will be part of the Globe iFusion VSAT customized turnkey solution, combined with Inmarsat FleetBroadband, to provide high-speed broadband connectivity with true global coverage. The Jotron B120 is an innovative stabilized antenna offering a simple and clean design. Use of the latest technology allows for high performance from very compact and robust RF and electrical components.

Globe Wireless: July Release of R6 for Globe iFusion

Globe Wireless said that  its latest software release, R6 for Globe iFusion,will be launched in July 2012 and will be a free upgrade to all existing users. The software will feature the following enhancements:  a Fixed-Multiple Voice solution for Fleet Broadband, VSAT auto-recovery tools and a pre-paid/sponsored email solution. R6 for Globe iFusiontakes the existing GlobeMobile multiple voice lines, currently on over 1000 FB vessels, using it as a VoIP solution. This enables multiple calls using Globe’s unique Digital Quality Voice (DQV) technology on both the GSM and VoIP phones over a standard FB terminal. In this release, the Globe iFusionFixed-Multiple Voice solution allows up to 5 inbound and outbound calls over DQV…

Globalstar Appoints Globe Wireless as Provider

Globalstar, a worldwide mobile satellite telephone service, has expanded its marketing reach to the maritime industry by appointing Globe Wireless as a franchise service provider. Globe Wireless, Inc. owns and operates a worldwide wireless network used to move messages and data to and from ships around the world. Under the new franchise agreement, Globe Wireless will now also offer Globalstar voice and data services to the commercial maritime market through its 141 sales, service and support facilities located in 44 countries. Also, Globe Wireless customers who subscribe to Globalstar service will be able to make and receive telephone calls from all maritime areas covered by the Globalstar gateway network.

Globe Wireless to Acquire SeaWave & Rydex

Globe Wireless has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of SeaWave & Rydex. The transaction is aimed to create a maritime communications end to end solutions, and provide a complete range of services to over 8,000 ships and over 500 ship operators. By combining the Globe Wireless network and total solution with the innovative technology of SeaWave and Rydex the business will provide customers with the complete choice of systems, service and solutions for the next generation of communications platforms.

Globe Wireless Expands Network

Globe Wireless, owner and operator of the Maritime Data Network, has commissioned a new terrestrial digital node in Darwin, Australia. Formalized in conjunction with ITS Communications, a division of Integrated Technical Services, the new node increases the Maritime Data Network to 17 nodes linked worldwide, while providing additional capacity to users of the network. The digital Maritime Data Network provides communications from ships at sea - anywhere in the world. Globe Wireless also utilizes the Network to provide worldwide, 24-hour, online customer support, message delivery confirmations and notice of satellite messages.

Globe Wireless Announces Promotions

Globe Wireless announced that its Board of Directors has elected Frank Coles as its president and chief operating officer. Coles is a master mariner and holds a Master’s Degree in maritime law. As a qualified English solicitor, Coles practiced shipping law in London with Richards Butler and in Hong Kong with Stephenson Harwood & Lo. He moved on to become general manager of Pacific basin Bulk Shipping in Hong Kong, and spent two years as Chief Executive Officer on Rydex Industries Corporation, a company focusing on marine communications. Before joining globe Wireless, Coles was with Litton Marine Systems, serving as vice president, business development and information technology. Coles has been the managing director of globe Wireless for the last two years.

Globe Wireless Opens Hong Kong, Hamburg Offices

Globe Wireless, a provider of maritime communications solutions, has opened new Sales and Customer Support offices in Hong Kong, SAR and Hamburg, Germany. The new offices significantly enhance Globe Wireless' ability to serve the expanding Asian and European maritime communications markets. "Hong Kong, as an international trading center and a focus for Asian shipping, is a natural location for Globe Wireless to increase business activities. The region's rebounding economy has once again created a huge demand on Hong Kong's port facilities and reinforced its role as a gateway for world trade," remarked Rob Lockett, Vice President of Sales, Asia.

Globe Wireless Reorganizes

Globe Wireless appointed Frank Christophersen as its new Vice President of European Sales. Christophersen joins Globe from Sperry Marine Systems. After seven years of leading the European Sales organization, Mike McNally will take the helm as the Vice President of Americas Sales. The Americas sales organization will be growing the in the weeks ahead. Walter Kane, the current VP of Americas, will be transitioning into the new Product Management group. The Product Management team is comprised of Globe's best in sales, engineering, and customer and technical support. Shane Rossbacher has recently been promoted to Vice President and will lead this team.

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. The GCC provides maritime users with the lowest-cost methods of delivering their electronic mail and data files as they prepare to send them. Depending upon the size and priority of the message…

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. The GCC provides maritime users with the lowest-cost methods of delivering their electronic mail and data files as they prepare to send them. Depending upon the size and priority of the message…

Zim to Buy Cargo Ships for $266.4m

The board of Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has approved the purchase of two container ships for $266.4 million and has option on a third, according Globe Online. The ships will be delivered in early 2010. Last June, the company announced plans to buy eight new container ships for $1 billion from South Korea’s Hyundai Shipyards. This purchase will increase Zim’s fleet by 30%. Source: Globe Online

Globe Wireless Establishes New Office

Globe Wireless has established a new office in Houston, Texas, and appointed Greg Halverson as regional manager of Offshore Sales. Halverson will lead the company's GlobeOffshore® sales efforts in the Gulf of Mexico as well as lending support to Offshore sales worldwide. With more than 16 years of sales experience, including seven years selling communications solutions to the offshore industry, Halverson has had a variety of sales and management positions with MCI Telecommunications, Claydesta Communications, Illuminex Corporation, and most recently with Petrocom.

All-Women Crew Circumnavigating the Globe

Photo: Indian Navy

Indian vessel INSV Tarini entered Port Stanley, (Falkland islands on January 22, 2018 during it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister had flagged-off INSV Tarini from Goa on 10 September 2017.

Globus to Expand Fleet

Globus Maritime Limited has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party in order to acquire a 1998- built 72,929 dwt geared Panamax bulkcarrier, for an agreed purchase price of $66.8m. M/V Tiara Globe and will fly the Marshall Islands flag. On completion of this acquisition, Globus’ fleet will comprise a total of eight modern dry bulkcarriers, consisting of six Handymaxes and two Panamaxes, with a weighted average age of approximately 10.7 years as at December 31, 2007 and with a total carrying capacity of 415,558 dwt. The six vessels in Globus’ current trading fleet are under medium and long term charters with reputable charterers.

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