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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Globe Wireless News

Globe Wireless Distributes Satlink FleetBroadband

Globe Wireless and Satlink announced the signing of a Marketing and Distribution Agreement which appoints Globe Wireless as a distributor of Satlink’s Inmarsat FleetBroadband 150 and 250 equipment. Globe Wireless has also made an initial substantial order of FleetBroadband units. The Marketing and Distribution Agreement allows Globe Wireless to promote, sell, install, service and support Satlink FleetBroadband equipment.  Globe Wireless will use its worldwide team employee technicians to install and service the Satlink equipment aboard customer ships.  (www.globewireless.com)

Globe Wireless Granted Japan License

Globe Wireless Granted Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. Globe Wireless, a  leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced it has been granted a Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. This license authorizes Globe Wireless to offer Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile satellite communications services in Japan and on Japanese registered vessels.

“K” Line Selects Globe Wireless for Upgrade

Globe Wireless has been selected by “K” Line to provide a turnkey implementation of the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. “K” Line is a large ship owner/operators, which includes container ships, car carriers, bulk carriers, gas carriers and tankers. The signed agreement between “K” Line and Globe Wireless entails the up gradation of its service in the vessels presently using the Globe Wireless network. Globe Wireless currently provides voice & data solutions to “K” Line. The roll out of FleetBroadband on the “K” Line ships has already begun.  

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.

Arimar to Provide Globe Wireless Products

Globe Wireless and Arimar have announced  that they have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement to provide Globe Wireless products and services to Italian flagged vessels. As part of this agreement, Arimar will act as the billing agent for Globe Wireless Italian flagged vessel. This collaboration will significantly enhance Globe Wireless’ offering of communication services to Italian and Mediterranean maritime customers and industry. Arimar Deep Sea Manager Marco Marcuccilli said, “Globe Wireless has been extremely successful in servicing the maritime market due to its unique products and services capabilities. We are excited to work with Globe Wireless one of the world’s leading maritime communications providers.

Globe Wireless Completes 100th Installation of VSAT

Globe Wireless (Globe) is very proud to announce the 100th installation of our VSAT solution. Globe Wireless began installing VSATs in May 2008 due to growing customer demand for increased bandwidth solutions. Globe continues to experience this increased demand and has accelerated its installation program from its large customer base. The Globe Wireless VSAT solution offers the full integration of business, crew, and onboard systems control, LAN segregation, VOIP, GSM, and VPN with its award winning Globe i250® hardware designed with built in data compression, web optimization, firewall and a Fleet Broadband 250 as a backup. Customers recognize that Globe Wireless has superior installation and ongoing support for its VSAT offering.

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 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. He continued, “We can now offer customers a 1M Ku band and 60cm Mini-Ku VSAT systems. Globe Wireless also provides customers with a full suite of IT and operational applications including GlobeWeather, GlobeForms, and Globe AntiVirus.

Globe Wireless Acquires Zynetix

Globe Wireless has acquired Zynetix, a UK-based company specializing in GSM solutions. Frank Coles President & CEO of Globe Wireless said, “Mariners will use personal GSM handsets without paying premiums for that convenience. By seamlessly blending IP satellite systems such as FleetBroadband, OpenPort and VSAT with the Zynetix technology, Globe has created the perfect maritime GSM solution. Ian Taylor, CEO of Zynetix commented, “We are delighted to join Globe Wireless at this exciting time in the maritime communications market. Specifically it enables greater focus and innovation in Zynetix’s two strategic business areas. This will accelerate the deployment of GSM on merchant ships, exclusively through Globe Wireless, making GSM a base-level expectation for on-board communications.

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 Releases Rydex V8

Globe Wireless announced the availability of a new version of the Rydex software. Now branded GlobeRydex, the software is a ship/shore satellite communications solution for the maritime industry. Customers use the GlobeRydex software either through the public hub environment (a service where ships connect to a shoreside hub managed by Globe Wireless) or a private hub configuration (where the shoreside server is kept and maintained at the customer’s premises). “In past years Rydex has seen only minimal software updates. It was in need of enhancements and maintenance.” commented Shane Rossbacher, Vice President of Product Management with Globe Wireless. Mr. Rossbacher continued, “The first phase of improvements addressed the public hub infrastructure.

Globe Wireless Satellite Communications Conference

Globe Wireless announced  the first of a series of Globe Wireless Satellite Communication Conferences to be held this year. The first will be in Hareid Norway, March 5 & 6, 2013. Dave Kagan, President & CEO of Globe Wireless, will provide opening remarks and will be joined at the event by representatives from Inmarsat, SpeedCast, Jotron and others in the field of satellite communications. The conference will consist of invited guest presenters and cover topics relevant to understanding and maximizing the use and impact of the newest communication solutions…

Globe Wireless, SingTel Renew Agreement

Photo courtesy Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless announced the company has renewed its reseller agreement with SingTel. Globe Wireless provides communications and IT services to over 9,600 ships worldwide, and provides SingTel satellite services as a key part of its offering. (www.globewireless.com) (www.singtel.com)

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.

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.

Don Wamsley Joins Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless is pleased to announce that Don Wamsley has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Customer Care. Mr. Kenneth Jones, Founder and CEO of Globe Wireless commented, “Globe Wireless strives to continuously improve all aspects of the services we provide our customers. The addition of Don to our senior management team reaffirms our commitment to this goal. Prior to joining Globe, Mr. Wamsley previously managed the Global Technical Assistance Center for JDS Uniphase.

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. Significant operational synergies identified through immediate integration with Inmarsat’s maritime business unit, and which are expected to deliver a material improvement in profitability within the first year. Pearce highlighted a range of important strategic benefits associated with the acquisition. These included the opportunity to swiftly deliver significantly improved financial performance through synergies.

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.

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.

GlobeMobile Surpasses One Million GSM Minutes per Month

Globe Wireless has announced it has reached a significant milestone, surpassing one million GSM minutes per month. Since its launch in April 2009, GlobeMobile has grown to become the world’s largest Maritime GSM network with over 20,000 active subscribers on just over 1,300 vessels. GlobeMobile is a GSM solution providing crew members voice calling and SMS capabilities at affordable rates. GlobeMobile provides complete flexibility for crew members including:  standard voice calls to and from the vessel, SMS messaging and free onboard mobile-to-mobile calling. GlobeMobile can be used with Inmarsat FleetBroadband and VSAT terminals through our unique Globe Wireless built GSM network.

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 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…

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