APM Terminals Barcelona unveils 5G
APM Terminals Barcelona revealed how the latest 5G wireless technology is enabling the use of V2X communication – where information is passed between vehicles and other entities that could affect it.During his presentation, entitled “5G in a container terminal: V2X applied to Cranes. Improving safety in a dangerous Environment”, Sergi Domínguez Tomas, Head of IT at APM Terminals Barcelona, explained that 5G technology provides an opportunity to develop new solutions to optimize safety within the terminal.“Wireless communications have always been difficult to manage in container terminals…
MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"
For Marine Technology Reporter's (MTR) 14th Annual "MTR100" - a look at 100 innovators and technologies in the subsea space - MTR editor-at-large Elaine Maslin reports on five companies and technologies that are worth the watch for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. For the full edition, see https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/201907/Blue Logic: Entering a new eraCompletely new modes of operation are entering the underwater domain for oil and gas operations and…
C&W Networks Selects Xtera for Submarine Cable Upgrade
C&W Networks, part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), the largest telecommunications service provider across the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and United States with more than 48,000 miles of subsea fiber-optic network has selected Xtera Communications, Inc., a leading provider of high-capacity, cost-effective optical transport solutions, for upgrading its submarine cable systems in the western Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean Sea to 100G. By introducing Xtera’s 100G coherent solution…
SignalFire Extends Remote Sensing Systems Capabilities
SignalFire Wireless Telemetery has added new tools and capabilities to its Field Setup and Diagnostic ToolKit that optimize the user-friendliness and customer productivity of its range of Remote Sensing Systems. Interfacing with sensors, thermocouples, load cells, pots and even turbine meters, the Signal Fire Wireless Remote Sensing Systems (SFRSS) support long-distance, wireless communications across devices in challenging, large scale environments such as oil fields. The Field…
Dun & Bradstreet Take Christy on Board
Dun & Bradstreet nnounced today the appointment of Cindy Christy, president and chief operating officer of Asurion Corporation, to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. In this role, Christy will share her broad experience and functional expertise with management in the areas of product development, operations, compliance, market research, management, strategy, and sales. "Cindy is a highly accomplished leader who excels in product strategy and partnership development," said Bob Carrigan, president and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet.
InfiNet Wireless' Solutions to Aid Gulf of Finland Fleet
InfiNet Wireless has announced the deployment of its wireless solutions within the icy Gulf of Finland. InfiNet Wireless' solutions will be used to create a modern technological wireless network within the Gulf, with the project being carried out by communications experts Geyzer-Telecom. Operating within the Gulf is a fleet of 16 ice breakers, each with a length of 119 meters and an unlimited sailing range. The suggested network coverage area is in excess of ten thousand square kilometers as the ice breaking fleet not only have to travel to break ice measuring 1.5 metres thick…
NRL Researchers Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami. The NRL-developed communications technology, which provides a very high data rate transmission over long ranges, was tested as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with MC and Intelligent Designs, LLC. The full-duplex connection was set up between a node on top of a 760-foot-tall building near the harbor and another on board the vessel Norwegian Sky…
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Debuts New Product Range
A range of telemetry products that support robust, long-distance wireless communications in challenging, large scale environments such as those found in oil and gas, agriculture, water systems, forestry and public infrastructures are outlined in the SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Product Catalog. Addressing different remote sensing requirements, the SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Product Catalog offers solutions that provide wireless communications and power to sensors with 4-20 mA, 1-5V, Modbus, Hart, Digital IO and other analog and digital interfaces.
Delta Wave to Host Emergency Communication Seminar
Delta Wave announced it will host an emergency preparedness mobile satellite equipment roundup on Thursday, September 4 at its office in Morgan City at 10 a.m. Delta Wave will showcase the latest in mobile satellite communications equipment such as the Iridium GO!, Inmarsat IsatHub and Globalstar Sat-Fi, and also test attendees’ phones. Lunch will be served. Industry representatives will also be at hand to answer any questions. Along with live demonstrations, We will also have at hand other types of field equipment and latest technologies that we offer which may be of interest, including thermal camera devices, wireless communications, etc. There is no cost for this seminar. All emergency responders are welcome. deltawavecomm.com
China's "Ordinary" Billionaire Behind Nicaragua Canal Plan
Wang Jing, the enigmatic businessman behind Nicaragua's $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, shrugs off scepticism about how a little-known entrepreneur can be driving a huge transcontinental project, insisting he's not an agent of the Beijing government. "I know you don't believe me," said Wang, who reckons that he's forked-out about $100 million in canal preparation work, and is burning as much as $10 million a month on the project. "You believe there are people from the Chinese government in the background providing support. High-ranking Chinese officials including President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and former leaders Jiang Zemin and Wen Jiabao have all visited the state-connected wireless communication technologies company Wang took control of four years ago.
Registration Open for Oceanology International
Registration for the largest-ever Oceanology International (ExCeL London, March 11-13, 2014) is now open at oceanologyinternational.com. With 520 exhibitors from 35 countries taking up over 8,000 m2 net of space, the biennial global forum is where industry, academia and government come together to share knowledge and connect with their peers in the marine technology and ocean science community, thus improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans. “It is not only the exhibition that is record-breaking, we have an impressive series of eight conferences and three highly topical panel discussions planned by the industry for the industry,” explained Event Director, James Coleman of Reed Exhibitions.
Innovative Marine Communications for Offshore Safety
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. distributor of the David Clark Marine Wireless Headset Communications Systems in 2012, one of the first users was Tidal Transit, a fast growing North Norfolk company providing a new generation of personnel transfer vessels for use by offshore wind farm developers.
Cellular Signal Boosters: Relief for Inland & Coastal Mariners
Wilson Electronics, a U.S.-based manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, is targeting inland and coastal waterway users with a new marine initiative. The development of a signal booster kit that improves cellular coverage for boaters on inland waterways and for near-shore mariners means that dropped connections and no-service zones may be a thing of the past. Cellular booster systems take a weak signal – sometimes too faint for a cellular device to detect – and boost it so that strong…
Marin Uses Subsea Wireless Solution from WFS in Test Basin
WFS helps Marin communicate with underwater models in their test basin using subsea wireless technology. Marin is one of the leading institutes in the world for hydrodynamic research and maritime technology, providing services to the shipbuilding and offshore industry and governments. Customers include commercial ship builders, fleet owners, naval architects, classification societies, oil and LNG companies and navies all over the world. Marin’s Seakeeping and Maneuvering basin…
Sonardyne to Demo Research Vessel at Ocean Business 2013
Daily demonstrations are the key focus of Sonardyne International Ltd.’s presence at this year’s Ocean Business in Southampton. Taking place at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) from Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 11th April, Sonardyne’s trials and research vessel, Sound Surveyor, boasts a packed program schedule including Sprint INS, 6G multi-user acoustics and Solstice Side Scan Sonar. Inside on Sonardyne’s stand, E1, visitors will be able to explore technology for acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, sonar imaging and wireless communications.
ABB Launch Tropos 1410-HAZ Communication Equipment
ABB announce the Tropos 1410-HAZ wireless mesh router and wireless bridge, certified for use in hazardous environments. Tropos 1410 wireless mesh routers and wireless bridges create secure, IP-based field area communication networks serving thousands of automation endpoints such as intelligent electrical devices, industrial process controllers and SCADA devices. Designed to provide wireless communications for field automation applications, the Tropos 1410-HAZ is certified for use in Class I, Division 2 (US) and Class I, Zone 2 (US and Canada) hazardous locations. The certification allows, amongst others, the Tropos® 1410-HAZ to be deployed in locations such as the wellheads of oil and gas wells, oil and natural gas storage and processing facilities.
Sonardyne Appoints New Sales Agent in the US
Sonardyne Inc., Houston, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Chapman, founder of MECCO Inc., to its expanding team of sales agents in the United States. Based in Duvall, Washington, Mike has over 30 years of experience in the marine and oceanographic industries and will focus on developing Sonardyne’s business in Western North America. As part of his new role Mike is promoting Sonardyne’s 6G® product range, the latest in acoustic technology. 6G products utilise Sonardyne’s ultra-wideband width…
Rescue 21 System for Baltimore-Washington Region
On August 19, the U.S. Coast Guard officially accepted the installation of the Rescue 21 search-and-rescue system that will provide enhanced life-saving communications capabilities to the entire Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, reaching as far as Washington, D.C. Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to quickly respond to and assist distressed mariners, saving lives and property. It also provides a wireless communications network that the Coast Guard can use to communicate with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and other emergency first responders.
Corsica & Sardinia Ferries Award Onboard Communications Contract to MCP
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has strengthened its foothold in the Mediterranean through a major turnkey telecommunications contract with Corsica & Sardinia Ferries, one of Italy’s most prestigious ferry operators. The five-year contract covers Mobile Telephony, Mobile Internet, WiFi and VSAT for eight passenger ferries and plays a key role in supporting Corsica’s ongoing aims to provide crew and passengers with competitive wireless communications backed by a highly reliable quality cellular network.Corsica & Sardinia Ferries are one of the biggest operators on the Western Mediterranean Sea transporting about 3.5 million passengers annually aboard their ferries running to and from France and Italy to Corsica and Sardinia.
E Instruments International Intorduces the E8500 Combustion Analyzer
The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.
Princess Cruises Selects MCP for Wireless Comms
Princess Cruises has again selected MCP’s wireless communications service, this time for the new Royal Princess and her sister being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The service has already been implemented on Princess Cruises’ 16 vessels and offers the most reliable end-to-end wireless service available. Princess Cruises’ latest contract with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) means that passengers on the new vessels can stay connected while onboard with global roaming capabilities for voice, text and mobile internet conveniently billed to their home carrier. Additionally, the contract includes the provision of CrewSIM, a service which allows crew members to make and receive voice calls, texts and mobile internet at discounted rates.
Ocean-going Robots – NASA Looks to Future
What happens when Silicon Valley meets marine science? You have a robot that can operate independently for years at sea. Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics is to present a talk at NASA's Langley Research Center, "Where The Cloud Meets the Ocean," discussing how seven megatrends are converging to change the way ocean research operations and data collection is done across the globe. Ocean operations and data collection has historically been done with expensive ships, buoys, and satellite systems.
Sorensen MCP Managing Director, Americas
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP), wireless communications provider to the cruise industry, announced that it has appointed Fred Sorensen as its new Managing Director for the Americas. He succeeds Steinar Stromsvag who has been in charge of MCP’s Miami office since 2005. Sorensen brings more than 18 years of sales and marketing experience to the role having previously worked as Vice President of Sales and Supply Chain Management at Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering’s Callenberg division and Senior Technical Buyer with Disney Cruise Line. (www.mcp.com)