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Brazilian Oilfield Supply fleet uses Fleetbroadband 250

Brazilian oilfield supply fleet taps into faster satellite communications with Fleetbroadband 250 Fleetbroadband 250 satellite terminals are providing essential high speed connectivity for a fleet of supply ships serving recently-discovered oilfields off the coast of Brazil. Oil supply ship operator Astromaritima is equipping its fleet with Fleetbroadband internet satellite services. Reliable Satellite Communications Needed Potentially

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Brief History of Satellite Communication

by Jon Aldrich Mobile Satellite communication technology has evolved over the years not unlike the evolutionary progression of other technological innovation. Take computers for example. Early computers cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and required a battery of MIT graduates to operate them. They filled complete rooms, even requiring their own air conditioning systems. Only

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BGAN Monitors Oilfields Remotely

Oilfields monitored remotely with Inmarsat BGAN satellite service The world’s first large-scale SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) network based on Inmarsat’s mobile BGAN satellite service provides previously unmatched remote site management options for the oil and gas industry. This groundbreaking BGAN SCADA network has been deployed for a major oilfield services company to monitor

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Live Video Streaming of Chilean Miners rescue via BGAN

Live news of miners’ rescue relies on BGAN connectivity The whole world has been focused on the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months. Many of us who watched these events unfold via the internet and our televisions were able to do so from the pit-head via BGAN….broadband global area

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Spanish Fishing fleets choose Fleetbroadband

Satellite IP solution selected for e-logging on Spanish fishing fleets More than 700 Spanish boats select Fleetbroadband 150 and 250 Marine Satellite Systems to electronically report fishing vessel catches as now required by the European Union. This Inmarsat satellite broadband solution will provide transmission of data securely and cost effectively to Spain’s fishing vessels. Following

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Vehicular BGAN transmits robotic car’s journey across the Globe

The Project “VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge” led two robotic vehicles (solar powered) on an 8,000 mile journey through Eastern Europe, Russia and China without the use of human drivers. Both vehicles were equipped with BGAN Thrane Explorer 727 mobile satellite communication terminals that transmitted the trek via live satellite video. Also on board were solar

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German Shipping Fleet to use Fleetbroadband Satellite Terminal

The German shipping company Vega-Reederei is outfitting their vessels with marine satellite services technology via Fleetbroadband. So far 8 vessels have been installed by Inmarsat Distribution partner Stratos with another 8 expected in the near future. Vega’s services include shipping operations, shipbuilding, chartering, ship disposal and financial services. They have a total fleet of 22

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Using the BGAN Launchpad

Using LaunchPad to align and register your BGAN terminal To achieve the best signal strength possible, you will need to position your BGAN terminal in the direction of the satellite as accurately as possible for establishing a data connection. The quality of the service will be compromised should the antenna be pointed in the wrong

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Isat Phone Pro Satellite phone for Crisis Deployment

Isat Phone Pro Satellite phone ideal for Worldwide Crisis Deployment Emergency communications aid agency Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) have adopted Inmarsat’s new handheld satellite phone for worldwide deployment in crisis zones. Currently being used in Haiti and Indonesia, in the wake of the natural disasters in those countries, the Isat Phone Pro satellite phone is

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The Inmarsat-2 F1 Celebrates 20 Years in Orbit

The Inmarsat-2 F1 which was launched off aboard a McDonnell Douglas Delta rocket on Oct 30th 1990, was only supposed to be in orbit for a decade however the life of the satellite has extended into its third decade of service. The F1 which was designed and built out by the British Aerospace and Hughes