Wallem links ships to Inmarsat network

Hong Kong-based ship management firm Wallem Group and Inmarsat have completed trials on a high-speed, satellite-based communications system that could pave the way for more ocean-going vessels to connect and work with their owner's business systems.

Tuesday, 14 September, 2004, 12:00am

Inmarsat spells out next April's restructuring details

Inmarsat, an internationally owned co-operative that provides mobile satellite communications worldwide, will become a public limited company next April, its assembly of member governments says.

2 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Inmarsat to keep distress service

Inmarsat, the inter-governmental satellite communications co-operative planning to restructure into a commercial concern, says it is committed to maintaining free global distress services.

Maritime and aviation distress services would be funded from the commercial income of the group, said director general Warren Grace.

23 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Satellite phones make world a smaller place

A service is available in Hong Kong which allows business users who visit less-developed regions with inferior telecommunications systems to keep in touch with their colleagues.

Director of CelluWare Research Technology, George Lam, and Kenneth Ho, marketing manager of Elekon Co, say the answer is a satellite phone.

19 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Satellite success claimed by Rydex

Rydex Industries Corp claims to be the first company to support and operate on all channels of the Inmarsat satellite network as well as the MSAT satellite and the GSM mobile communications standard.

The company, which has completed testing and installation on a vessel, can support the Inmarsat B voice, data and high-speed data (HSD) channels.

28 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Satellite stations opened

HONGKONG Telecom has opened two $100 million satellite earth stations at Cape D'Aguilar, which will reduce the cost of transmitting voice and data signals to aircraft, ships and other users of the Inmarsat network.

Previously, the company handed Hong Kong calls to Inmarsat receivers in Singapore or Japan for transmission to satellite.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Tankers to go hi-tech

NORWEGIAN maritime information technology specialists Marisoft has won a contract to supply a new computerised vessel reporting system to a Middle East ship owner.

5 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Telecommunication Satellite

HONGKONG Telecom has joined a consortium of companies running ground facilities for the Inmarsat satellite.

The consortium, Project Condominium, is offering links to the Inmarsat system using Telecom's facilities for a tenth of the price of building from scratch, according to deputy chief executive Peter Howell-Davies.

17 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Satellite stations cost $100m

HONGKONG Telecom has invested $100 million to build two earth stations for satellite signals transmitted over the Indian and Pacific oceans, says a company official.

Ms Judy Lau, Hongkong Telecom manager of Inmarsat Services, said installation work at the two stations at Cape D'Aguilar in Stanley was being carried out.

15 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Sailing into a hi-tech future

THESE days, a captain could just about sail with a patch over one eye and the other closed, such is the sophistication of the navigational and communications equipment available.

4 Jul 1993 - 12:00am