Wednesday, December 14, 2011
wolfman rob almeida

Social Media, Corporate Branding, and the Spreading of New Ideas

10 years ago I remember someone saying that we’re all connected to one another by no more than 7 degrees of separation, but with the advent of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,...

December 14, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Maritime satellite communications industry in review [VIDEO]

Satellite communications provider Marlink has released a series of videos begging a number of questions about the maritime satellite communications industry with industry executives at the Nor-Shipping conference held last...

June 17, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

High Speed On Low Bandwidth – Order Full Ahead On Slow Satellite Internet Connections

While departing shipyard on a 750′ exploratory drillship I was asked why, with over 42,000 of horespower at the props, we couldn’t get the ship’s speed into double digits. Raw...

April 13, 2011
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Globalstar Sat Phones

A Satellite Phone Cheaper Than AT&T or Verizon?

Can you get a satellite phone cheaper than AT&T or Verizon? No but at $20 per month Globalstar is offering an unlimited airtime call plan for new customers. A plan...

March 9, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Vroon Selects KVH TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband Service for 125+ Vessels

MIDDLETOWN, RI – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has chosen the KVH TracPhone® V7 and its mini-VSAT Broadband network as the new satellite communication solution...

March 4, 2011
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marlink Expands Contract with DOF ASA

Marlink, the global provider of maritime satellite communications, has secured a new three year contract with DOF ASA, a Norwegian based operator of offshore and subsea vessels. As part of...

February 13, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Iridium to Establish Worldwide Network of Maritime Service Centers to Support Iridium OpenPort(R) Products

Signs Service Agreement With Radio Holland to Provide Shipboard Service in More Than 50 Ports Worldwide MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has announced...

January 25, 2011
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Seatel Marine VSAT Antenna

Marine VSAT – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, 1

To start our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet at sea we will first take a look at VSAT technology. The remaining posts of this series will look at...

December 28, 2010
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Globe iFusion Wins Inmarsat 2010 Maritime Solution of the Year

Without a doubt gCaptain would not be possible without technologies such as this, which is why we commend Globe Wireless, Inmarsat, and others, for their hard work and innovation in...

December 10, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Offshore Access System

Offshore Access System – Heave Compensated Gangway

From geronimo lines to Billy Pugh baskets, transferring personel from crewboats to rigs offshore has always been a percarious operation. And while the safety record and my personal experiences with the...

November 16, 2010
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Monday, October 25, 2010

AIS – Check your GPS Offset For Errors

The Nautical Institute’s AIS error reports webpage tells us: I have observed too many vessels with wrong data transmitted by their AIS. Mostly headings are not correct, but the main...

October 25, 2010
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Effecting Change in the Workplace

How many of you are completely happy with your job?  Or, happy with the way your company operates?  Or even the relationships you have with your coworkers? Have you ever...

October 4, 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Personal Locator Beacons – EPIRBS For Your Lifejacket

gCaptain has long been a fan of the idea behind SPOT’s personal locator devices but gCaptain readers have pointed out a major concern, a SPOT it is not a PLB...

September 15, 2010
Total Views: 199

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dude, you can get YouTube on the ECDIS!

High-speed Internet connectivity on merchant ships and unintended consequences By Ryan Skinner (email) Since early this year, ships running at least one make of ECDIS can download navigational charts and chart...

August 20, 2010
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

NTSB Warns Against The Use Of Cell Phones

Today the NTSB sent out a warning against the sue of cell phones on the bridge of ships. The Coast Guard quickly followed with a similar warning writing: The U.S....

August 12, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

2010 Submarine Cable Map

Click on image for enlargement. 2010 Submarine Cable Map TeleGeography’s popular Submarine Cable Map has been fully updated for 2010. The latest edition of our map depicts 111 of the...

July 18, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010

AIS & LRIT INVESTIGATION: Ship monitoring and transit corridors

Recent news that the EU would most likely take over the US role of hosting an international exchange of LRIT (Long-Range Identification and Tracking Systems) data from SOLAS ships is...

May 14, 2010
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

+34 45-434 2958 …how do you dial that number??

You’re looking for a job overseas and you send an email message to a few people you have worked with in the past. Something like:

May 12, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

AIS SART – New Technology And The Sharing Critical Information

AIS has been a revolutionary product and, regardless of your opinion on its use, has changed the way mates handle heavy traffic situations. Jotron, makers of various SOLAS compliant marine...

March 18, 2010
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deadwood: Shipping Media’s Inevitable Path to Change

Part Two: When maritime marketing met citizen journalism, something novel and useful was born By Ryan Skinner 59° 56′ N Changes wrought by new media will sooner rather than later...

February 16, 2010
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