Singapore is cruising again. Dream Cruises' newest ship World Dream is beginning operations from Marina Bay this week, with Acutec Systems providing TV services.
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Business (Almost) as Usual in Spain, Australia & Singapore
It's business (Almost) as Usual in Spain, Australia & Singapore
Glamour, Emotion & Engineering at a Tech Trade Show?
Glamour, emotion and engineering. These are three words which are rarely used together. But we were lucky enough to enjoy all three today at the fabulous Procella home theatre demo at Integrated Systems Engineering in Amsterdam.
World's Biggest AV Show ISE Moves to Barcelona
ISE, is the best way for yacht and cruise entertainment professionals to keep up-to-date on the future of technology at sea. And it's moving to Barcelona in 2021.
On the Front Line - Ship Satellite from the Ground Up
Watch a shiny new Sea Tel satellite antenna emerge from the dust of this old Singapore warehouse in this time lapse video shot by our field engineer Chris recently. The keen-eyed viewer will also spot the vintage gantry crane trundling overhead as it has done at Sembawang shipyard for approaching 90 years. From the early 1930s, long before the age of satellite communications, ...
Another dry-dock done - Tick!
It's a fantastic feeling when you see the cool seawater flood back into the dock and the caisson finally float away. This marks the end of three weeks of hot and dirty work for our team in Singapore. Well done guys - great work!
Don't Let a $10 Part Ruin Your Day
Marine satellite VSAT internet on many ships is seen as essential. But, like any technology, it can occasionally let you down. I thought I would share the process of diagnosing and fixing a potentially show-stopping fault on one of our customer’s ships recently, and what can be done to make sure a $10 part doesn't ruin your day at sea.
My Hamburger Takeaway - Sailor 600 VSAT
SMM in Hamburg is a massive trade show in a city with a fascinating nautical history. SMM is the meeting place for the world's maritime industry. So there are a lots of cool things for a ship enthusiast to see there. But one of my main takeaways this week was the super-lightweight Sailor 600 Ku-band VSAT antenna.
The 2x Global Express Solution is Here!
Fans of Inmarsat Global Express (GX) will welcome recent enhancements to the Sailor 100 GX antenna system from Cobham. Until now, GX ships that wanted to eliminate the effects of blockage from ship structure would need a huge amount of hardware and two full monthly airtime accounts in their attempt to address the problem of blockage from masts, cranes and other objects protruding from the deck.
Cute, Clever & Fast - How this seabird could slash your Fleet Broadband costs
A typical ship using Fleet Broadband or Iridium as its primary satcom system could save 10s of thousands of dollars per year. Despite the click-bait headline, it is actually true. A clever mobile browser called Puffin removes the stuff you don't need from every web page you visit. Images and videos are optimised and compressed. When we tested it we saved 90% on data usage.