The Marlink Group is the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist. The group which also includes Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance.
With more than 1000 employees worldwide the group is serving at least 1 in 3 vessels globally, covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. The Marlink Group provides customers with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint and worldwide sales and service locations. A global 24/7 helpdesk, specialised competence centres, local presence on all continents and a network of 1000 service points staffed by highly qualified, certified service engineers, are supporting global customers to operate smarter and safer.
More than 70 years’ experience combined with strong satellite network operator and bridge electronics manufacturer partnerships enables the group to bring the power of broadband communication, maritime bridge technology and service excellence to customers globally. Marlink aims to further optimise customers’ business operations and enable the digital vessels of tomorrow.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of $15.5 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex requirements.
Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.
Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit:
Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast’s fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global “network of networks” allows customers to entirely rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission-critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves over 10,000 maritime and offshore assets around the world.
Telenor Satellite is a major European satellite provider of broadcast and broadband services for customers in the media, maritime, and oil and gas sectors.
Utilising a hybrid network that comprises our satellite fleet, teleports and a terrestrial fibre network, Telenor Satellite delivers turnkey broadcasting solutions, end-user connectivity and application services via satellite throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
From the distribution of digital TV and radio content to millions of European homes to the provision of reliable communications in remote locations on land and at sea, we are committed to keeping our customers connected via satellite. Visit the company’s website at:
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The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops and optimizes processes and systems along the maritime supply chain. Within practically oriented research projects CML supports public and private sector clients of port operations as well as from the logistics services industry and from the shipping business.
Modern maritime information management on board and on land offers significant efficiency and economic profitability. The focus lies on personnel and procurement processes, that often represent large parts of the operational costs. CML’s unit “Ship and Information Management” develops and pilots individual solutions for its customers to optimize business processes for the operation and control of shipping fleets.
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Hanseaticsoft, founded in 2009 by Alexander Buchmann, is the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions that address the whole range of shipping processes and operations. It was formed in Hamburg, third largest container port in Europe. Mr. Buchmann and his team gathered experience in an IT department of a medium-sized shipping company. By developing the Cloud Fleet Manager, Hanseaticsoft is realizing their and their customer’s ideas of a new software concept, which provides access to new, more efficient technologies and is characterized by its ease of use.
The CFM and its applications are tailor-made for shipping companies, create better internal structures, increase data quality and take the pressure of the internal IT. The software is used intuitively, additional staff training is unnecessary. This way, fleets, employees and processes can be administered in an integrated environment. The management and organization solution assures with its numerous applications the efficient operation and a flexible expansion of shipping companies. Additionally, it enables both employees of shipping companies, external agencies and crews on the high seas to work interconnected and to interchange and collaborate in real-time.
Today Hanseaticsoft has more than 40 employees and since March 2017, Lloyd's Register one of the world's largest ship classification societies holds a share in the software company.
Kinnetik Solutions is a software engineering company that builds the next generation cloud applications for the modern procurement & IT departments. The company specializes in the demanding maritime industry and streamlines the purchasing workflow to the point of making it totally automated and transparent for the user. Kinnetik's applications are built on artificially intelligent algorithms to ideally match buyers' requests with suppliers' offers at lightning speeds and under military-grade security. Kinnetik Solutions delivers the right product at the right price, time, and place, and, by improving exponentially the performance of the procurement & IT departments, it strengthens both the competitiveness and profitability.
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Given our prime focus on Physical Asset Management Software and Services, we are your ideal partner if you're the manager of a maritime vessel fleet, production site or any other maintenance-intensive business.
We will provide you with all the required software components to ensure continuous operation of your business; to plan and execute maintenance tasks, do stock management of spare parts and consumables, establish straight-through procurement to your suppliers, automate invoicing and budgeting processes, facilitate quality and risk management and govern all required documents.
Since our very beginnings we have been running all our software products on a centralized multi-tenant database. Hence, we were already providing cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions at a time when our competitors considered this a sound idea they would want to implement in far future.
Owing to MESPAS' cloud based software architecture, our customers can count on the advantages of unrivalled implementation speed at fully transparent costs without neither the need of onsite product installation, nor infrastructure, or expensive migration projects for product updates. Moreover, whenever we update manufacturers' product manuals or maintenance plans, these are instantaneously accessible for the entire MESPAS Community.
Navarino is an advanced technology company in the maritime satellite communications industry. Its high quality products and services are developed at the leading edge of technology for the global merchant shipping sector.
Navarino is the one stop shop for maritime satellite communications, and its portfolio of services includes the full range of bandwidth options available through the latest generation of high throughput satellites.
Navarino is also the developer and distributor of INFINITY, the state-of-the-art maritime bandwidth management and optimization solution that can be used on vessels equipped with any type of IP based satellite communications systems.
Navarino has also recently launched Angel, the first cyber security service designed for maritime which is compatible with any type of satellite network. With a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide, the company has offices in Greece, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Belgium, Hong Kong and Singapore, alongside a steadily growing international resellers' network.
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With a SmartShare StraightShaper connected to your network, you can let the users spend time on the internet as they please. Now all active users will be guaranteed bandwidth because, with a Smartshare StraightShaper connected to your network, you have User Load Balancing™.
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World-Link Communications, Inc. is a vibrant, fast growing maritime satellite communications company known for delivering first-class satellite communication systems to vessel owners and managers across the world. The Company, founded in 1989, is based in Framingham, Massachusetts and has offices around the world.
World-Link Communications is a systems and networks integrator, working with different satellite operators to deliver an end-to-end communications and network capability for vessels at sea. The company operates and owns communications hubs, based on Inmarsat and VSAT technologies. World-Link is an Inmarsat Distribution Partner, ISO 9001:2008 certified, and has distribution agreements with the major satellite operators and equipment manufacturers.
World-Link tailors its services to unique requirements of individual ship-owners, operators and crew members. The Company serves more than 1800 vessels worldwide. World-Link serves the entire maritime vertical including fleets of VLCCs, Container Ships, Research Vessels, Fishing Fleets, Oil and Gas support vessels.
World-Link has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation. The company has launched a series of value-added services including i-Café, ShipSat and Ahoy-Ahoy. World-Link develops its own software and hardware, and integrates systems to deliver communications’ management, control and network security solutions as well as infrastructure applications including e-mail, anti-virus, and operational forms.
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Established in 1994, Dualog provides a maritime digital platform which ensures that internet, email and cloud services work reliably and securely onboard. We enable and optimise all the IT services and tools you need for efficient management of your vessels. Our solutions are installed on more than 3000 ships in worldwide trades.
Dualog is recognised for assisting customers by providing streamlined operations, a guaranteed service uptime of 99,5%, and a 24/7 operational support team. Dualog offers solutions for resilient cyber infrastructure and our innovative solutions are created in a passionate in-house research and development environment.
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NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain. Along with NSSLGlobal’s world-class VSAT network, the company brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium, to offer options across C-, L-, Ka- and Ku-Band networks.
In 2014 NSSLGlobal merged with the ESL Group, creating a satellite communications powerhouse with both organisations boasting extensive experience in the industry. Together the companies are committed to support customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, teleports, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. All backed by 24/7 Network Operation Centres, which provide nonstop technical support for every customer, whether on land or at sea.
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