Mike Mathison is a dual graduate of IT and multimedia design and is the web designer and content creator for Apollo Satellite Communications.
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) agreed to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria of the IMO needed to provide mobile satellite services in the GMDSS and to adopt the “Statement of Recognition” proposed by the United States as a Committee Resolution.
Original research commissioned by Inmarsat suggests that the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management, and operational tools applied through the Internet of Things (IoT) than many commentators have supposed. The release of ‘Industrial IoT: Maritime’ coincides with Posidonia 2018 and is part of the Inmarsat Research Programme 2018, which provides a cross-sectoral
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The Ocean Cleanup Chooses Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that it has been selected as the preferred provider of satellite communications services for The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit organization deploying advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup is embarking on one of the largest environmental initiatives of this generation by cleaning up ocean
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Iridium Certus Continues Momentum

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced some new Iridium Certus service providers for the maritime industry. Critical to the enablement of the digitalization of shipping, Iridium Certus will offer a superior L-band satellite broadband connectivity solution making its service providers invaluable in delivering it to their customers around the world. With state-of-the-art small form factor
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Cyber Security for Maritime Industry
Mobile training app for crew and intelligent endpoint security for onboard computers strengthen Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure portfolio of products. Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber security threats faced by ship owners and ship managers. Vessel operators will
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Inmarsat today announced the publication of the 2018 Super yacht Connectivity Report, which highlights the crucial role that satellite communications is playing in addressing connectivity issues within the Superyacht market. The research, which is available for the first time as a downloadable report reveals that almost three-quarters (73%) of Superyacht owners are demanding seamless connectivity
Iridium is proud to provide aviation solutions that help keep crew, craft, and commuters secure with global flight safety services. Over the past few years adoption of Iridium aviation services has increased dramatically, and as the market evolves, Iridium expects to see a continued increase. Last year, Iridium announced that their Air Traffic Service (ATS)
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Every market uses a certain vocabulary. The maritime connectivity market is no different. Besides many regulatory acronyms such as Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) – we all use technical abbreviations within our conversations such as High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Maximum Information Rate (MIR), Committed
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The digital transformation of the commercial shipping industry will pass a major milestone this September. Inmarsat has today confirmed that the 5,000th ship installation of Fleet Xpress, the world’s only high-speed, globally-available Ka-band VSAT service designed for mobility and available from a single operator will be completed by the close of the month. Following its
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Inmarsat today unveils Fleet Data, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyze real-time onboard data more efficiently and as a result will help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry. Developed in partnership with Danelec Marine, Fleet Data will record data from
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