Ship cyber security guidelines launched

By | January 11th, 2016|Blog|

As vessels at sea become better linked via broadband satellite and other connections, the risk of ship cyber security issues increases. To increase awareness of these risks, the global shipping community released guidelines for avoiding potential cyber vulnerabilities that could potentially drive major safety, environmental and commercial incidents. The guidelines were released by BIMCO, the largest international shipping association, and [...]

Maritime satcom expands in adoption, traffic & bandwidth

By | October 15th, 2015|Blog|

As one of the fastest growing segments of the satellite industry, maritime satcoms are booming, with over 26,000 vessels connected by 2016. This is a doubling of the number of satellite connected devices from 2012, and represents adoption on vessels in the cruise industry, offshore oil & gas, fishing and commercial shipping. Uplogix partner, iDirect announced [...]

Managing physical infrastructure, plus the network

By | October 2nd, 2015|Blog|

Here are a couple of what we call "campfire stories" – interesting applications of Uplogix developed by customers to meet their unique needs. Both examples today involved using their out-of-band network automation platform (Uplogix!) to also manage some aspect of their physical infrastructure, bringing the same monitoring, alerting and action-taking abilities of the Uplogix platform to [...]

MTN deploys virtual Local Management

By | November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Uplogix has begun deploying this month as a VM running on a server to manage satellite-linked networks at sea for MTN. These Virtual Local Managers utilize VMware to run the Uplogix software and connect to devices using USB to Serial adapters plugged into the server itself by USB and the managed devices over serial. An [...]

Infographic: Uplogix for Satellite Networks

By | November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

At sea, on the battlefield or deployed for network redundancy, satellite networks with local management connect all corners of the world. Uplogix brings a variety of specialized features to the satellite arena in both fixed (autoacquire) antennas and the stabilized antennas common in maritime applications. Both types of deployments benefit from the fact that Uplogix [...]

Reliable connections: from ship and shore

By | September 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Uplogix customer Orange Business Services was recently awarded a five-year $12 million contract from BW Offshore for an end-to-end satellite communications solution. The project will connect over a dozen vessels and two land-based locations, bringing offshore personnel access to the same business applications, communications and entertainment services at sea as on land. The concept of [...]

When an “air gap” isn’t enough

By | January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The remote nature of offshore drilling platforms used to ensure the safety of their networks from the world wide web with three W's of another sort: a physical barrier of waves, wind and water. On-board, the "air gap" between vessel control systems, process control systems and data networks is shrinking as these become increasingly linked [...]

Mixing Local Management with rocket science

By | March 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Last week was the Satellite 2013 Conference in Washington DC. Uplogix was there exhibiting in the large hall featuring a variety of vendors promoting everything from rocket launch vehicles to nondescript signal conversion widgets to air time. As usual, our message was a little different, but well received in the satellite market. There were some [...]

Going beyond monitoring for true network management

By | October 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Uplogix founder and CTO James Dollar was recent interviewed for a story in Via Satellite magazine on the state of network management in the satellite network world. Having been in the room during the phone interview, it was interesting to hear Dollar put Uplogix into the context of other solutions the reporter was including in [...]

Satellites, networking and really big boats

By | September 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The view this week at the Monaco Yacht Show. Uplogix might have “cut its teeth” in maritime VSAT in the energy industry with deployments on drilling platforms from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico to the Niger River delta and on the support vessels servicing them, but the value we bring to the [...]