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 [...]

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 [...]

Advanced management for satellite networks

By | November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When you deploy an Uplogix Local Manager with your network gear in a location that utilizes a satellite link for connectivity, you get much more than a reliable out-of-band (OOB) solution. Almost by definition, when you use satellite, your equipment is not easily accessible. OOB gives you secure remote access to gear before sending someone [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 years of SMS messages

By | June 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

20 years ago this month, the first SMS-capable phones went on sale in Europe. Use of SMS messages swelled, with over 6 trillion messages sent worldwide in 2010. For phone companies, they've been lucrative as well -- generating more than $110 billion in revenue on those 6 trillion texts. While many users have migrated from [...]

New users of local management on the high seas

By | November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

For nearly 100 years, Radio Holland has brought the latest communications technology to sea to improve maritime business, shipboard life and safety. In addition, Radio Holland USA uses Uplogix to reduce support costs for satellite communications and to improve customer experience. With a corporate emphasis on quality service, Radio Holland uses Uplogix to monitor shipboard [...]

Bringing home office network reliability to the high seas

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

One of the key markets for Uplogix is maritime satellite services. We just published a new customer case study for Orange Business Services detailing how they utilize Uplogix in their efforts to deliver business-level reliability and service for networks aboard vessels at sea.Connected ships are extensions of the home officeModern satellite broadband communications transform any [...]

How to know if your antenna is down or just blocked

By | October 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Article 1 in the series, Uplogix Automation for Maritime VSAT Maritime VSAT has many challenges beyond the requirements for fixed-position satellite communications. One is that while a ship on the ocean might have a 360-degree view of the horizon, often the limitations of antenna placement on a vessel result in blockage zones, or places that [...]