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The Marlink / Telemar Group provides the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance. By combining the power of these two long-term, expert organisations, the group is the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing.

With more than 800 employees worldwide the newly combined group will be serving at least 1 in 3 vessels operating globally. The Marlink / Telemar Group will provide 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, will support 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, further optimising their business operations and enabling the digital vessels of tomorrow.
>> MARLINK


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Global Eagle (NASDAQ:ENT) is a leading provider of satellite-based connectivity and media to fast-growing, global mobility markets across air, land and sea. Supported by proprietary and best-in-class technologies, GEE offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions that cover the globe. With approximately 1,500 employees and 50 offices on six continents, GEE delivers exceptional service and rapid support to a diverse base of customers around the world.
>> GLOBAL EAGLE


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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.
>> INMARSAT


Petabyte Sponsor

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:
>> IRIDIUM


Terabyte Sponsor

Globecomm is a leading global communication solutions provider serving the Maritime markets worldwide. Globecomm employs engineering expertise in system design and integration, managed network services, lifecycle support and interactive distance learning services to provide its customers the optimal solution. From above the deck to below, when you need satellite connectivity, IP networking, cellular and wireless, Globecomm is your end-to-end solutions provider. For more information, please visit:
>> GLOBECOMM


Terabyte Sponsor

Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.
>> INTELSAT


Terabyte Sponsor

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:
>> TELENOR SATELLITE


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Kinnetik is a service and solution provider, based in Oslo, Norway. We are primarily an integration platform for cloud based services that cross over into one or several industries. Allowing niche cloud services a platform to reach new and old customers over a single point of entry, this in turn allows our customers to benefit from the many cloud services out there, also through a single entry point. In addition to the “Partnership Integration Platform“, Kinnetik is offering an integrated and web-based eBusiness service for industries servicing their supply chain management electronically, within a B2B model. This allows the Buyers and Suppliers to transfer the standard RFQ, Quote, PO, POC and eInvoice documents electronically between 2 systems, regardless of internal formats.
>> KINNETIK SOLUTIONS


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Established in 1997, BASS is a leading provider of fleet management software for ship owners, ship managers, and operators of rigs, FPSOs and offshore units worldwide. More than 80 customers – including many of the world’s leading shipping and offshore support companies – run fully integrated BASSnetTM Fleet Management Systems on over 1,600 vessels around the globe to ensure regulatory compliance and improve management of their assets, operations and human resources. BASS has operations, sales offices and support centers strategically located in Norway, Germany, Cyprus, Philippines, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
>> BASS SOFTWARE


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Since 2005 DRYNET GmbH provides independent technology consulting and project management services to clients in the maritime and aviation industry. The DRYNET IQSeaTM consulting services focus on communication and information technology in the areas of:

   -   Satellite Communications
   -   Wireless, mobile Networks
   -   On board networks Fibre- and LAN Infrastructure
   -   Network- and IT Security
   -   VoIP

Our clients benefit from the expertise of our international team of 10 experienced consultants based in Germany, Danmark, United Kingdom and Korea, additionally supported by a global network of industry leading partners.

The IQSeaTM methodology covers the complete solution life cycle in 4 modular phases:

   -   Analysis and Audit
   -   Strategy and Design
   -   Sourcing and RFP
   -   Integration and Monitoring

Currently DRYNET influences a total purchase volume of over 50 Mio EUR in the maritime communications and IT sector.
>> DRYNET


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Established 1994, Dualog is one of the world’s leading independent communications providers to commercial shipping. Dualog´s solutions are installed on more than 3000 ships in worldwide trades.

Dualog provides a complete ship-to-shore data communications software enabling shipping companies to control and manage all data communications from the office. Introducing Internet on board gives new opportunities - but also challenges in terms of cyber security and efficient management of limited bandwidth. Dualog offers solutions for a cyber resilient infrastructure in addition to optimizing the ship-to-shore communications with integrated services including email and crew quota.
 
Dualog is independent of airtime, communications equipment - and compatible with all maritime communication systems, be it VSAT, FBB or terrestrial based mobile systems.

Dualog is recognized for assisting customers with streamlined operations, guaranteed service uptime of 99,5%, a 24/7 support team along with an in-house research and development department. For more information, please go to www.dualog.com or email: sales@dualog.com
>> DUALOG


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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.

For contact and more information please use this link:
>> FRAUNHOFER CML


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GTMaritime – Enabling Essential Communications At Sea
GTMaritime specialises in providing leading maritime Solutions and Services that ensure Maritime Business Operability, 365 days a year, with a dedicated 24/7 Support team.

Our solutions include e-mail, anti-virus protection and data file transfer, as well as crew communications and welfare solutions helping keep crew in touch with friends and family whilst at sea.  

All backed up by a market leading infrastructure, unrivalled 24-hour customer support, every day of the year - from UK and Singapore offices, and an established, growing network of resellers and partners around the world.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE ARE….
>> GTMARITIME


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Hanseaticsoft was founded in 2009 by Alexander Buchmann. Mr. Buchmann and his team gained many years of experience in the software department of a medium-sized shipping company in Hamburg, the second largest container harbor in Europe. With Hanseaticsoft the idea of a new software concept was finally realized: giving enterprises access to new and efficient technologies by means of intuitive software solutions.

The Cloud Fleet Manager is the heart of Hanseaticsoft`s product range. Due to its intuitive design and user-friendly interface our software solutions simplify your daily business life and support your shipping operations. Various modules such as Crewing, Inspection Report, Disturbance Report and World Map seamlessly work together to enable a smooth operation at sea and ashore.

Today Hanseaticsoft has more than 20 employees and develops software solutions for shipping companies. Our mission is to help our clients to focus on their tasks and essentials. By overcoming technological and organizational boundaries, our clients will profit from advantages within a competitive environment. We commit ourselves to technical competence and profound expertise to develop solutions that are easy to use, give pleasure and meet highest requirements. For further information visit us on:
>> HANSEATICSOFT


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HudsonAnalytix helps you navigate business competitively. We keep trade flowing while protecting your people, your investment and our environment. We are an international marine consultancy guiding the world's leading maritime companies. Our comprehensive services, global knowledge and depth of expertise enable us to help our clients meet their regulatory, commercial and operational needs efficiently, effectively and profitably.
>> HUDSONANALYTIX

 


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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.

With a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide, the company has offices in Greece, Norway, Hong Kong, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Belgium and Singapore, alongside a steadily growing international resellers' network.
>> NAVARINO


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NAVTOR is a market leader in the provision of innovative maritime e-navigation solutions, services and technology. NAVTOR supplies a comprehensive product and services portfolio for international maritime operation, including both paper and digital nautical charts and publications. All of NAVTOR’s products and services are developed in line with the company philosophy of simplifying tasks, increasing efficiency and improving operations. Through the application of cutting edge digital technology, NAVTOR’s team makes life easier for navigators, and safer, clearer and more efficient for shipowners and operators.
>> NAVTOR


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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.

For more information please visit:
>> NSSLGLOBAL


Promotional Sponsor

Shipznet is our response to high satellite communication costs.

Shipznet offers high-speed data transmission based on the latest mobile communication technology such as HSPA+/EDGE and GSM. By using shipznet technology, customers can profit from large data volumes whilst gaining tremendous cost savings with favorable tariffs. Shipznet gives you innovative technology and speed. From optimized data rates to rapid hardware installation, high tempo is our prime mover. A few simple steps are all that it takes to setup shipznet conveniently and securely.

Data-heavy applications such as software up-dates, ECDIS, remote management and crew communication or even video conferencing can be used over a near-shore connection. This saves time and budget.

Communication is becoming an increasingly important component of on-board management. Shipznet provides a comfortable web portal for easily controlling and administering changes to land and vessel settings and retrieving connection information or contract options.
>> SHIPZNET


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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.
>> MESPAS


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SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA) is a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, offering high-quality managed network services in over 90 countries and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. With a worldwide network of 33 sales and support offices and 31 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the requirements of customers globally. With over 5,000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization. For more information, visit:
>> SPEEDCAST


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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.
>> THALES


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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.
>> WORLD-LINK COMMUNICATIONS


Lunch Sponsor

Lars Thrane A/S is a relatively new company, specializing in design and manufacturing of satellite communication equipment as well as high-performance navigation sensors.

With a strong background in satellite communications engineering and experience in the development and testing of maritime communications and navigation equipment, Lars Thrane A/S brings high performance filtering and calibration techniques into the world of low-cost industrial grade MEMS sensors, expanding the possibilities of today's MEMS sensor technology.

The aim of the company is to provide customers worldwide access to high quality satellite communication and navigational state-of-the-art technology.

Newest in line, will be a small Iridium satellite terminal, being on display at Digital Ship CIO Forum in Hamburg.

Lars Thrane A/S is a privately-owned company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
>> LARS THRANE A/S


Promotional Sponsors of Harnessing Digital for Vessel Optimisation

 VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network.  Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such asIVY®, VAF Instruments' software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torquemeasurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments' Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.
>> VAF INSTRUMENTS