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2017 Mackay Marine Global Tradeshow and Seminar Schedule

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Visit Mackay Marine at one of our upcoming tradeshow exhibits, conferences or seminars.  We look forward to discussing how our full line of maritime electronics and satellite communications equipment and service can best fit your applications and improve your business operations. Any questions feel free to contact us at:   marinesales@mackaymarine.com Mackay Marine 2017 Global Trade Shows… Read More

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Inmarsat Legacy Service Closures – Inmarsat B and Mini-M – Mackay Suggested Alternatives

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Updated Summary – Inmarsat Legacy Closure Dec. 30, 2016 – Impacted Services ———————————————————— As Inmarsat B and Mini-M service comes to a close (December 30, 2016), after decades of serving the maritime community with reliable communications, Mackay looks forward to working with customers to meet their communications needs with enhanced alternatives. Mackay offers a full… Read More

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Dukane-Seacom Awards Mackay Marine Worldwide Distribution

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After competitive evaluations, Dukane-Seacom has awarded Mackay Marine a worldwide distributorship for Dukane’s VDR Acoustic Beacons. These devices are attached to a ship’s VDR* (Voyage Data Recorder) and activated in the event a vessel is submerged, after which the beacon will be the primary signal locator for a sunken ship.  Mackay Marine will be Dukane’s… Read More

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2016 Mackay Marine & Mackay Satellite – UPDATED Trade Show & Seminar Schedule

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Visit Mackay at one of our upcoming 2016 tradeshow exhibits, conferences or seminars.  We look forward to discussing how our maritime electronics and satellite communications equipment and service can best fit your operational needs. Any questions feel free to contact us at: Mackay Marine Sales           +1 281-479-1515, marinesales@mackaymarine.com Mackay Satellite Services   +1 919-850-3100, satserv@mackaycomm.com Mackay Marine… Read More

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Mackay Communications Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Please find excerpts from Mackay Communication's Corporate Newsletter, Mackay Matters – February 2016. Highlights Include (links available shortly): Sampling of Mackay's Recent Customer and Project “Wins”, including “New Builds” Nov. 2015 Acquisition of CMC Electronics' NavComm Marine (creating Mackay Marine Canada) Global Expansion of Mackay Marine Sales & Service Teams Mackay's Worldwide Lump Sum Annual Packages Mackay Satellite's Land-Mobile M2M Applications… Read More

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Mackay Communications Acquires CMC Electronics’ Commercial Marine Business

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(November 12, 2015, Raleigh, NC)   Mackay Communications, Inc. acquired CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business on October 30, 2015, from Canadian parent, Esterline, a leading supplier of aviation systems.  Esterline divested their marine sector to concentrate efforts on its core aviation business.  CMC Electronics’ maritime brand traces its roots to the Canadian Marconi Company (CMC); originally… Read More

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2015 Mackay Marine and Mackay Satellite – Trade Show and Seminar Schedule

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Visit Mackay at one of our upcoming 2015 tradeshow exhibits, conferences or seminars.  We look forward to discussing how our maritime electronics and satellite communications equipment and service can best fit your operational needs. Any questions feel free to contact us at: Mackay Marine Sales           +1 281-479-1515, marinesales@mackaymarine.com Mackay Satellite Services   +1 919-850-3100, satserv@mackaycomm.com… Read More

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Mackay Marine Netherlands, Selected Service Provider for Westerschelde SWATH Ferries

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Mackay Marine Netherlands secured a two-year annual inspection agreement for the SWATH vessels managed by Westerschelde Ferry, reports Mackay Accounts Manager, Martin Stentrop. Westerschelde Ferry (a Dutch governmental organization) operates two SWATH (Small Water plain Twin Hull) vessels used in providing ferry service between Vlissingen and Breskens, NL, across the Western Scheldt River (Dutch: Westerschelde). … Read More

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2013 & 2014 UPDATE: SAILOR FleetBroadband & EXPLORER Vehicular Satellite Terminal Firmware Upgrade

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December 2013 Update (from April 2013):  New Details for acquiring FREE Critical Firmware Upgrades – for current* COBHAM (Thrane & Thrane) SAILOR FleetBroadband (150, 250 & 500) and EXPLORER 325 & 727 Vehicular BGAN (land) satellite terminal users – affecting functionality of IP Handset after April 2013. Click here for the most recent Details and Upgrade Instructions… Read More

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Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Launch

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Inmarsat has announced the launch of its newest device, the IsatPhone 2, which combines the reliability of Inmarsat’s existing I-4 network with a fresh look and updated features. The new IsatPhone 2 is more rugged than the IsatPhone Pro, rating as dust-proof and jet-water-resistant. Service has been improved with fast acquisition time and the ability… Read More

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