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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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Mackay Marine Service Opens Hamburg, Germany Office, July 15 2013

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Mackay Marine Hamburg, a long-time expansion goal of Mackay Marine, will become a reality on July 15, 2013.  Mackay’s newest Marine Service Center will open with six employees including a Manager, Service Coordinator/Office Administrator, and four Mackay Service Technicians; reporting to Nick Pope, located at Mackay Marine Rotterdam, NL. The Mackay Hamburg Manager, Michael Slachcinski,… Read More

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Mackay Marine Singapore Celebrates Its First Anniversary

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Mackay Marine–Singapore opened for business July 1, 2012 with two Marine Service Technicians and a Service Dispatcher.  Today, the office boasts fourteen employees, including nine Service Technicians, with projected growth in the near future. Customers appreciate certain key attributes about Mackay Singapore: our rapid responsiveness; exceptional FTFRs; flat-price service quoting; extensive brand & breadth of product… Read More

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Mackay Awarded Sperry Marine Sales & Service Agency, Historical Connection

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Mackay & Sperry Connect a Century Later Historical Probability, circa 1900/1910: In 1910, two scientists, often collaborating, often competing, revolutionized maritime navigation by inventing the gyrocompass.  The two scientists were Hermann Anschutz, of Germany, and Dr. Elmer Sperry, from Brooklyn, NY, USA.  With the outbreak of World War I four years later, demand sky-rocketed for Dr. Sperry’s… Read More

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Mackay 2013 Trade Show & Seminar Schedule Updated

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Visit Mackay at one of our upcoming 2013 tradeshow exhibits, conferences and seminars.  We look forward to discussing how our maritime electronics and satellite communications equipment and service can best fit your operational needs. For more information, see the show website links and feel free to contact us at: Mackay Satellite Services   +1 919-850-3100, satserv@mackaycomm.com… Read More

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SAILOR FleetBroadband & EXPLORER Vehicular Satellite Terminal Firmware Upgrade

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Critical Firmware Upgrade Required – for current COBHAM (Thrane & Thrane) SAILOR FleetBroadband (150, 250 & 500 models) and EXPLORER 325 & 727 Vehicular BGAN (land) satellite terminal users – affecting functionality of IP Handset after April 2013. NOTE December 2013 UPDATE: Details and Upgrade Instructions

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