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Mackay – Inmarsat Global Fleet Xpress Partners – Comprehensive Airtime Service & Installation-Service Providers

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Raleigh, NC, USA Oct. 17, 2017. . .  Mackay Communications Inc., a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, is proud to announce it has signed a Partner agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, defense,… Read More

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Mackay Satellite Continues to Support Hurricane Relief & Rebuilding Effort – “Always On” Satellite Phone and Data Terminals to Ensure Communications

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Since mid-August, Mackay Satellite has committed a dedicated team to fulfill the continuous demand for satellite communications equipment and airtime plans, in the wake of three major hurricanes in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean.  Initially supplying hurricane preparedness response teams and individuals; the efforts have decidedly ramped up to support ongoing emergency relief, and community… Read More

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2017 Mackay Satellite Trade Shows and Customer Seminars

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Visit Mackay Communications’ Satellite Services team at one of our upcoming tradeshow exhibits, conferences or seminars.  We look forward to discussing how satellite communications equipment and service can best fit your application and improve your business operations. Any questions, feel free to contact us at: Mackay Satellite Services    +1 919-850-3100, satserv@mackaycomm.com Mackay Land-Mobile Satellite 2017 Trade… 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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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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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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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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Hurricane Preparedness: Mackay Deploys Tactical Communications Kit for Urban Search & Rescue

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In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, Mackay Communications, in consultation with Urban Search & Rescue (US&R), FEMA and FDNY, has developed a portable, tactical communications kit for disaster response situations. The Mackay Emergency Communications Kit was recently deployed to assist mudslide rescue efforts in Washington. Kit design was specified to enable immediate communications for… 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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Iridium Unveils Global Smartphone Connectivity with Iridium GO!

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Iridium has announced the next generation in satellite connectivity, the Iridium GO! Designed to be the most portable satellite voice and data device on the market, the Iridium GO! can be a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 smartphones. Using the Iridium GO! app for iOS or Android, users can make and receive voice calls,… Read More

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