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Inmarsat Multi-Voice for FleetBroadband

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Inmarsat Multi-Voice Service Do you remember when Inmarsat Fleet-77 provided up to 6 voice lines and you could call, or be called from the bridge, the Captain’s day room, the Ship’s office, the Chief Engineer’s office, or even the ECR? Many were disappointed when Inmarsat’s shiny new FleetBroadband service only provided one voice line?   Several… Read More

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SIM Cards – What You Need to Know

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Mackay Communications – SIM Cards What You Need To Know But No One Ever Told You PDF Version   (Subscriber Identity Module) SIM Cards are the mechanism for provisioning service on Iridium and Inmarsat voice and IP data terminals and can be compared to SIM cards used in Global System for Mobiles (GSM) or personal… Read More

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Lars Thrane A/S & Mackay Agreement

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Mackay Communications is happy to announce that we have signed a global distribution agreement with Lars Thrane A/S for their complete portfolio of navigation and communications products. Lars Thrane  specializes in design and manufacturing of high-performance satellite communications systems focusing on the current and enhanced Iridium satellite network along with navigation sensors using the latest,… Read More

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2018 Mackay Satellite Tradeshows

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Visit Mackay Communications’ Satellite Services team at one of our upcoming satellite tradeshows, 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 2018 Trade… Read More

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Satellite Basics – Glossary Terms

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Have you ever wondered what your satellite technician was saying? Were they using really technical jargon that you didn’t understand? Use this glossary about Satellite Basics Terms to understand what they were saying. And don’t worry we have attached a PDF so that you can download this and use it wherever you are. Download the… Read More

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Inmarsat Termination Dates

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Inmarsat Termination Dates & Retirement Dates of select Satellite Services.  Of immediate interest is the March 31, 2018 termination of Inmarsat’s Fleet 33 (F33) and Fleet 55 (F55) Marine Satellite Services. Included in the listing are Mackay’s recommended upgrade path options to consider when replacing the F33 and F55 terminals/service, and others no longer supported.   Inmarsat… Read More

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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 trade show 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… 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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