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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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IsatPhone Pro Firmware Update Required

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Update: As of May 22, 2014, Inmarsat has postponed the deadline to update your IsatPhone Pro firmware. Users must be using at least firmware version 5.3.0 by Friday, November 28, 2014 or else their IsatPhone will not operate on the Inmarsat network. Mackay recommends updating all IsatPhone Pros to the latest firmware version, 5.6.1, regardless… Read More

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Meet Mackay at DistribuTECH 2014 in San Antonio, TX

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Mackay Communications is excited to announce our first exhibition of 2014 at the DistribuTECH Utility Products Expo. We will be showcasing M2M and mobility solutions designed specifically to complement utility applications such as AMI, Distribution Automation, AVL, and Mobile Workforce Management. Mackay will be located in Booth 936, where we will have solutions on display… Read More

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