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Subsea technology crucial to market revenues, new report
subsea technology

30th September 2014 – Companies must leverage expertise through mergers, acquisitions and partnerships to widen their consumer base, says a statement from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Escalating energy requirements and declining reserves in existing wells are lending momentum to subsea exploration, fuelling the adoption of subsea technology and equipment globally. […]

Oil-resistant, sealed, silicone, rugged keyboard released
rugged keyboard

29 September 2014 – Oil has been one of the largest contributors to keyboards heading off to landfill. But now, Man & Machine, which makes waterproof keyboards for medical and public safety applications, has brought out the first oil-resistant, silicone solution to the problem. It’s a rugged keyboard called the Really O’Cool and it’s sealed, waterproof, oil-proof, dirt- proof, and tough enough to stand up to remote and harsh environments. […]


6.6 mile high in flight connectivity for 6 million Nok Air passengers
inflight connectivity

23rd September 2014 – Marking the first step in its recently announced ‘New Frontiers’ campaign, which focuses on mobility services on land, at sea, as well as in flight connectivity, Thaicom is enabling Nok Air’s passengers with broadband internet via WiFi and satellite. The agreement is initially for six planes with a plan to expand […]

NAUTIZ X8 rugged mobile computer gets ready for tough times
rugged mobile computer

24th September 2014 – Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has just shown us its new PDA, the NAUTIZ X8. Capable of handling tough field conditions ~ including military scenarios ~ other harsh environments could also benefit from this handy comms tool. With IP67 ingress protection rating, the device offers protection against dust, sand, being immersed; […]


Airbus steps off the commercial satbus
Airbus steps off the commercial satbus

17th September 2014 – In another transformation round* Airbus Defence and Space is divesting non-core business segments ~ including commercial satcoms ~ to strengthen space based activities (launchers and satellites), military aircraft, missiles and related systems and services. This leaves commercial and para-public communication business (including professional mobile radio and commercial satellite communications services […]