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Integrasys Opens a New Office at Dubai Trade Centre District

May 31, 2021 - Integrasys keeps its aggressive expansion plan by opening a new high-tech office in the Dubai Trade Centre area at the Nassima Tower, to cover the Middle East Market from UAE. The company has decided to focus on the United Arab Emirates, in order to continue with the worldwide expansion and to provide the best quality of service to its customers locally. The office is located at the Dubai Trade Centre district, the city’s financial district, near to the downtown, and very convenient to visit during any APSCC Monthly e‐Newsletter 2 June 2021 tradeshow or exhibition. Integrasys group has now one office in Asia, one office in the Middle East, one office in the United States, Head Quarters in Madrid and an R&D Office in Seville. This office provides a more globalized infrastructure to the existing Integrasys group.

Addvalue Secured New Additional Contract for its iFleetONE Terminals to CTTIC‐Shanghai

May 31, 2021 - Addvalue Technologies Ltd, a leading player in the mobile satellite communications industry, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhongxin Chuangzhi Technologies (Beijing) Ltd., Co. (ZXCZ), has secured new additional contract with CTTIC Shanghai Co Ltd (CTTIC-Shanghai) to supply its Addvalue iFleetONE-VMS™ Terminals to ZXCZ with a view to equip the Chinese fishing fleet of more than 1,000 vessels with new satellite communication capabilities that include solutions for complying with the regulations for fisheries sustainability (the “New Additional Contract”). The New Additional Contract is a follow-on contract to the first contract which both ZXCZ and CTTIC-Shanghai entered into in August 2020 that witnessed the successful roll-out of the first 100 units of Addvalue iFleetONE-VMS™ Terminals. The Addvalue iFleetONE-VMS™ Terminal is more than just an Internet Protocol (IP)-based satellite broadband product that is type-approved to work under the Inmarsat BGAN system. Embedded with a proprietary Vessel Monitoring (VMS) solution which is type-approved separately by several major fisheries authorities for fisheries sustainability, which include the US National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”), the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the Addvalue iFleetONE-VMS™ Terminal represents the most compelling solution to the fishing fleets today.

We4Sea Signs Inmarsat Application Provider Agreement as Roll Group Takes Vessel Performance Monitoring Package Fleet‐Wide

May 27, 2021 - Dutch performance monitoring company We4Sea and Inmarsat have signed an agreement for We4Sea to join the fast-growing group of more than 40 certified providers offering applications via Inmarsat’s digital solutions Fleet Data and Fleet Connect. The announcement coincides with news of a first We4Sea-Inmarsat collaboration to secure fleet-wide uptake for We4Sea’s web-based vessel performance monitoring service. Heavy-lift shipowner Roll Group successfully trialled the benefits of the cloud-based ship performance management tool without commitment after the dual installation of Fleet Xpress with the Fleet Data IoT platform embedded. Requiring no hardware onboard, the We4Sea application uses a Digital Twin as the basis for comparison with the most easily accessible ship and operating profile data. Variations with the Digital Twin and ship data are flagged as potential inefficiencies that need action or correction reporting. Under the Certified Application Provider agreement, We4Sea cloud analytics uses the dedicated Fleet Data bandwidth to secure always-on, or on-demand ship-shore communication via an Application Programming Interface.

Hanwha Systems $30M Investment into Kymeta Corp. Approved by CFIUS

May 26, 2021 - Kymeta Corporation announced today that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved a $30 million investment by Hanwha Systems Co., Ltd. (HSC) (www.hanwha.com), a leading global solutions company that provides differentiated smart technologies in defense electronics and information infrastructure, in Kymeta. The approval provided by CFIUS clears the way for HSC and Kymeta to close on the transaction that was jointly announced last December. The investment moves Kymeta one step closer toward developing solutions that are future proof and interoperable with both LEO and GEO mega constellations. Today, the Kymeta™ u8 is the only commercially available flat panel antenna that is compatible with LEO and GEO satellite constellations and enabled to take advantage of the growing capacity within space. The investment from HSC will further Kymeta’s global market reach, accelerate production, and improve the overall growth trajectory of the company. The funding will support increased unit production, enhanced customer experience, and the ongoing development of Kymeta’s next generation capabilities. With the capital investment HSC will also receive a seat on the Kymeta Board of Directors.

Inmarsat Opens New Million Dollar Facility in Ottawa

May 26, 2021 - Inmarsat opened the company’s new, purpose built $1 million facility in Ottawa, Canada. The world-class building represents a significant further commitment by the company to Canada and has been designed to meet the needs of the Canadian Armed Forces and to deliver a full Managed Service experience, conveniently located for Government clients in the national capital.

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