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MAY 2018

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www.sea-technology.com May 2018 | ST 37 First Commercial AIS Payload On Radar Sat exactEarth Ltd. announced the successful launch of an advanced AIS payload, exactView-8 (EV-8), aboard the Spanish radar satellite Paz. The satellite was launched from the Vandenberg Air Base in Califor- nia using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rock- et and is owned and operated by Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos S.A. The hosted AIS payload is owned by exactEarth and is expected to be commissioned in the coming months. The EV-8 payload is part of ex- actEarth's first-generation constella- tion and is the first commercial AIS payload that has been launched on a radar satellite. The Paz satellite was launched into the dawn-dusk sun synchro- nous orbit that is occupied by most of the world's radar satellites and will be uniquely positioned to pro- vide high-quality AIS vessel data fully time synchronous with the Paz radar and near synchronous with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) im- agery from other radar satellites. The fusion of these two data sets for enhanced vessel identification is expected to be an important el- ement of future maritime surveil- lance capabilities as authorities can now rapidly correlate two data sources to identify nonreporting or noncooperative vessels. Globecomm Network Joins Amazon Web Services Globecomm has joined the Am- azon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as a Standard Tech- nology Partner. This agreement will enable Globecomm to seamlessly interoperate its global satellite and fiber network with AWS's storage, compute and cloud content deliv- ery services. With multiple direct connections to AWS, Globecomm can provision customer content, work processes and resilient network connectivity into AWS. Customers already us- ing AWS to support their processes can benefit from seamless access to Globecomm's teleports, satellite ca- pacity, fiber points of presence and cloud software applications running on AWS. Globecomm is expanding its existing global points-of-presence with AWS within the North Amer- ica, Central Europe and Southeast Asia regions. The company anticipates de- ploying hybrid cloud-satellite-fiber solutions for customers in media and entertainment, enterprise video and IoT. These hybrid solutions will reach beyond the edges of the network to remote facilities, ships, offshore platforms and vehicles in motion around the world. IoT Pushes Forward In Marine Space Danelec Marine has teamed up with NAPA to deliver a complete cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution for ship performance anal- ysis and optimization. The new shipping IoT package combines Danelec's efficient, low- cost shipboard data collection and data transfer platform with NAPA's advanced analytics and optimiza- tion tools. The integration with DanelecCo- nnect allows NAPA to offer its ship- ping customers a comprehensive turnkey IoT package encompassing numerous elements from onboard data collection to actionable ship and fleet performance analysis. The DanelecConnect platform makes it easy for NAPA to capture data from shipboard sensors to use in cloud- based applications, thanks to the in- clusion of an application program- ming interface (API) tool. A recent Gartner report predicts that 5.5 million new IoT devic- es will come online every day in 2018, with more than 20.8 billion connected items by 2020. While other industry sectors around the world are embracing IoT solutions as a central part of their business, the maritime mar- ket has lagged behind. By bringing together the shipboard and shore- side components in a cost-effective integrated cloud-based package, the shipping industry can now be- come part of the IoT revolution with far-reaching benefits across all aspects of ships, shipping and the logistics value chain. The first joint NAPA/Danelec Marine IoT solution has undergone successful sea trials on a vessel, with further installations scheduled in 2018. Asset Owners Need Better Digital Strategies Shipping should prepare for a future where total emphasis will be on the efficient and digitized move- ment of goods along the supply chain, rather than on the individu- al components of the chain such as the ships themselves, according to Morten Lind-Olsen, Norwegian en- trepreneur and CEO of Dualog. He said that the drivers for great- er innovation and efficiencies are now the asset owners because they know that which ever among them has the better digital strategy will be the one to succeed because compa- nies such as Amazon will demand that the perception of logistics from their point of view is fully under- stood. "This means that the value will be derived from the goods them- selves benefiting from the whole supply chain being digitized," Lind-Olsen explained. "People talk about digitization and the exciting opportunities it poses for shipping, but the real challenge so far has been to have enough IT connectivity between ship and shore. Now shipping has made this 'big leap' towards more stable and improved IT connectivi- ty, the ships are able to react more in the same way its terrestrial coun- terparts have reacted over recent years," he said. This raises the question as to whether large IT and logistics pow- erhouses like Amazon will start to become shipowners. "I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon owns a ship- ping company soon, if they don't already," Lind-Olsen said. ST marine electronics

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