—Literature Available Magnavox has become one of the first manufacturers to take advantage of a recent decision by INMARSAT to allow satellite ship earth stations to be equipped with two separate telephone identification codes. Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company has announced that its MX 2400 Integrated Satcom Terminal, introduced last year, has been designed specifically to permit users to take advantage of this new service through a simple software option.
The INMARSAT Council decided earlier this summer to permit second telephone ID code for Standard-A ship earth stations. This would provide two independent telephone circuits on the ship, which can be reached by dialing either of two different numbers from shore.
"Dual telephone IDs will make it easier and more cost-effective for ships to receive computer data and facsimile transmissions, as well as voice and telex calls," said Magnavox senior product manager George Zachmann. "The second telephone port can be linked directly to a computer modem or fax machine so that an incoming data call can be instantly and automatically received without the need for manual switching by the shipboard operator." A second advantage of this service, said Mr.
Zachmann, is that users can now arrange for separate billing of outgoing calls. This is of special interest to offshore oil rigs and other users in which two separate organizations share the same satcom terminal, he noted.
In designing the MX 2400, Magnavox engineers foresaw the probability that INMARSAT would allow dual voice ID service, and designed this option into the equipment, according to Mr.
Zachmann. The MX 2400 is built with two independent telephone ports which are compatible with all standard telephones and commercial telephone interconnect equipment, including modems, facsimile machines and PABX systems.
The two telephone ports can be controlled through the operator's keyboard, permitting one telephone to be reserved exclusively for data, while the other can be used for normal voice calls. The dual ID option can be ordered to upgrade existing MX 2400 terminals, as well as with new terminals.
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—Literature Available Art Petranek, president of Petroleum Communications (Petro- Com), has announced the completion of its Cellular/Satellite telephone service for the entire Gulf of Mexico's marketplace. PetroCom reports it is the first cellular telephone company in the Gulf of Mexico and first
SPT Ltd., with full sales and services facilities in Houston, Texas, is offering a free full-color, 14-page brochure on their line of sound powered telephones and accessories for offshore, marine and land-based use. The color publication provides a complete technical description of SPT sound
Communicating to or from a cruise ship used to be a complex and time-consuming task. Traditional high-frequency (HF) radio calls take time to place and once achieved, connections can be impaired by bad weather and calls often fade in and out. Moreover, since anyone with a receiver can tune into the
COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result, MCI telephone subscribers with international d
—Literature Available After two years of technological and marketing research, Hose- McCann Telephone Company of Englewood, N.J., has developed a completely new automatic dial telephone system. The modular, solidstate system has been developed exclusively for the maritime industries. The company's
Gerald A. Motta has been named vice president of operations for Waterway Communications System, Inc., by its president, Richard A. Baker. Waterway Communications System, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., is responsible for the development of Watercom, a new directdial telephone service for the marine indus
Comsat Maritime Services recently announced the publication of its new brochure, "Cruise Calling" (SM). This valuable reference guide provides instructions on placing ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship satellite calls and includes a directory of telephone numbers for cruise ships worldwide. Comsat
The theme of Subtech '91, scheduled for Aberdeen, November 7-9, 1991, will be "Back to the Future." The conference, organized by AODC (the International Association of Underwater Engineering Contractors) and the Society for Underwater Technology, will demonstrate how current technology using ROV
The first phone call through the revolutionary WATERCOM® Automated Maritime Telecommunications System was placed by Ron VonColln, program manager at Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., aboard a boat on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., to Rick Baker, executive vice president of Waterway Communication
— L i t e r a t u r e Available The Sperry Corporation of Charlottesville, Va., has introduced the Sperry MCS2 Series satellite communicators for marine applications. The MCS2 series comes in two models, the MCS2A and MCS2B. Both represent state-of-the-art technology applied to the marine environment
—Free Literature Available— A new worldwide distributor network that will sell and service EMD engines, generators and motors in the marine, industrial and oil drilling markets has been established by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors to increase flexibility and improve customer
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