The Federal Communications Commission recently issued a license to Waterway Communications System, Inc. (Watercom), Jeffersonville, Ind., for the construction and operation of an automated communications system serving the Mississippi, Ohio, and Illinois Rivers, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Watercom was founded in 1974 by 16 companies engaged in barge and towing operations along the Mississippi River system. In 1981, American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a subsidiary of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation, p u r c h a s e d Watercom and assumed responsibility for development and construction of the system.
"For almost a decade, the industry has been awaiting this day and the potential that improved communications will bring," said J.H. Bobzien Jr., president of ACBL. "It will allow development of a premier communications system and the related benefits that will enhance the management of the waterborne transportation industry's fleets and other marine operations."
approval" for a satellite communications system from INMARSAT, the International Maritime Satellite Communications Organization. Satellite communications systems are an essential component of the Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (FGMDSS), an automated network providing fast response
, Inc.'s Applied Sciences Group has been contracted, on a consulting basis, to perform the engineering development of an automated Inland Waterways Communications System, which will provide automated voice and data communications s e r v i c e s along the Mississippi River and its connecting waterways
Richard A. Baker has been named president of Waterway Communications System, Inc. by its board of directors. Mr. Baker's appointment as president and chief executive officer of WATERCOM was effective April 1, 1986. Waterway Communications System, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., is responsible for the
acquire the assets of Navidyne Corporation of Newport News. Va. Navidyne develops, sells, services, and operates marine electronic navigation and communications systems. The firm had 1983 sales of approximately $5 million. The Newport News company will be operated as part of the Marine Systems Division of
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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
Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidairy of Tracor, Inc., has received a $16-million contract from Waterway Communications System, Inc., according to an announcement by Tracor group vice president William C. Moyer. The contract covers construction and installation of a new, automated radiotelephon
Talon Technology Corporation, Richardson, Texas, was organized recently to provide mobile satellite data communications systems and consulting services to the petroleum, marine, and defense industries. Lynn B. Heitman is president of the new company, whose corporate headquarters are at 1819 Firman
Representatives of Waterway Communications Systems, Inc. (Watercom®) and International Telecharge, Inc., Dallas, Texas, recently announced that a contract between the two organizations has been signed. ITI will provide Watercom telephone subscribers with operator-assisted long distance services.
N.A. Philips Communications Systems has announced an advance micropressor-controlled error correcting system that links shipboard teleprinters to the worldwide Telex network. The new unit, called STB-750, installs between the vessel's high frequency radio and the teleprinter. Using ARQ, "FEC" and
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