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  • Radar Devices, Inc. (RDI), San Leandro, Calif., recently announced the signing of an agreement valued at $15 million—the largest of its type—with the People's Republic of China for electronic maritime safety equipment.

    "The immediate portion of the agreement is for $2.4 million," according to RDI president Lawrence Anderson. "In addition, the agreement includes provisions for additional systems, production kits and technical assistance over a five year period," he said.

    The contract calls for the sale and assembly of RDI's maritime Satellite Communications System (Satcom I), and Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) maritime collision avoidance systems.

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires the fitting of ARPAs on all vessels over 15,000 gross tons by September of 1989, representing over 10,000 ARPA installations by that time.

    RDI, holders of fundamental patents covering ARPA technology, has already installed Chinese-language ARPA Series I systems at the Dalian Marine Institute, one of the leading marine institutes in China.

    The Satcom I provides full telex and telephone communications to ships at sea via a satellite system accessible almost anywhere on the globe. Other available services include data fascimile, computer-tocomputer data transfer, and slowscan television. The Satcom I allows instant telex and voice communications in complete privacy with quality equal to that of terrestrial-based telephone systems, and is unaffected by any adverse atmospheric conditions.

    RDI is one of a handful of companies throughout the world that have been awarded "type 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 to maritime emergencies, featuring automatic transmission of the location of the ship in distress, with broadcasting of rescue instructions to all other vessels in the area.

    Mandatory fittings of satellite communications systems to implement the FGMDSS are currently under consideration.

    Radar Devices develops, manufactures and markets electronic marine navigational and communications equipment for use in commercial merchant and military vessels and pleasure craft. The equipment is developed under R&D contracts with Maritime Research Group Limited Partnerships.

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  • of Navidyne will help Sperry towards its goal of expanding and diversifying its commercial business. "The communications segment, particularly satellite communications, offers us an excellent opportunity with promising growth potential," he said. A principal Navidyne product is a shipboard satellite

  • president, international operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will be responsible for the operation and planning of COMSAT's international satellite communications system and the direction of COMSAT's 17 earth stations which operate with the INTELSAT system. He will also assume the role of U

  • , including sales and service of marine communications and navigation equipment, installation and maintenance of surveillance systems and satellite communications systems, and video tape duplicating services for business using audiovisuals for training and communication. Prior to the appointment, Mr

  • A new, high-quality global satellite communication system for ships at sea, run by INMARSAT, will come into operation on February 1, 1982. INMARSAT is the International Maritime Satellite Organization which has 36 member- States. A February starting date has been assured by a decision taken by the

  • . The terminals are being leased from COMSAT General Corp., Washington, D.C. COMSAT General is manager of MARISAT, the first maritime satellite communications system in existence. Communications travel by microwave frequencies which are unaffected by atmospheric conditions that limit hours of usage

  • Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., has announced the receipt of orders of a total value of approximately $1.2 million for Model 3055M Marisat satellite communications terminals from two of the largest international oil companies. Texaco Inc. has ordered 11 communications terminals to be placed on its

  • A specially designed maritime satellite communications system is being marketed by Western Union International, Inc. (WUI), One WUI Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004. The system, called MARISAT, was described by Roy K. Andres, WUI's vice president for planning, at a recent press conference held at the

  • TeleSystem, Inc. of Fairfax, Va., announced recently that John M. Pientka has been elected to the newly created position of vice president, Mobile Satellite Systems, and that B.L. (Pete) Brooks has been named vice president of the company's newly established Systems Support and Field Integration Group

  • partner in Satellite Business Systems (SBS), along with IBM and The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, which is planning a U.S. domestic satellite communications system

  • ." Rentals are available worldwide through Magnavox agents and dealers, on a daily, monthly or yearly basis. Products available include Transit satellite navigation receivers, GPS receivers, satellite communications systems, Busiship computer systems, GRiD portable computers and related items. Full

  • Mobile Telesystems, a new company based in Fairfax, Va., that provides mobile satellite products, recently began operations, Kenneth A. Homon, president and chief operating officer, has announced. The mobile business was previously part of Comsat Corporation's product group. Microelectronics Technolog

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