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Technology Update with e3 systems

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could use your smartphone anywhere in the world?  To do this your phone needs to connect directly to satellite rather than to land based towers. This would enable global cell phone connectivity at a much lower entry cost.  Is it possible?  Well, it is …

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Understanding IP addressing

This month I’m going to be a bit more technical and try and explain in layman’s term the way the Internet phone book works. Or simply said how a device on a network is identified and how it calls to another device somewhere else on the network or Internet. Every …

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Technology update by e3 systems

Since I wrote last month’s article, yet more LEO satellites have been launched into orbit.  Elon Musk’s 60 Starlink LEO satellites were launched on 6th January, closely followed by another 60 satellites on 29th January.  Then OneWeb, another LEO constellation project, launched another 34 satellites on 6th February! These latest …

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What private data have they collected?

When Google first showed up, a start-up search engine built in a garage during student spare time, it had a motto… “Don’t be evil“, this was watered down to “do the right thing” when Alphabet became Google’s parent company, and what it is now is a good question! Google along …

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Technology Update

What a start to 2020! Rockets are being fired everywhere, not just in the Middle East!  The extraordinary Elon Musk’s satellite delivery company, SpaceX, launched its Falcon 9 rocket deploying 60 new satellites for Musk’s Starlink Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, bringing the total now to 180.  The Falcon 9 …

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A World of Questions

The IT world is confusing, there is so much to look out for, and so many components that one really wonders why they are there? So I will start this years’ first article addressing a few common questions here, but at the same time I invite you to write me …

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Enjoy peace of mind with Inmarsat

Founded in 1979, Inmarsat is one of e3’s long term connectivity partners and provide a number of premium products including Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband – perfect for yachts which want to get off the beaten track and require a stable, reliable connection – particularly where conventional services do not reach. …

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A World of Questions

The IT world is confusing, there is so much to look out for, and so many components that one really wonders why they are there? So I will start this years’ first article addressing a few common questions here, but at the same time I invite you to write me …

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Antennas

They come in all shapes and sizes. They are specific for each wireless communication purpose. Yet they are so often mis-understood. In the basic form, how an antenna works is always the same. Each manufacturer then enhances the design to improve on performance. But I am sorry to say, that …

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New Inmarsat connectivity report highlights cyber threats

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, is reaffirming its commitment to safeguard the on-board systems of the superyacht fleet after new research revealed that more than 80 per cent of superyacht professionals lack awareness about the most effective measures of cyber security. The survey of captains, engineers …

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