Greater cyber protection required for maritime operators

05 December 2022

The increasing reliance on wireless communications technology, and particularly the internet, across the maritime industry has had a dramatic effect on the volume of cyber-attacks that ship owners and operators are now having to face. Vessel owners incorporate connectivity at sea via very small aperture terminal (VSAT), delivering ship-board services through WiFi and ethernet, which are not necessarily secure. In the past three years alone, the number of reported attacks has increased by 900% and is set to continue on an upward trajectory for the foreseeable future. With the average cost of an attack measured in millions of dollars, cybersecurity has now become the top-ranked serious business risk globally according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.

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Omdia: Control room market overview

05 December 2022

Research from Omdia shows that in 2021, the control room market shrugged off the pandemic-induced delays from 2020. Global market growth came in at 9.6% in 2021, well ahead of previous expectations. However, this is a little artificial, with much of it due to revenues being recognised in 2021 that would have been recognised in 2020.

Residual pandemic impacts remain, with fewer new projects coming to market, dampening market growth through 2022. Combined with a worsening macroeconomic environment, with global growth expected to slow through 2022 and 2023, the control room market is expected to return gradually to pre-pandemic growth rates.

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Reducing complexity and cost in future control room implementations

05 December 2022

Harald Ludwig,
chair of TCCA’s Technical Forum

Harald Ludwig,
chair of TCCA’s Technical Forum

The ecosystem that first responders rely on to support them pivots around the control room and the operators carrying out their critical operations in front of their working positions (also called dispatchers or consoles). Control rooms provide essential communications, linking users in the field to a centralised command centre. Control rooms play a vital role as the bridge between the general public and the end users who utilise mission critical communications to protect people, property and communities.

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Mission critical: dealing with disaster

11 October 2022

Recent floods in Pakistan have caused widespread devastation – putting critical communications under the spotlight. Robert Shepherd speaks to those keeping southern Asia connected

The recent flooding that’s engulfed Pakistan is a stark reminder to humanity that we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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