GVF ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘ GLOSSARY ’ OF MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS TO PROMOTE INTER – INDUSTRY UNDERSTANDING

Thursday
,
18
th
September 2014
LONDO
N
During the
Informa
VSAT 2014 conference
in London
today, the
Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
announced the launch of its
Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’
.
The document, earlier iterations
of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group
of the GVF, has
been further
developed by the joint
chairs of the MSF, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development,
GVF, and
Roger Adamson, Chief Executive
,
Futurenautics.
“The
‘Glossary’
comprises a highly comprehensive A to Z of the te
rminology used on a daily basis by the
satellite communications industry in its dialogues with one of its key customer vertical markets”
commented
Martin
Jarrold.
Mr Jarrold
further remarked that having a working group, such as the
MSF
, which is focused
on
the maritime space, is a reflection of the fact that “T
he technology of communications and the exchange
of information it facilitates has undergone
a highly
accelerated development
, and
with
such
advanced
communications the maritime communications
service
environment has
now
progressed fully into the
broadband age.
Against this evolving technology and service backdrop, the
MSF
has built a strong
relationship with
InterManager
the internation
al association of ship managers
the Secretary General of
which
, Captain Kuba Szymanski, has been a
constant and
forthright advocate of the
‘Glossary’
.
Roger
Adamson added that “The development of the
‘Glossary’
was driven by requests from the maritime
customer marketplace for a detailed explanation and elaboration
of the terminology commonly used by
satellite communications solutions vendors, and this document will serve to improve the quality and
effectiveness of discussions at the interface of the solutions seller and
the
solution
s buyer.”
Martin Jarrold
further
commented, “
Roger
Adamson
has previously collaborated with
GVF
in connection with
the
GVF
EMP
Conference Partnership
Broadband Maritime/Maritime Insights
Conference Series and
brings a wealth of maritime
related experience, as well as background knowledge
of satellite communications
in the maritime space.
Following the launch of the
‘Glossary’
during today’s conference proceedings, the GVF, in collaboration with
I
nterManager and Futurenautics
, will engage in a continuing programme to disseminate the
‘Glos
sary’
as a
key resource to enhance the future dialogues between the satellite solutions community and the maritime
solutions customer environment.
Commented Captain Szymanski
:
Th
e shipping industry needs more standardisation
and
I
am
delighted to see
this join
t
project completed
.
Our
new
G
lossary
shows that it is possible to identify and agree on terms to
make the
industry
understandable for all stake holders
,
with special attention to
seafarers who are, ultimately,
the end users.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
:
www.gvf.org
GVF
is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in
1997, it brings together
organiz
ations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to

consumers, and commercial and government enterprises wor
ldwide. Headquartered in London,
GVF
is an
independent, non
partisan and non
profit organiz
ation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries.
The broad
based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry,
in
cluding fixed and mobile
satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station
manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers,
consultants, law firms, and users. Contact
martin.jarrold@gvf.org
in the UK office, or in the US office
please contact
david.hartshorn@gvf.org
or
angie.mar@gvf.org
.
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