Thuraya launches new firmware for its flagship MarineStar solution

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Yahsat, has launched a new multi-language software for Thuraya MarineStar, its award-winning maritime voice, tracking, and monitoring solution.

The new firmware, ‘MNB_2.0_ML’, offers a range of enhanced features to boost productivity and optimize workflow on vessels and enhance compliance with international maritime regulations over a secure and reliable network.

MarineStar’s new 2.0 ML firmware upgrades the terminal’s geofencing and air program capabilities, enhancing its tracking, monitoring, fish catch reporting, and integration capabilities along with 7 languages in one software package.

Sulaiman Al Ali
Sulaiman Al Ali
CCO – Thuraya

“Thuraya has a customer-centric mindset that allows us to innovate and provide the end-user with efficient yet affordable technology, tailored for their day-to-day business needs. The new MarineStar software gives users an even stronger competitive advantage, which is unrivaled in the marine communications market. We are developing state-of-the-art technological solutions for the advancement of the maritime and fishing industries that directly contribute to the growth of a sustainable blue economy.”

Additionally, it introduces a new reporting mechanism for fishing and port call status, which benefits vessel owners and maritime port authorities. The game-changing software enables analysis of fishing locations along with the duration of fishing activity. This feature reduces the risk of overfishing and ensures compliance with national and international regulations for sustainable fishing.

According to the statement, “Resilient to harsh environments, Thuraya MarineStar digitalizes critical applications such as SOS, fish catch reporting, vessel tracking, and monitoring. Its performance is further enhanced when combined with Thuraya’s affordable turnkey web-based tracking and monitoring service, SatTrack for Marine.”

Further, SatTrack provides users with an easy-to-use, online dashboard that displays data from Thuraya MarineStar terminals and enables fish catch reporting for further analysis, which is critical for sustainable fisheries.

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