COMSAT To Hold Marine Satellite Service Seminar In New York, December 1

COMSAT will conduct a oneday seminar for maritime industry personnel on December 1 in New York City to provide current information on new developments in maritime satellite communications. Companies or o r g a n i z a t i o ns who wish to send representatives should notify in writing Hale Montgomery, COMSAT Maritime Services, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024. There is no charge for attendance; reservations should be received by November 18.

The seminar will be held at the Whitehall Club, 17 Battery Place, on Tuesday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first such COMSAT seminar to be held in New York City for East Coast shipping; similar seminars were held in Los Angeles and New Orleans earlier this year.

The seminar will provide company executives and operational and telecommunications managers in the shipping industry with information on the use of satellite communications, and on planning for transition of services from the present MARISAT system to the new international I N M A R S A T system, which is scheduled to start o p e r a t i o ns February 1, 1982.

The seminar agenda will include a description of the INMARSAT organization and system, expanded coverage areas, services and customer applications, interconnection arrangements, and future trends in maritime satellite communications.

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