Vessel management, navigation and safety applications
Globecomm Systems of the USA says that Global Seatrade, a unit of the Hartman Marine Group, has awarded it a contract for unified maritime communications.
Services will be provided by Mach6, a unit of Globecomm Maritime, using its global [email protected] VSAT platform, which provides automatic roaming between Ku-band satellite beams on a global basis at a flat rate.
Global Seatrade provides transport for cargo, such as offshore wind turbines, that require specialised handling onboard the company’s heavy-lift vessels. Growing demand for its services led Global Seatrade to seek a unified communications platform to provide reliable broadband connectivity for its fleet.
The package includes prioritisation of mission-critical traffic, ensuring that vessel management, navigation and safety applications get priority over crew welfare communications. VOIP is available over broadband, which provides voice calls at significantly lower costs.
[email protected] is claimed to offer global coverage, seamless service and full transparency of costs and service levels. [email protected] is a VSAT-based service, with a Committed Information Rate (CIR) guarantee. Automatic switching technology maintains the VSAT link as vessels move between satellite beams. The same technology detects loss of VSAT availability and auto-switches service to L-band backup on demand.
Source: The Motorship