OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marlink, a leading supplier of integrated satellite communications equipment and network services, today previewed VSAT@SEA, the company’s a new line of global maritime broadband satellite services enabling “always-on” at sea connectivity at a fixed monthly rate.
Marlink’s VSAT@SEA will feature three standard service configurations that include a minimum guaranteed committed information rate for IP-based communications providing resource-efficient means for conducting ship’s business and enabling free Internet access and calling for crew members and passengers.
Option 1 will provide vessels with two Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone lines coupled with a guaranteed 32kbps committed information rate for IP-based communications at sea. Additionally, this option is designed to provide a maximum bandwidth rate of 128kbps ship-to-shore and 256kbps shore-to-ship capacity.
Option 2 will furnish ships at sea with three VoIP telephone lines along with a two-way guaranteed data rate at 64kbps and featuring a maximum bandwidth rate of 256kbps ship-to-shore and 512kbps return speed.
Option 3 will deliver four VoIP telephone lines per vessel combined with a guaranteed rate of 128kbps with maximum data rates ceilings of 384kbps and 1024kbps, respectively.
“Marlink’s VSAT@SEA offers a voice quality that meets the expectations of modern mariners in addition to the guaranteed bandwidth for linking the vessel to the rest of the inter-company network,” said Søren Einshøj, managing director of Marlink. “With VSAT@SEA, the vessel becomes an extension of the home office as well as a more comfortable ‘second home’ for the crew. Business at Sea is Business as Usual and Life at Sea has become closer to home.”
The Marlink VSAT@SEA line of services are designed to efficiently meet the expanding maritime requirements for communications for cruise liners and ferries, research and production vessels, shipping companies and pleasure boaters, that rely on fully-managed broadband service for business-essential communications at sea.
Marlink is planning commercial availability of VSAT@SEA during the 4th quarter of 2007.
Marlink is a subsidiary of Telenor Satellite Services and is part of Telenor ASA of Norway, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (TEL) and NASDAQ (TELN).