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Maritime satcoms in the spotlight at Marintec 2009

Maritime satcoms in the spotlight at Marintec 2009

Shanghai: Vizada and Inmarsat are showcasing the latest developments in maritime satellite communications offering significant advantages to Asia-Pacific ship owners, shipping companies and crew at their stall at Marintec 2009. In particular, the partners are highlighting the advantages of using new SkyFile Mail 7.5 software package on Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile satellite service.

SkyFile Mail 7.5, which can be used on Inmarsat B, Mini-M, GAN, Swift and Fleet terminals, as well as Inmarsat FleetBroadband from January 2010, includes the MyMail feature. This allows crew to create a prepaid email account with personal username and password and use it on different ships. It also allows email attachments of all types and size, enabling crew members to send data files such as photographs or images.

Other benefits of the package include the user friendly SkyFile Anti Virus software and Vizada's Terralink Data Manager Live feature, which helps keep satellite broadband costs under control through a pop-up on the user's PC screen which shows traffic consumption in real time.

Lastly, Vizada is offering service provider partners two new streaming rates over the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. The rates - at 8 kbps and 16 kbps - are designed to support users who wish to make multiple and simultaneous voice over IP (VoIP) phone calls through a FleetBroadband FB500 or FB250 terminal.

Vizada supplies Inmarsat mobile satellite services to some of Asia-Pacific's leading shipping companies including Cosco and China Shipping. It does so through a regional sales team based in offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as some 50 local service providers who sell directly to the shipping companies.  [03/12/09]