Inmarsat has reported the launch of Fleet Media, the entertainment service it announced last year which will see a variety of content delivered to commercial vessels at sea, and available to crew on demand.
At the Inmarsat partner conference in Malta last week, the satcom provider revealed the latest news on its Global Xpress (GX) project, and announced the launch of FleetBroadband Xpress, an interim product for maritime that will take advantage of GX Ka-band functionality as it becomes available.
Inmarsat today reports that EMAS, a provider of offshore/subsea services, has equipped 35 vessels with its XpressLink service.
Intellian has introduced the v240M, a 2.4m multi-band maritime antenna providing fully automatic switching between Ku-band and C-band.
Nordic Tankers, which operates close to 130 chemical tankers, is set to migrate the first of its vessels to Inmarsat’s XpressLink service.
Copenhagen-based TORM A/S is to deploy the Inmarsat XpressLink communications system across its owned bulk carrier and tanker fleets.
Malaysian shipping conglomerate MISC Berhad (MISC) has signed up 46 of its vessels, comprised of chemical and LNG tankers, for Inmarsat’s XpressLink service, which includes a free upgrade to the Ka-band Global Xpress service after launch.
Inmarsat has announced the first appointments to its global network of XpressLink dealers, with twelve companies to offer the service via sales teams based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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