SkyFile Mail Premium offers compatibility with Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird or other POP3/SMTP clients, allowing for integration with existing e-mail tools onboard ship.
Customers can continue using their common e-mail interface, environment and settings through the SkyFile engine.
A new automatic notification push feature has been included, which will allow Captains and officers to choose if they wish to receive important e-mails immediately, without any manual action, or if they want suspicious e-mails to be stored in the quarantine file prior to delivery onboard.
The Premium service also offers extra-long text messaging (up to 1,500 characters) and access from shore through non-satellite connectivity (e.g. via 3G, WiFi or WiMax).
Vizada says that 150 merchant vessels have already signed up for SkyFile Mail Premium in the pre-launch phase.
Apart from launching SkyFile Premium, Vizada has also upgraded its basic SkyFile Mail software with new features, including flexible connectivity for third party apps, better management of vessel sub-accounts, improved filtering for private and corporate accounts, direct access to SkyFile eNOAD with a single click and a split billing feature over Iridium OpenPort.
These new features are also available for the Premium version.
“We are really excited to be able to officially launch our business-centred SkyFile Mail Premium,” said Vizada product manager, Jean Marc Duc.
“We’re certain that the compatibility with other e-mailing software, as well as all the cost-effective features, will continue driving SkyFile Mail’s success as the leading messaging tool in the satcom industry.”