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Imtech Marine extends VSAT coverage to Indian Ocean

Imtech Marine says that it has upgraded and extended its VSAT network to now offer coverage in the Indian Ocean.

The area, which roughly stretches from Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia to India and Indonesia, is covers a number of important busy routes for the international maritime industry.

“By extending our Global VSAT coverage map we can offer our customers economical and effective broadband connectivity in an area where a lot of vessels are sailing,” said Rob Verkuil, general manager connectivity.

“The VSAT network of Imtech Marine provides reliable communication connections for crew, captain and other users on board. The extension of our VSAT coverage in combination with the recently introduced Imtech Marine portfolio of unique value added services offers our customers the possibility for a total connectivity solution.”

Imtech Marine’s broadband communication solution utilises the iDirect Evolution platform and includes Service Level Agreements, 24/7 support and automatic beam switching.

Imtech Marine also offers value-added services in the areas of vessel operations, crew welfare, security, crew control and data compression. For instance, the Fuel Management service allows ship managers to monitor fuel consumption and tank levels remotely.

“Imtech Marine has the ability to offer around 30 of such add-on applications,” added Mr Verkuil.

“The connectivity solution, combined with our expertise in system integration and maintenance on board, supports our customers during the full lifetime of the vessel.”

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