The vessels were previously using Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband.
The fixed monthly fee XpressLink service is an integrated Ku-band and L-band solution with VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals. It also offers an upgrade path to Global Xpress, the Ka-band service which Inmarsat says will become commercially available by the end of the year.
“We always ensure that our fleet are at the forefront of innovation and our decision to migrate our vessels’ communications system to XpressLink allows us to deliver better services to our customers in a commercial environment in which service quality is an important differentiator,” said Bennett Neo, CEO of EMAS Marine (EMAS’ offshore support services division).
EMAS has a combined fleet of over 65 marine support and offshore construction vessels.