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Transal upgrades satcom package

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Airbus Defence and Space service provider partner Ozsay Satellite Communications reports that it is upgrading connectivity on five Transal tankers, improving both operational and crew communications.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}All five tankers are equipped with Pharostar Ku-band VSAT terminals, which can be converted for Ka-band use in the future. The project will see the addition of Iridium OpenPort (IOP) for backup connectivity, with switching between IOP and VSAT managed by the XChange service delivery platform.   

Transal is also doubling the data allowance for each ship, rising from 10GB per month to 20GB. Crew will benefit from a 250MB per month allowance, accessed via their own devices and managed remotely through XChange. The increased data will also support Transal’s Planned Maintenance System (PMS).

“Pharostar VSAT is a flexible proposition enabling leading service providers like Ozsay to offer high bandwidth, reliable and feature-rich VSAT connectivity to their shipowner customers,” said Barbara Bersani, head of sales Europe South and Middle East at Airbus Defence and Space.

“Whilst service delivery and availability are critical aspects of our offering, Pharostar customers can also benefit from a portfolio of Value Added Services, which ensure users’ service providers can tailor their delivery to the customer’s exact vessel operational and crew welfare needs.”{/mprestriction}

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