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Active moves for VSAT

Turkish shipmanager Active Shipping is to implement VSAT services across its fleet of oil tankers and bulk carriers, following a deal with Marlink and its regional partner Ozsay Satellite Communications.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Active Shipping has agreed a contract for the Sealink VSAT Data Allowance service, which provides a specific gigabyte allowance of data per month with the option to top-up if more data is required at any time.

This will be connected to Marlink’s XChange communications management platform, which will provide services such as a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system enabling crew on board to access the internet from their own smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The XChange system also offers a Universal Remote Access capability to allow IT staff on shore to access the network remotely and manage various operational aspects in real-time, without the need for a dedicated fixed IP address.

The set-up of the systems on board the Active ships will include configuration of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to securely connect the vessels to the company’s shore-based IT and network infrastructure.

“By moving to Sealink VSAT services, Active Shipping will enjoy a step change in its communication capabilities, allowing for more focus on smart shipping applications that can introduce new efficiencies, while at the same time modernising its crew communication offering,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink.{/mprestriction}

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