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Station Satcom and FrontM announce connectivity partnership

FrontM and global satellite communications provider Station Satcom headquartered in India have signed an agreement to help maritime businesses bring their ship to shore teams closer together in real time.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The agreement will see the companies’ connect their global people and teams via the FrontM Collaboration and AI software platform, which is a scalable and secure communication hub that connects people and tools to facilitate work in remote and isolated environments.

“Our connectivity partnership with Station Satcom marks a real expansion in our collaboration offering. Now a host of maritime companies will be able to deploy FrontM’s collaboration tools, offline applications and automation tools too quickly, securely and seamlessly operate and complete everyday tasks, which is great for maritime productivity, whilst breaking down ship to shore workplace silos,” said Lisa Moore, FrontM’s VP commercial product management.

“We’re really excited to be working with Station Satcom and can’t wait to see what exciting collaboration tools and IoT applications the Station Satcom team come up with to serve their customers as a result.”

Assad Khan VP maritime from Station Satcom, stated: “I’m looking forward to this being a good partnership and in future we can collaborate on more levels than just communication.” 

Talking about start-up involvement in the maritime market, he remarked that they are a great addition as they are thinking outside the box and coming up with innovative solutions missing in this industry. {/mprestriction}

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