9 November 2016: SpeedCast International Limited has announced the successful integration of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service to its global maritime service network, following the announcement of a strategic partnership earlier this year to roll out the service to approximately 2,000 vessels.
Fleet Xpress is powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band network, combined with the proven reliability of flagship FleetBroadband L-band service for unlimited backup. Together with the Inmarsat Network Services Device (NSD), Fleet Xpress will be integrated with SpeedCast’s innovative SIGMA Gateway solution, to provide a scalable platform designed to evolve and enable business applications onboard.
“Fleet Xpress will usher in a new era of reliable, high bandwidth satellite communications across the maritime segment,” said Tim Bailey, SVP, Products and Marketing, SpeedCast.
“Ship owners and operators will benefit from the global Ka- and L-band service that Fleet Xpress provides, therefore providing reassurance that their fleet is always connected. The high throughput Fleet Xpress service combined with SpeedCast’s SIGMA solution enables SpeedCast to provide new and exciting technologies to the maritime industry.”
Fleet Xpress delivers high data speeds, continuous connectivity and guaranteed performance, setting a new standard for maritime global communications with crew welfare, regulatory and operational drivers at the heart.
“The successful partnership between Inmarsat and SpeedCast transforms the way its shipping customers operate,” commented Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer, Inmarsat Maritime.
“Having a reliable, effective and high speed connection is paramount to ship owners and managers wanting to enhance operational effectiveness, IT security, safety and compliance and crew welfare.
“Fleet Xpress will be fully integrated with SpeedCast’s existing maritime SIGMA Gateway and will open up a host of value added services and applications to further drive efficiencies, ranging from real-time monitoring, remote diagnostics and telemedicine, to security and crew service management tools, among others, taking Fleet Xpress beyond just simple broadband communications.
“With the added peace of mind SpeedCast’s 24/7 operational support provides, Fleet Xpress delivers the highest levels of service and performance worldwide.”