Inmarsat announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Imtech Marine to become the first Value Added Reseller of Global Xpress®.Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band network, offering the shipping industry true broadband speeds and reliability: up to 50Mbps through a 60-100cm antenna. Inmarsat will make XpressLink available to Imtech Marine to offer a bridge to GX with a bundled package of Ku-band VSAT and L-band FleetBroadband.
“Global Xpress will be a world-first in maritime communications, and we are delighted that Imtech will be a frontrunner in offering this solution to the maritime market,” said Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine. “We already enjoy a strong working relationship with Inmarsat, and this MOU is a significant step in bringing our two companies closer. The combination of Inmarsat Ka- and L-band with Imtech Marine's remote monitoring solutions and our extensive network of 88 offices in 25 countries will deliver real benefits to our customers.”
“The combination of game-changing solutions with the global distribution and support capability of Imtech Marine delivers a compelling proposition for customers,” said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime. “Imtech Marine is one of the industry's leading installation and support groups. We look forward to welcoming them as the first Value-Added Reseller for Global Xpress.”
Imtech Marine is a leading systems integrator and full-service provider of maritime technical solutions. The company, in particular through its Radio Holland brand, has extensive experience of Inmarsat FleetBroadband, VSAT and integrated maritime services.
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Imtech Marine is a leading company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. Imtech Marine specialises in automation (platform and bridge), navigation & communication including connectivity, energy and drive solutions, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions and fire protection technology, entertainment, lighting and maritime services. Imtech Marine provides innovative systems and reliable services during the full lifetime of the ship. In 2011, Imtech Marine reached annual revenues of 500 million euro, employing over 2,600 staff at more than 80 offices in 25 countries based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409 million and an EBITDA of US$854 million. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com/about.