Inmarsat has announced the extension of its strategic relationship with Intellian Technologies, the world's technological leader in marine satellite antennas.
Intellian has designed three new marine antennas to support FleetBroadband (FB), Inmarsat's flagship maritime service, which provides dependable, seamless voice and broadband data coverage across the world's oceans.
The new Intellian product line covers Inmarsat's FB150, FB250 and FB500 services. All three of Intellian's new marine antennas include a broad range of IP and networking related value-added features such as IP routing, firewall capability and vessel fleet tracking. The Intellian FB250 and FB500 feature built in WiFi to enable interaction with the web-based control interface and allow wireless Push-To-Talk (PTT) services for smartphones using free, downloadable smartphone apps.
Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “We have always developed strategic relationships with high quality manufacturers in order to deliver the most effective connectivity solutions. Intellian's new range of FleetBroadband terminals for the maritime market is yet a further example of this partnership approach in action. Since July 2011, we have worked with Intellian to produce the Ka-band GX antenna and a Ku-to-GX antenna in preparation for the launch of Global Xpress.”
Eric Sung, President and CEO, Intellian said: “We are delighted to extend our strategic partnership with Inmarsat and to offer the maritime industry a range of reliable terminals for the industry leading FleetBroadband service with a host of innovative features. With our global service infrastructure and continued investment in R&D, we are ideally positioned to provide a one-stop shop for shipboard communications hardware.”
All three new antennas complement Intellian's hardware for Global Xpress (GX), the world's first globally available Ka-band service, which will support broadband connections at speeds comparable with terrestrial networks. They are also capable of supporting Inmarsat's XpressLink service, the world's only fully-integrated Ku-band and L-band solution with VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals. XpressLink offers the maritime industry high-speed broadband for a fixed monthly fee, together with a free migration path to GX, when this becomes available.
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 more information, please visit https://www.inmarsat.com/about.
Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna systems. The company was founded in 2004 and has shown tremendous growth year-on-year, with new office openings and numerous product launches to offer an innovative and full line of VSAT communications and satellite TVRO antennas for recreational boats and ocean vessels in the commercial, oil & gas markets, and the military. Intellian now exports its products to 6 continents and over 45 countries and has established over 400 contracted dealers and a support network worldwide. Intellian is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and also has a Maritime Technical Center in Busan, South Korea, as well as U.S. operations in Irvine, California, Seattle, Washington, and European operations in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Southampton, UK. For more information, please visit http://www.intelliantech.com