Inmarsat and Intellian strengthen partnership to deliver future services
29 September 2014 – Inmarsat today announced that Intellian, a leading global provider of stabilised satellite antenna systems, has been selected to deliver XpressLink services across its FB500 antenna.
XpressLink is the world’s leading, fully-integrated Ku-band and L-band solution used with VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals. It is proving highly popular with ship owners across the world with its offer of unlimited data for a fixed monthly fee, while also delivering a fully-redundant and resilient service. XpressLink also offers an easy upgrade path to Global Xpress.
Previously approved to deliver XpressLink services over its V100GX VSAT antennas, the inclusion of FB500 within the XpressLink terminal offerings further strengthens Intellian’s position as an important partner supporting Inmarsat’s future Maritime portfolio. An Inmarsat partner since 2011, Intellian provides services primarily to the maritime sector, as well as to luxury yachting, offshore energy, and defense and intelligence.
Inmarsat Maritime President, Frank Coles said; “Intellian is an innovative and reliable manufacturing partner for Inmarsat and their technology is featured across all three of our major maritime platforms with antennas type-approved for Ka, Ku and L-band services. As we continue to innovate our services, it’s imperative that our partners are able to help us realise our vision of the future of maritime communications.”
The FB500 antenna has demonstrated its effectiveness in supporting XpressLink services, having been deployed on vessels of a number of Inmarsat’s commercial maritime customers.
“We are proud to continue to develop our relationship with Inmarsat and to extend the number of antennas deployed across their service portfolio. Delivering reliable and robust services is our priority. The future of Inmarsat’s portfolio is exciting and we are looking forward to working with them on new innovations in the future,” said Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian.
The addition of the Intellian FB500 complements the inclusion of Intellian’s V100GX antenna in the XpressLink hardware set up. Inmarsat has been using the V100GX VSAT antenna as part of its XpressLink offering for the last two years.
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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 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on Twitter @InmarsatGlobal
Intellian is a leading global provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems. Built upon our patented RF, stabilization and tracking technologies, our products support a wide range of industries, including Commercial Maritime, Offshore Energy, Defense & Intelligence and Luxury Yachting. Our comprehensive range of antenna systems includes Satellite TV, VSAT, Global Xpress and FleetBroadband solutions.