Inmarsat Launch New Fleet Services

Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Inmarsat Limited have launched the commercial availability of the Fleet F55 and Fleet F33. The new Fleet services incorporate global voice and a range of fax and data services. According to the manufacturers, Inmarsat Fleet F55 and F33 bring the benefits of satellite communications to vessels which were previously restricted by size and cost of terminal hardware. Maritime information, such as sea and weather charts, can now be accessed online and updated in real-time. Users can also enjoy the benefits of reliable, easy access to email whenever and wherever it is needed. "The launch of Fleet F55 and Fleet F33 demonstrates Inmarsat's ongoing commitment to raise the standard of communications available to all parts of the maritime community," said Robert Johnson, Director, Maritime Business at Inmarsat. "Previously only larger ships had access to this level of communication services. Now yachts and smaller vessels will also be able to fit Inmarsat equipment, giving them access to advanced, reliable and cost-effective communications. "Access to communications provides competitive advantage: it enables ship owners, management and crew to keep in touch with headquarters, family and friends, and it provides the latest, real-time information to assist with navigation and operational efficiency. Inmarsat Fleet F55 and Fleet F33 will bring advanced connectivity to a new range of vessels," he said. The configuration of the products gives the option for two distinct data channels. Currently offering voice, data and email, it is planned to extend the Fleet F33 service in 2004 with the option of a mobile packet data service (MPDS), to enable crew to send immediate short burst data with an 'always on' capability at low cost
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