Marlink Previews Line of Broadband VSAT Service

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Marlink a supplier of integrated satellite communications equipment and network services previewed VSAT@SEA, the company's a new line of global maritime broadband satellite services enabling "always-on” at sea connectivity at a fixed monthly rate. Marlink's VSAT@SEA will feature three standard service configurations that include a minimum guaranteed committed information rate for IP-based communications providing resource-efficient means for conducting ship's business and enabling free Internet access and calling for crew members and passengers.

Option 1 will provide vessels with two Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone lines coupled with a guaranteed 32kbps committed information rate for IP-based communications at sea. Additionally, this option is designed to provide a maximum bandwidth rate of 128kbps ship-to-shore and 256kbps shore-to-ship capacity.

Option 2 will furnish ships at sea with three VoIP telephone lines along with a two-way guaranteed data rate at 64kbps and featuring a maximum bandwidth rate of 256kbps ship-to-shore and 512kbps return speed.

Option 3 will deliver four VoIP telephone lines per vessel combined with a guaranteed rate of 128kbps with maximum data rates ceilings of 384kbps and 1024kbps, respectively.

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