Marlink, a Vizada company, announced an agreement to provide the Sealink Maritime VSAT solution to Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). Marlink will equip 30 Wilhelmsen Ship Management vessels with Sealink, a global maritime VSAT turnkey solution, offering "always-on" Internet access and Local Area Network (LAN) communications at a fixed monthly price. Sealink also provides PSTN telephone lines with standard fixed per-minute
Wilhelmsen Ship Management currently manages approximately 300 ships, of which 185 are under full technical management. The company employs 8,600
seagoing personnel. Wilhelmsen Ship Management has tested the quality and reliability of the Sealink system over a 12-month period on board their roll-on roll-off vehicle carrier, the MV Tampa.
More specifically, the Sealink Maritime VSAT services for WSM include dedicated global satellite bandwidth, separated between crew and administration. Crew has access to always-on, free Internet for applications such as web browsing, e-mail exchange and net-banking, as well as multiple telephone lines for crew calling services. For business and administrative purposes, LAN-LAN data communications on board are in place via Sealink, as are multiple direct dial telephone lines.