Thrane & Thrane now offers the TT-3088A Capsat Fleet33, a product which
the company dubs the smallest, lightest maritime Fleet terminal ever.
The new terminal completes
Thrane & Thrane's previous introductions of
maritime high-speed terminals, the Capsat Fleet77 and the Capsat
The Capsat Fleet33 comes with a very small and compact antenna,
measuring just 35 cm in diameter, and a weight of only 4 kg. With the
new terminal, packet data services and worldwide telephony becomes
available for vessels, who otherwise never considered an Inmarsat
terminal due to the terminal's size, weight, and cost. The new terminal
provides users with an integrated 9.6 kbps fax and data service within
the Inmarsat spot beam area. Also, it is prepared for the Mobile Packet
Data Service (MPDS) planned for introduction in the beginning of 2004.
MPDS allows users to remain always connected since charges are made only
for the amount of data sent and received rather than the time spent
online. MPDS is therefore an ideal solution for e-mail, web and intranet
Thrane & Thrane's Marine Sales Manager, Kim Bille Gram said. "Imagine
being a long way from your port of call, perhaps several days outside of
cellular phone or VHF coverage, and still be able to go on the Internet
to get up-to-date precise weather information, send and receive e-mails
or simply make quality phone or fax calls. Capsat Fleet33 does all that
and more in an unprecedented compact form."