Transmission-Efficient Service Reduces the Costs of Remote E-Mail

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Telenor Satellite Services has unveiled E-Mail Advanced, a new e-mail communications service - optimized to reduce costs and improve transmission efficiency. Telenor E-Mail Advanced reduces user e-mail costs by up to 80 percent and features full duplex communications enabling users to send and receive e-mails simultaneously, increasing communications efficiency while reducing airtime costs. Also new, an automatic mailbag compression that cuts transmission costs by reducing the size and time needed to send messages. The service also features a crash recovery program capable of resuming full duplex transmission if a connection is lost or broken mid-session. Telenor's E-Mail Advanced Hub also scans all incoming e-mails for viruses. The benefit of all these features is improved transmission and efficiency and reduced costs. This new remote e-mail service works with Telenor's Inmarsat A, B, M, Mini-M, Fleet and GAN technologies and serves maritime and land mobile users. "E-Mail Advanced expands and significantly enhances Telenor's e-mail offering for customers. E-mail communications are an important part of business and everyday life for our customers located all over the world," said Will Colston, director of product management for Telenor Satellite Services. "We have also made the E-Mail Advanced software available from our Web site or by CD-ROM, making it easy and convenient for users to download." Telenor offers software for the E-Mail Advanced service available for all Windows platforms, provided Microsoft Outlook is installed as e-mail software. The software has pre-installed drivers and dialing strings for most Inmarsat terminals. There are no monthly fees or annual service charges required, other than standard airtime charges, for customers who use this new e-mail service. Telenor's E-Mail Advanced is suitable for most Inmarsat mobile users, including maritime and land-based customers, and supports 56 and 64kbps high-speed data transmissions and ISDN for increased throughput with shorter communication times.
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