Xantic Makes Internet Via Satellite Faster

Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Xantic announced the launch of Easy Accelerator, an application designed to make browsing the internet via satellite faster and cheaper than ever before.

Available free of charge from Xantic’s website, Easy Accelerator optimizes internet and intranet usage by reducing the size of the selected web page content. A proxy computer located at a Land Earth Station ‘downsizes’ pictures, for example, by up to 80 percent, depending on the settings chosen. Audio files and text can also be reduced. As a result, browsing is much faster and the user’s satellite costs can be decreased by as much as 90 percent.

Inmarsat has co-financed the development of this new service. “We are very pleased with Easy Accelerator as it can be used for internet and intranet access from any Inmarsat service,” comments Carole Plessy-Gourdon, Business Solutions Unit manager at Inmarsat.

“Easy Accelerator is easy to set up, simple to use, reduces satellite costs and is free,” adds Ronald Spithout, Vice President Marketing & Sales at Xantic. “It is an excellent value added service for our portfolio, especially for use with MPDS and Regional BGAN.” One of the pioneers in using the Easy Accelerator service has been Tony Holland from Inmarsat Service Provider E3 Airtime in Spain. “Internet via satellite used to be slow and expensive,” says Tony “Thanks to Xantic’s new solution, we can now offer our customers a highly cost-effective way of browsing the web.”

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