Imtech Marine Extends Global VSAT Network

Press Release
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Holland's Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network.

In addition to an already extensive network Imtech Marine now offers VSAT coverage between South America and Africa, an important area for the international maritime industry.

Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and always-on broadband communication solution that utilises the proven iDirect Evolution platform. This global solution covers all major shipping routes and provides guaranteed quality of service, Service Level Agreements, 24/7 support and worldwide VSAT coverage, including automatic beam switching.

“By upgrading our Global VSAT Network we can offer our customers a higher throughput, better coverage and provide the most economical and effective business and crew communications”, Eric van den Adel, Imtech Marine Managing Director, comments. “Imtech Marine’s vision is to be a true lifecycle management partner for our customers and help them lower their Total Cost of Ownership. By effectively combining our expertise in system integration and maintenance of technology on board, we support our customers during the full lifetime of a ship."

"Connectivity solutions are an important part of our lifecycle portfolio. From another angle, we also offer our customers remote monitoring and maintenance services through the unrivalled global VSAT connection, via our Global Technical Assistance Centres in Rotterdam, Houston and Singapore. A very effective way to support our customers with efficient, low cost support while the ship is at sea.”

At the same time as expanding the network, Imtech Marine, together with its partner ITC Global, seamlessly upgraded to the latest iDirect Evolution software version 3.1.This new software offers customers on Imtech Marine’s Global VSAT Network many advantages such as improved IP throughput and efficiency on their Ku-band VSAT Network as well as improved beam switching for maritime terminals, which is now both easier and faster.

It also supports each application on board with the most efficient transport technology and offers more efficient multicasting, making video applications much faster.


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