Globecomm Maritime debuted Access Chat Plus, an optimized chat and video conferencing offering designed for maritime satellite communications. Access Chat Plus provides maritime users with a means to make video calls and chat live over satellite using.Access Chat provides instant messaging and voice calling, while Access Chat Plus provides the same with the addition of video conferencing.
Both Access Chat and Access Chat Plus are available in a range of pricing options for corporate and crew use with customized pricing available when the service is bundled with Globecomm Maritime airtime service contracts.
Access Chat and Access Chat Plus are very light applications both in terms of set up and data usage. Both are no more than 1Mb in size and can be installed easily and quickly on any Windows or Android device, with an Apple OS version due in Q2 2013. Either application may be loaded to a USB stick, enabling them to be used across multiple devices. Both can be installed without the need for proprietary ship management software.