New Maritime Satellite Voice Terminal

press release
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thuraya Telecommunications Company unveiled today at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore its SF2500 maritime satellite voice terminal, developed jointly with partner Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd.

 

Thuraya is using its existing success in providing satellite communications to more than 140 countries around the globe to diversify into selected vertical sectors. Having sold over 600,000 handsets worldwide, the move is another significant step for Thuraya as it continues to expand its marine product line

 

SF2500 is the latest offering available to end-users under the recently created Thuraya MarineComms brand, which was launched to provide dedicated support for the marine market and enables Thuraya’s community of distributors and channel partners to provide training and support for marine end-users. The Indonesian Fisherman Association is already an early adopter of the SF2500™ terminal, and Thuraya expects the product’s reliability and value to rapidly attract other global marine end-users.

Mr Samer Halawi, Thuraya Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our first customer for the SF2500, the Indonesian Fisherman Association, is exactly the kind of organisation we expect the product to appeal to, and we are very pleased to see them sign up even before the product’s official launch. Fishing is one of the three most dangerous occupations in the world, but lack of affordability has placed reliable satellite communications outside the reach of many fishermen until now. Smaller form factors and more affordable technology mean it’s easier to keep satellite equipment onboard even in very small vessels, making it safer for fishermen to do their jobs and stay in touch with shore.”

The world’s fleet is growing at a rate of 10% per annum, and commercial arrivals at major ports have been stable or increasing since 2009. The leisure and fishery sectors are no exception to these growth trends, and pressure for greater and more cost-effective connectivity is on the rise across the marine market as fuel prices increase and disillusion grows with traditional at-sea communications.

Dr Colin Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Addvalue Communications, added: ”Specially designed for medium-sized and small fishing vessels and leisure and surveillance boats operating in harsh maritime environments, the SF2500™  satellite voice terminal can withstand extremely high temperatures and humid conditions. Its robust exterior, which is well-tested and proven in sea trials, ensures superior performance even in rough weather. The terminal provides high quality yet cost-effective communications over the Thuraya network in all weather, anywhere in the coverage area. The advanced GPS navigation system allows sea-vessels to document and transmit critical location and time information, optimising costs and fleet operations.”

Thuraya offers tailored pricing packages that allow customers to subscribe to the plans most suited to their requirements and budgets. Thuraya also offers a Shareplan package, whereby end-users can share individual airtime allocations across their terminal base and mix and match different Thuraya solutions, both voice and data, to generate even greater savings.

Major General (Ret) Yussuf Solichien M, Chairman of the Indonesian Fisherman Association, concluded: “We wanted Indonesian fishermen to feel protected and safe when they’re out at sea carrying out their jobs by putting the best satellite communications at their disposal. The versatility of the SF2500™, its small but powerful antenna, its reliability in different conditions and the built-in emergency response alert system were key factors in our choice.” 
                              

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Norwegian Buys Ship from Princess Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announces fleet expansion for Oceania Cruises in 2016; Sirena to join sister ships Insignia, Regatta and Nautica   Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Thrustmaster Names Pineda Director of Sales and Marketing

Marcela Pineda has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at Thrustmaster of Texas.   Pineda, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, is a

SENER Presents at SNAME Convention

SENER presents the module for the ship General Arrangement definition in FORAN SENER took part once again in the Annual Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Convention in the U.

New Products

Dometic to Debut New Product Line at Workboat

New products on display will include the Dometic Cup Cooler, the Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control system and the Dometic Sea Xchange watermakers; attendees

New Training for Man Overboard Response

Falling overboard is a life-threatening emergency, not only for the person in question but also for those involved in their rescue. Every step in the rescue process

Terex Scoops 2 IBJ Awards

Terex® Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane is Crane of the Year – Dr. Mathias Dobner honored Rotterdam/Düsseldorf, 24 November 2014 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS)

Communication

New Hamburg Süd Ships to Feature Nacos Platinum Systems

L-3 SAM Electronics has announced  that, via its L-3 Marine Systems Korea subsidiary, it has been awarded a contract to provide its NACOS Platinum navigation, automation and control system,

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Debuts New Product Range

A range of telemetry products that support robust, long-distance wireless communications in challenging, large scale environments such as those found in oil and gas,

Outlook for Bunkering & Marine Lubricants in India

The "4th Annual Conference on the Outlook for Bunkering and Marine Lubricants in India" will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Hotel Vivanta by Taj-President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

SatCom

MSC Cruises Advance Onboard Wi-Fi System

MSC Cruises has started a fleet-wide optimization installed by Marlink to improve shipboard VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity. MSC Cruises said it

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1380 sec (7 req/sec)