Stratos Global Corporation, provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced it has successfully deployed an integrated, broadband crew communications solution for SE Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (SESM), one of Singapore’s leading ship operators and managers. SESM is a subsidiary of SE Shipping Lines Pte. Ltd. (SESL).
The Stratos solution includes the deployment of its AmosConnect Crew communications application on the Inmarsat FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) mobile satellite platform. The solution is installed on the SESL vessels SE Pelagica and SE Potentia – both of which are heavy-lift, multipurpose dry cargo vessels that operate worldwide.
Inmarsat’s entry-level FB150 service combines a telephone connection with simultaneous IP data at up to 150kbps.
AmosConnect Crew is an all-in-one solution that combines AmosConnect for interoffice communications and Stratos ChatCard for crew communications. The solution enables personnel at sea to stay in contact with home via calling, private email and SMS at affordable, flat global rates – thus helping retain qualified seafarers. It provides an easily manageable, separate account for each crewmember. The latest version of AmosConnect Crew is expanded beyond private email to include true onboard Internet café features, such as prepaid chatting, prepaid web browsing, and access to local and global news services.
SESM also will soon deploy AmosConnect Anti-Virus from Stratos, which provides onboard protection against intrusion of Internet computer viruses and malicious software in the satellite broadband environment.