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Imtech Marine Extends VSAT Coverage to Indian Ocean

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August 29, 2013

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Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to its wide network, Imtech Marine can now offer VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean, roughly between Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar, India and Indonesia, which is an important and busy area for the international maritime industry. Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and always-on broadband communication solution that utilizes the iDirect Evolution platform. This global solution covers all major shipping routes and provides guaranteed quality of service of 99,5%, Service Level Agreements, 24/7 support and worldwide VSAT coverage, including automatic beam switching.

Rob Verkuil, Imtech Marine General Manager Connectivity: “By extending our Global VSAT coverage map we can offer our customers economical and effective broadband connectivity in an area where a lot of vessels are sailing. The VSAT network of Imtech Marine provides reliable communication connections for crew, captain and other users on board. The extension of our VSAT coverage in combination with the recently introduced Imtech Marine portfolio of unique value added services offers our customers the possibility for a total connectivity solution.”

Value added services

Imtech Marine offers value added services in the areas of Vessel Operations, Crew Welfare, Security, Crew Control, Data Compression and Web Services. By establishing the connection between ships and land locations, a wide variety of value can be added for both the business and facilitation of the crew. One example of a value added service of Imtech Marine is Fuel Management, a service through which the ship owner and its crew can monitor fuel consumption and tank levels remotely.

“Imtech Marine has the ability to offer around 30 of such add-on applications” explains Rob Verkuil. ”The connectivity solution, combined with our expertise in system integration and maintenance on board, supports our customers during the full lifetime of the vessel”.

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