Inmarsat starts Improved Fleet Xpressa portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.
The world’s oceans can be dangerous and unpredictable, but they are vital to shipping, food, transportation and research. IoT sensors can help minimize risks while maintaining critical operational and sustainability efforts.
“This latest development of Fleet Xpress is not a standard VSAT service – it is a flexible, fully integrated modular solution that offers our valued customers a path to operational efficiency, decarbonisation and improved crew well-being,” said Ben Palmer, President of Inmarsat Maritime.
“The combination of the world’s most secure and reliable satellite network with our existing range of value-added connectivity solutions supports digitalisation across the industry and improves the safety and efficiency of international shipping operations.”
Fleet Xpress is powered by Inmarsat’s global Ka-band satellite network and has been enhanced with the Fleet Edge platform, which uses the power of peripheral computing and allows the company’s partners to integrate their value-added services and host applications.
Inmarsat says the connectivity provided by Fleet Xpress supports everything from email and basic office applications to the latest IoT-powered solutions.
According to a survey conducted by Wärtsilä Marine Business, two thirds of shipping companies have began their digital travels. In addition, 69 percent of them are currently researching digital solutions.
“The digitalisation of the global shipping industry is putting additional pressure on companies to accelerate their transformation projects and overcome their unique connectivity challenges,” explains Palmer.
Inmarsat continues to improve its satellite network ahead of expected significant growth in the coming years. At the end of 2021, the company launched the first of its new generation of I-6 satellites.
The I-6 satellites are Inmarsat’s first hybrid satellites, including L-band communication payloads (ELERA) and Ka-band.
Inmarsat is hosting its ELEVATE event at 6pm on May 10, 2022 at Cisco Lounge, Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA.
Participants can enjoy some drinks and network while learning how ELERA can help you implement IoT. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton – who first coined the term “Internet of Things” – will also speak about his vision for the current and future IoT market.
More details about Inmarsat ELEVATE can be found here.
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