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May 11th, 2010

Marlink's VSAT Service @SEAdirect Is Solution

@SEAdirect, the newest of Marlink's extensive line of VSAT offerings, is an ideal complete communications solution for Transport Vessels. It provides Internet access to your crew, allowing them to send and receive e-mail and access the Internet at sea.
Marlink, the global provider of maritime satellite communications, is launching @SEAdirect, a new, entry-level-band VSAT service. The new, low-cost service provides multiple data rates of up to 1024/256 kbps, offering Internet, e-mail, and voice capability for increased operational efficiency and crew communication at sea. Marlink's introduction of the new @SEAdirect service confirms the company's commitment to offering the most comprehensive product portfolio on the market, with a solution to meet any customer requirement.      

"By close cooperation with our customers and other partners in the transportation market, we have developed a service offering which focuses on the market specific needs for business and crew. The @SEAdirect service provides Internet, e-mail and voice for business and crew use at a low fixed monthly rate," comments Tore Morten Olsen, CEO, Marlink.

The new @SEAdirect service provides ship owners and operators with Internet and e-mail for business and crew, together with a 24/7 worldwide customer support service. Marlink can also provide leased hardware as an option with installation and service available globally. Using the same antenna system as Marlink's WaveCall(TM) VSAT solution, @SEAdirect can be easily upgraded to the WaveCall(TM) service, without any modifications to the hardware.

Marlink's portfolio incorporates a range of services including WaveCall(TM), Marlink's regional, multi-regional and global Ku-band service, to Sealink(TM), Marlink's global C-band maritime VSAT service. Marlink also provides on-demand services including Inmarsat FleetBroadband, Iridium and Thuraya.