Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

Station711 + SPO... Offshore Opportunities (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Provisioning SATCOM to the offshore gas and oil industry...

Station711, the mobile satellite arm of RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd (NASDAQ: RRST), has signed a contract for the provision of Inmarsat FleetBroadband services to Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) in collaboration with service provider SMTS. Singapore-based SPO, a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is set to install the new broadband satcom service on 60 vessels and intends to use it for operations, logistics, navigation and crew welfare services. Prior to signing the agreement, RRsat, SMTS and SPO conducted more than three months of extensive testing of the solution on one of SPO's new vessel to verify that it would meet the company's current and future requirements. A smart@sea gateway was set up to control the LANs used on the vessel for operations and crew welfare, including a total of seven PCs and three VoIP phones for pre-paid, post-paid use, and WAN support for the FleetBroadband 500.
,br /> The agreement, for a minimum of three years, comprises a smart@sea communication gateway, SAILOR FB500 terminals, a tailored fleet-wide pricing package from Inmarsat, and ongoing maintenance and support services from SMTS and Station711. SMTS will provide the turnkey solution for the installation of the terminals and onboard LANs on SPO's vessels. Station711 will provide satcom management applications from its Station711 solutions range, such as the smart@sea gateway for UTM security, crew welfare voice and data module, IP traffic real-time compression, acceleration, caching and filtering, VoIP platform, shore-side unified POP facility providing a centralized management interface, and a powerful control system.