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May 25th, 2011

Vizada... Important Integration (SatCom)

[SatNews] A new, all-in-one platform for maritime makes its debut...

Vizada has unveiled their Vizada XChange, their new platform that provides a secure and controlled communications environment that integrates voice and broadband data for ship operations and crew. Vizada will present and demonstrate this newest addition to their maritime portfolio at the Nor-Shipping tradeshow in Oslo, Norway. Vizada XChange is Vizada’s innovative way of managing communications that is designed to simplify the complex IT environments onboard while providing flexibility to ship operations and crew. This innovative all-in-one platform supports data, voice, VoIP and local networks. Ships can become virtual mobile offices complete with local area networks and their own dynamic intranets for administration and crew. Ship administrators can keep an eye on communication costs by setting access authorizations for phones and internet connections, and by determining their re-billing options.

The new Vizada XChange platform consists of a box component and a user-friendly web portal. The Vizada XChange Box is an easily installed compact wall or rack mounted unit onboard the vessel, which reliably interconnects onboard IT with the corporate network. The platform incorporates voice, VoIP and broadband data while remaining fully compatible with any maritime communications connectivity service (including Inmarsat FleetBroadband, PharostarVSAT, etc.). The onboard and onshore web portals developed by Vizada make it easy to customize settings according to the shipping company’s needs and to manage all user accounts online. Ship administrators can use the Vizada XChange portals to conveniently choose their connectivity, configure access for crew and captains, re-bill and split costs. It can provide crew with dedicated content, such as an onboard intranet or access to social networks as well as keep-in-touch apps.