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November 7th, 2010

MTN Satellite Communications... Medical Emergency Management (SATCOM)

[SatNews] MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), a global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, has equipped the newest luxury yacht from the renowned Burger Boat Company shipyards with an impressive communication suite that includes a first-ever onboard medical treatment facility with 24/7 video conferencing capability.

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Burger Boat Company's SeaOwl yacht
Burger’s new 142-foot (43-meter) tri-deck motoryacht Sea Owl is the first private yacht to be fitted with a high-tech medical facility supplied by Guardian 24/7, a company that has provided medical services for three previous presidents of the United States. Guardian’s unique Ready Room™ provides the capability to convert a standard passenger stateroom into a fully equipped and operational emergency medical center, including oxygen, defibrillator, trauma kits and a teleconferencing connection to reach qualified physicians ashore. MTN’s DirectNet managed satellite communication service on Sea Owl provides a guaranteed committed information rate (CIR) of 512 Kbps synchronously, which means 1 megabyte of guaranteed bandwidth with the ability to burst up to 2 Mbps to support the Guardian video conferencing and other voice and data traffic to and from the vessel at sea.

IMA Yachts designed the integration of the Guardian equipment and protocols to fit within the vessel’s physical parameters and owner’s operational requirements. In addition to the Guardian videoconferencing, MTN’s satellite communications system supports ship-to-shore telephone and Wi-Fi Internet access for the yacht’s owner and guests.