Satnews Daily
February 24th, 2011

Vizada... VSAT Venue (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Maritime broadband is going to receive some proprietary "goodness."

Vizada has launched Pharostar™, its proprietary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) fixed satellite communications service and the latest addition to its maritime broadband portfolio. The new Pharostar VSAT service will help meet increasing market demand for high-performance broadband connectivity at sea. Based on iDirect technology, the service provides standard IP data speeds of 1024 kbps for multiple applications such as internet, email and VoIP. The connectivity emulates that of corporate networks and an “always on” service permits unlimited data transfer. The service also enables crew on board merchant vessels, tankers and oil & gas platforms to use voice and data services simultaneously with near global coverage.

As with all Vizada’s standard base connectivity services, Pharostar VSAT service is combined with one or a range of Vizada Solutions™ to improve data transfer, increase security, and help control communications costs. This is the most recent addition to Vizada’s extensive maritime broadband portfolio, which includes Inmarsat FleetBroadband and Iridium OpenPort™.