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November 4th, 2013

Inmarsat + Intellian—Terminal Approval (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT) has announced that FleetBroadband terminals manufactured by Intellian are now approved for use with XpressLink, Inmarsat’s fully-integrated Ku- and L-band solution that uses VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals.

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XpressLink has become a highly popular option for ship owners around the world, providing broadband speed data and voice connectivity across a fully redundant and highly resilient service for a fixed monthly fee. XpressLink also offers an easy upgrade path to Inmarsat’s forthcoming Ka-band service, Global Xpress®, which will achieve full global coverage by the end of 2014.

“We have been working in partnership with Intellian since 2011 and are pleased now to be able to offer their high quality FleetBroadband terminals to XpressLink users,” said Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime. “XpressLink has achieved great success in meeting the needs of ship owners thirsting for the broadband data speeds of VSAT combined with the reliability of L-band. Today, we are able to the add the dependability and long term security of Intellian FleetBroadband terminals to the XpressLink offering.”

Intellian and Inmarsat partnered in 2011 to begin development of Ka-band terminals for Global Xpress. The companies have since expanded the partnership and in March, Intellian unveiled three new terminals designed to support all FleetBroadband services. Intellian terminals come with a three-year global warranty, providing vessel owners with the comfort and knowledge that they are investing in a terminal that will not only provide the most reliable connectivity on the seas today, but will continue doing so long into the future.