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January 13th, 2010

DTS — iDirect'd For Maritime SATCOM

Data Technology Solutions, a global satellite service provider, has launched a low-cost, integrated satellite broadband offering for the maritime market. The DTS Global Connect Solution is built on iDirect’s Evolution DVB-S2 platform and works with a 24-inch (60cm) Ku-band antenna.

The service is offered at a wide range of flat-fee subscription plans with nearly global coverage. DTS Global Connect is designed to meet the needs of private and commercial vessel operators for affordable, easy-to-install broadband voice and data communications. The service brings several new features to the growing VSAT broadband market:
  • Flexible flat-fee monthly rates beginning at $800 for 512 kbps without the requirement to sign a 12-month contract. Customers can even purchase the service based on a day rate
  • Bandwidth can be shared among multiple vessels in a fleet to economically support bandwidth intensive applications. For example, a vessel can access a fleet’s pool of available capacity to support a video feed. Once the video feed is concluded, bandwidth can be returned to the rest of the fleet without incurring additional costs
  • The lightweight marine antenna can be easily installed using DTS’ unique skid mount. The entire hardware system can be shipped to a port via overnight delivery service anywhere in the world or transported to a vessel at sea via helicopter
  • A remote network management system enables IT personnel to access networking equipment onboard the ship for monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance
Data Technology Solutions (DTS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with a sales office in Houston, Texas and an operations office in Oklahoma, DTS is a full-service telecommunications company, with an emphasis on personalized customer service. DTS’s portfolio includes satellite products and services designed for the oil and gas industry, commercial shipping, maritime, disaster recovery, recreational boating, and government & military markets.