Thrane & Thrane and SpeedCast Partner to Provide Global Maritime Communication Services
Singapore, June 21, 2011
– Thrane & Thrane, the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for global mobile radio and satellite communications, and SpeedCast Ltd., a leading satellite telecommunications service provider, today announced the upcoming launch of the SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system on SpeedCast’s Global Maritime Broadband Network.
The SAILOR 900 VSAT represents a leap-forward in VSAT antenna performance and benefits from the high reliability, build quality and functionality that has made SAILOR the leading name in the world of maritime communications. Likewise, SpeedCast is a pioneer in the delivery of a seamless auto-beam-switching broadband communications service using multiple satellites operating in the Ku-band for maritime customers.
The partnership allows Thrane & Thrane and SpeedCast to respond to the increasing demand for affordable satellite communications coming from the maritime community. Thrane & Thrane and SpeedCast have agreed to enter into the partnership to provide comprehensive broadband packages comprised of the SAILOR 900 VSAT, and SpeedCast’s network connectivity and value-added services.
“SAILOR 900 VSAT is an important milestone in our strategy to support the maritime broadband market with high quality products and the SAILOR 900 VSAT perfectly complements our hugely successful, market-leading SAILOR FleetBroadband portfolio,” comments Casper Jensen, Vice-President Maritime Business Unit, Thrane & Thrane. “We are pleased to be partnering with SpeedCast, who is a pioneer in the delivery of a high performance broadband maritime network.”
Thrane & Thrane and SpeedCast will also co-operate and combine their efforts by leveraging each other’s distribution channels to increase the effectiveness of marketing, distribution, delivery and support for their offerings.
SAILOR 900 VSAT is designed and built to the exact same standards as Thrane & Thrane’s existing SAILOR products, which have become the de facto industry standard in the
professional maritime industry thanks to their reliability, suitability for the harsh maritime environment and the high-levels of global support offered by Thrane & Thrane.
“As broadband connectivity becomes a core part of maritime operations across every segment of the industry, we continue to expand the coverage and capabilities of our maritime VSAT network to serve our customers better,” said Nick Dukakis, Vice President for Maritime & Offshore Services, SpeedCast Ltd. “Thrane & Thrane’s extensive experience in maritime communications equipment and its worldwide support presence is highly complementary with SpeedCast’s network services capabilities, and allows us to deliver the best-in-class broadband communications service to maritime customers.”
To find out more about the SAILOR 900 VSAT and SpeedCast’s Global Maritime Broadband Network visit the SpeedCast booth at hall C, stand 1U2-01, at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore, from 21st- 24th June 2011.
About Thrane & Thrane
Thrane & Thrane is the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for global mobile radio and satellite communication. Since its incorporation in 1981, the company has established a strong position within global mobile communication solutions based on the Inmarsat system and today, Thrane & Thrane provides equipment for use on land, at sea and in the air. The company’s communication products are sold throughout the world under the brands Thrane & Thrane, EXPLORER
TM, SAILOR® and AVIATOR through distributors and partners. Thrane & Thrane is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen (symbol: THRAN). www.thrane.com.
About SpeedCast Limited
SpeedCast Ltd. is a leading satellite telecommunications service provider that offers high-quality managed networks services in over 35 countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa. With 10 international points of presence and 10-teleport-operations, it boasts a unique infrastructure to serve corporate and carriers’ requirements. Operating over 10 VSAT platforms SpeedCast has developed a strong operations expertise and an efficient support organization, which are at the root of SpeedCast’s success. Leveraging the latest satellite technologies, SpeedCast has taken leadership positions in Asia in the provision of reliable and efficient network services to key industries like Cellular networks, Maritime, Banking or Oil & Gas. SpeedCast Ltd is also a pioneer in the delivery of digital media content and turnkey video platforms to Service Providers and Media Broadcasters, including 3G TV and DVB-H based Mobile TV platforms. Operating on many different satellites in both C-band and Ku-band, and partnering with Tier 1 carriers for its fibre requirements, SpeedCast Ltd and its 150 partners worldwide provide first-class services and 24/7 technical support. Please visit www.speedcast.com.
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