Inmarsat 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 utilises both VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals.
XpressLink provides 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 its high-quality FleetBroadband terminals to XpressLink users,” says 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 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.