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North Sea lifeboat relies on high speed marine satellite system

RNLI, the UK’s lifeboat charity and Inmarsat have one thing in common, saving mariners lives who find themselves in dangerous situations. When it comes to the evaluation of the latest in high speed marine satellite systems, the FleetBroadband Skipper 150, there is no organization better qualified to test safety than the RNLI. Lack of communications

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Offshore support vessels upgrade to Fleetbroadband 500

Oil and gas support vessels to benefit from comms upgrade Bourbon Offshore, a division of the Bourbon Group headquartered in France, operates in 30 countries with 388 offshore vessels at sea and a further 111 on order. Recently Bourbon ordered the Thrane & Thrane FleetBroadband 500 for installation on 25 of its offshore oil and

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Fleetbroad 500 to provide satellite link to Replica Endeavour

Replica Endeavour retraces Cook’s famous voyage The Tall Ship, HM Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s famous vessel will begin a 13 month voyage next April, retracing its 18th century voyage around Australia. Often referred to as a “floating museum”, The Endeavour will stop at 18 ports 15 locations throughout Australia. While the circumnavigation

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Inmarsat named Volvo Ocean Race Partner once again

Inmarsat has once again been selected to provide Satellite Communications for one of the toughest tests of sailing endurance – the Volvo Ocean Race. Those taking part in the 2011-12 Ocean Race can rely on voice and high speed data connectivity from the marine satellite services terminal – Fleetbroadband. The race is also endorsing the

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Lightsquared and Inmarsat moving forward with co-operation agreements

The Satellite Network operator/manager Lightsquared has notified Inmarsat that it now wishes to move forward with the next stage of the agreement between the two organizations. Both Lightsquared and Inmarsat signed an agreement in December of 2007 whereby Inmarsat will support a spectrum plan that increases the total capacity available through the Lightsquared ATC network.

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Iridium Solar Storm

We’ve recently had several inquiries from our customers regarding the recent major “solar storm” and whether we should expect any impact on the Iridium constellation. Solar storms generate increased radiation which can cause issue with satellites and even some terrestrial electrical systems. First of all, solar storms are not all that unusual as we’ve experienced

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CNN uses BGAN for Remote Video Streaming

Satellite Video Streaming via BGAN BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) by Inmarsat played a big role in the top innovation award won by CNN for the coverage of the conflict in Lebanon in 2006 CNN walked away with both the Innovation Award for Content and Creation and Judges Award held in Amsterdam by the International

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Fleetbroadband 150 - high speed marine satellite system

Having the the high speed marine satellite system, Fleetbroadband 150 on board, means the captain and crew can stay in contact with family and friends, maybe even engage in a little business while at sea using the same innovative technolgy that is being utilized on superyachts. The FB 150 is geared towards the leisure vessels

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Volvo Race and Fleetbroadband High Speed Marine Satellite System

Prepare to experience the most exciting world sporting race on the water, the Volvo Ocean Race. This thrilling competition will be streaming to every TV and computer screen by way of advanced World Telecomunications Solutions from Inmarsat. Inmarsat is playing a key role in providing satellite communications for this 2011 sailing event with an audience

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International Satellite Services, Inc

International Satellite Services, Inc. (ISS) is based in Southwest Florida. Since our inception in 1995 ISS has been providing alternative, private and independent world telecommunications solutions for business and residential use throughout the globe. We represent all of the major L Band Satellite Constellations including Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya, and Lightsquared (MSAT). As competition continues to