Harris Receives Turnkey VSAT Order from Farstad Shipping
[Satellite TODAY 09-14-11] Harris CapRock Communications has been chosen by Farstad Shipping to deliver turnkey Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications to its fleet of 53 vessels, Harris announced Sept. 13.
Farstad Shipping is an international supplier of modern offshore supply vessels that operate in the North Sea, Brazil, Australia and Indian Pacific regions. Harris CapRock will deploy end-to-end VSAT communications via a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) network to enable corporate networking, Internet access, crew calling solutions and email service. The turnkey solution includes equipment and installation, service and 24/7 support from Harris CapRock’s help desk.
“We need a reliable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure onboard our vessels to support our values and meet our crew and clients’ needs. Harris CapRock’s SeaAccess service enables us to extend our corporate applications to the vessels and provide critical maintenance, operations and administrative services. As a result, the vessels operate more efficiently and in turn it reduces our operational costs,” Farstad Shipping Purchasing Manager Helge Warholm said in a statement.