Astrium Services to Demonstrate Latest Maritime Solutions for Middle East
[Satellite TODAY 11-26-12] Astrium Services will display its advances in maritime communications at the upcoming Seatrade Middle East 2012 in Dubai Nov. 27 to 29, the satellite-based mobility services provider announced Nov. 23.
The Vizada group, including its affiliates Marlink, Vizada Networks and TDcom, joined Astrium to create a fully managed satellite services provider with a global reach in diverse industry sectors. The group will serve as an Astrium Services Business Communications entity to host all commercial satcom activities of Astrium Services, serving three main maritime, enterprise and aero markets.
In the maritime market, Astrium Services will practice a clear distribution strategy, continuing to provide the same indirect services through the existing, well-established service provider channel, while Marlink remains an independent commercial organization focused on maritime-end customers. This strategy is designed to combine the complete range of satellite connectivity services in L-, C-, Ku- and Ka-band with a range of innovative solutions, enhanced for the specific customer requirements of the maritime transport, offshore, oil & gas and passenger/cruise vessel sectors.
“For our regional customers it is very much business as usual. The overall sentiment in the Middle East and Africa region is that of confidence with such a strong and global satellite services player at the helm,” Astrium Services Head of Maritime Services Tore Morten Olsen said in a statement. “With Astrium as an expert in space and satellite technologies, we are in a position to provide our partners and customers with superior communications solutions and the best choice of a multi-technology services portfolio.”
Atrium Services will also showcase its global maritime VSAT service, designed to make maritime VSAT easier to install and more accessible to a wider range of vessels. The Ku-band antenna is delivered pre-assembled for more simple installation and comes in a range of sizes at 60cm, 80cm and 1 meter.