Marlink Upgrades VSAT Installations on De Poli Tankers
[Satellite TODAY 01-07-12] Marlink has completed a series of new VSAT installations aboard De Poli Tankers vessels in a project carried out in close cooperation with Maritime Performances, Marlink announced Jan. 7.
The company said the project began with the installation of Marlink WaveCall Ku-band VSAT services aboard De Poli’s chemical tanker, Miro D. De Poli Tankers is based near Rotterdam, operating a fleet of six IMO 2 chemical tankers, two LPG tankers and one Ice-classed 1A chemical/ethylene tanker.
Marlink and Maritime Performances have worked together for more than three years, starting initially with Inmarsat FleetBroadband services.
“The Miro D VSAT installation, which took place in Riga, Latvia, was carried out under Marlink’s new 24-hour VSAT installation commitment,” Marlink said in a company statement. “With a 1 meter Ku-band antenna, iDirect modem, VoIP adapter, Ethernet switch, antenna and ACU, and XChange, the Miro D WaveCall installation is identical to the systems subsequently installed on five other De Poli Tankers vessels in the upgrade project. Marlink’s bundled solution was deployed to over 100 vessels globally in 2012.”
The De Poli solution was based on a combination of VSAT and MSS connectivity services and Marlink’s XChange integrated solutions platform, which aims to provide automatic connectivity switching either on board or from shore.