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Globecomm Connects Briese Schiffahrts’ Fleet With VSAT

By | July 10, 2018
Research vessel Maria S. Merian. Photo: Briese Schiffahrts.

Research vessel Maria S. Merian. Photo: Briese Schiffahrts.

Globecomm has been boosted by a key deal with a major German shipping company. The company, a provider of maritime connectivity services, is supplying its global Ku-band Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service to German shipping company Briese Schiffahrts to support its fleet growth plans.

Briese Schiffahrts is currently renewing its fleet by constructing a series of eight Open Top Eco 5000 multi-purpose vessels. All of its vessels are outfitted with a combination of a Sailor 900 VSAT terminal, one or more Iridium OpenPort L-Band terminals, and the Globecomm Nimbus network management smartbox.

Globecomm and Briese Schiffahrts have worked together for 16 years, according to Globecomm Maritime President Malcolm McMaster, and “Globecomm VSAT can flex to meet demand for increased bandwidth, more complex applications, and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services as these begin to become available in maritime.”