Satellite Communication-at-Sea

New Inmarsat Fleet One terminal on the way

Cobham SATCOM signs up as hardware manufacturer for new recreational and fishing focused Inmarsat Fleet One service

SAILOR 100 FleetBroadbandLyngby, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM has signed a contract with Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to manufacture a new low cost terminal for the Fleet One satcoms service, due to be launched in Q2 2014. Available in April 2014, the SAILOR Fleet One terminal will be the first available for Inmarsat's new Fleet One service, which is the ideal communication solution for yachts, motorboats and small fishing vessels.


SAILOR Fleet One enables data connectivity up to 100kbps and a single voice line. Its capabilities offer significant communications functionality for recreational and fishing users. The Fleet One service, accessed utilising the low cost SAILOR Fleet One terminal, will be provided through the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation, the same award-winning network used by the world's leading ship operators.


SAILOR Fleet One is designed to the same high quality standard as the existing SAILOR FleetBroadband product line - a fact more than 35,000 end-users have experienced so far. The antenna is light and easy to install, even on small boats, and connecting to the below deck equipment is simple enough that keen owners can handle the installation and maintenance themselves.


"Fleet One gives owners of smaller boats the opportunity to get online when sailing out of mobile network range. SAILOR Fleet One is going to be an attractive option for boat owners who want to stay in contact with land, but who may previously not have had the space on board, or had considered satcoms as a luxury item only," comments Casper Jensen, Vice President, Maritime, Cobham SATCOM.


About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.


About Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.


Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.


Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South Africa and the USA.


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Anders Tue Olsen
L-Band product Manager, Maritime Business Unit
Tel: +45 3955 8903


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