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