Austin-based Uplogix has reported that it has partnered with MTN Communications to deliver its first virtual Local Management solution at sea.
MTN is deploying the Uplogix software as a virtual machine (VM) on its existing servers. The virtualised solution will provide remote management of networking and satcoms equipment on board, with out-of-band connectivity achieved through existing mobile satellite services.
“Deploying Uplogix software supports one of many initiatives we have underway to transform at-sea communications for customers,” said Livio Arleo, VP of Product Development at MTN.
Uplogix says this is the first time it has deployed its software without its own purpose-built equipment, and that the virtualised nature of the solution means MTN will benefit from integrated monitoring, access and control without the need for any additional hardware.
“We are breaking new ground when it comes to options for Local Management,” said Lisa Frankovitch, Uplogix CEO.
“Up until now, our installations in the maritime satellite world have been dependent on dedicated hardware. The option of deploying on a customer’s existing servers opens up new opportunities for networks at sea offering a user experience like that on land.”