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60 vessel VSAT deal agreed by NSC-Group

NSC-Group headquarters in Hamburg. Photo: Dennis Siebert, Creative Commons 3.0 NSC-Group headquarters in Hamburg. Photo: Dennis Siebert, Creative Commons 3.0

Hamburg-headquartered ship operator NSC-Group is to move its fleet of approximately 60 vessels to VSAT, after agreeing a 10GB per ship monthly data deal with Marlink to implement its Sealink service.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}NSC-Group’s fleet consists of a mix of container ships, multi-purpose carriers, bulkers, container bulkers, car carriers and tankers, all of which will be equipped with new VSAT services at up to 3Mbps and Marlink’s XChange communications management system.

This will also provide access for the XChange Universal Remote Access (URA) service, creating a link to onboard devices for remote maintenance and troubleshooting.

Marlink will additionally supply applications such as its SkyFile Mail package as part of the deal, as well as providing voice calling services to the ships. Back-up communications will use the existing MSS hardware on board the ships.

The roll-out of the VSAT system across the fleet will take place throughout the winter. As ships are brought online NSC-Group intends to leverage its new capabilities to increase its focus on areas like electronic document handling and interconnected Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications, while also offering crews greater access to the internet and social media.

“The XChange system brings significant functionality to complement the improved internet connectivity that Sealink VSAT delivers for our fleet,” said Heiko Meyer, managing director at NSC-Group.

“It enables easy management of the VSAT link and crew accounts, whilst giving us much better access to IP enabled equipment on board through the URA solution, which will help us to achieve increased vessel uptime through remote maintenance of equipment on board.”{/mprestriction}

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