Speedcast International has unveiled a dual antenna solution for Fleet Xpress customers.
The company has also announced two promotions to celebrate the launch of Fleet Xpress dual Ka-Band antenna systems on board commercial vessels and in particular for expedition cruise ships.
With dual Ka-Band antennas installed on board, Fleet Xpress users experience greater uptime on Ka-Band and have a higher certainty of maximising throughput at sea.
In single Ka-Band antenna installations, the vessel automatically switches between Ka-Band and the L-Band back-up service of FleetBroadband, so in times of blockage customers will use the L-Band system.
Because of the reduced risk of structural blockage with this new dual antenna configuration, customers spends less time on FleetBroadband and enjoy a better experience over the high-throughput Ka-Band service, Speedcast said.
With the Speedcast dual antenna promotions, customers can get a free Cobham 60 cm antenna when they rent or lease a primary 60 cm antenna on Fleet Xpress. Alternatively, customers can choose to receive a 50% discount on a Cobham 1 m antenna when they rent or lease a primary 1 m antenna on Fleet Xpress.
“This innovative dual antenna system will have a dramatic impact on the Fleet Xpress user experience”, said Athina Vezyri, executive vice president, maritime, Speedcast. “Speedcast continues to see strong demand for Fleet Xpress services with over 600 vessels in backlog and we look forward to working with our customers to increase their service levels with this first-to-market solution. We are already seeing strong early take up on the dual antenna promotion.”
The dual antenna promotion is valid through 31st March, 2019, or until supplies last.