On the Europort Show Floor — Thuraya to Showcase On-Sea and Vessel Comms
Thuraya Telecommunications Company and the company’s service partner, Xtra-Link, are exhibiting at Europort, the international exhibition for maritime technology.
At the event, the satellite operator is showcasing their latest maritime terminal, Thuraya Atlas IP+, as well as a range of its SATCOM equipment ideal for on-sea and vessel connectivity. Held from November 7th to 10th in the port city of Rotterdam, this year’s edition is anticipating up to 30,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibitors from more than 40 countries.
Thuraya Atlas IP+ is a maritime-specific broadband terminal specifically designed to deliver added value to end-users seeking enhanced connectivity and operational efficiency onboard ships. It supports simultaneous voice and broadband IP data connectivity at speeds of up to 444Kbps and features improved power efficiency, a smaller form factor, and greater versatility than rival products. The voice calls are via the Thuraya Talk VoIP service allowing for cost effective communication. Other functionality includes port forwarding, which automatically transfers data from shipboard equipment and devices in support of M2M reporting routines; an English/Chinese web interface; a built-in firewall; and the ability to use the terminal for vessel tracking increasing the effectiveness of fleet management.
As an established provider of maritime communications services, Thuraya is committed to delivering superior, competitively priced voice and data solutions that run over a robust and steady satellite network. At Europort, the company is stationed at booth 6404 where representatives will meet with maritime officials from around the world and display best-in-class satellite communications offerings. Apart from the new Thuraya Atlas IP+ terminal, the company’s product exhibit also includes maritime terminals like the Thuraya Atlas IP, Thuraya Orion IP, and the Thuraya SeaStar.
Keith Murray, Thuraya’s Senior Product Manager for Maritime, said that Europort is an ideal platform to meet with senior maritime decision makers. As a leading international forum for maritime markets and technology, it is also the best setting for us to showcase Thuraya Atlas IP+, the company’s new maritime broadband terminal — among customers and experts who understand the product’s relevance and have a specific need for it. Thuraya monitors the maritime market closely and listens to our customer’s needs. This gives us a keen perception of the market expectations, from developing products and services that integrate seamlessly with different vessel types to assist in delivering communication systems for crew welfare and cargo management that are best placed to reduce operating cost, improve efficiency and maintain crew morale.
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