Inmarsat and Intellian Connect Eukor Fleet with Global Xpress – Satellite Today

Intellian GX60 GX100

Intellian GX60 and GX100 terminals. Photo: Intellian

[Via Satellite 10-22-2015] Inmarsat and Intellian have reached a deal with Eukor Car Carriers, one of the world’s largest shipping companies specializing in the transportation of cars and other rolling cargo, to use Global Xpress broadband.

Eukor has selected Intellian’s latest GX100 terminals to equip its 27 vessels with regional connectivity powered by GX in the Indian Ocean region. Once all three GX satellites are live and operational Eukor will be able to harness the Fleet Xpress service on a global basis.

Fleet Xpress is an integrated Ka-band/L-band service from Inmarsat that will deliver global broadband once the third GX satellite enters commercial service in the coming months. Prior to global service, the Eukor vessels will be able to access Ka-band services within the coverage area of the first Inmarsat 5 GX satellite. Outside of this area, switchover to L-band service, using Inmarsat’s existing Inmarsat 4 L-band network, will occur.

Intellian is the only terminal manufacturer to have shipboard tested and secured Inmarsat type approval for both 1 meter and 60 cm class GX terminals, both designed to optimize service quality for the Inmarsat GX network.

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