Marlink Ups Bandwidth to Support Maritime Wind Farm Engineering – Satellite Today

Stril Server support vessel

Stril Server support vessel. Photo: Marlink

[Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Marlink has concluded a project aimed at increasing Internet speeds aboard the Simon Mokster-owned Stril Server Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV).

Client engineers on a project at the Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm on the U.K.’s east coast required the extra bandwidth. Marlink increased the available bandwidth on board to 8Mbps downlink and 4Mbps uplink, allowing the client to operate its own dedicated network aboard Stril Server and facilitating updating and management of documentation using tablet computers.

In order to enable the increased data throughput for the duration of the project, Marlink upgraded the existing iDirect X5 modem to a new generation iDirect X7 modem. Simon Mokster is one of the first ship owners to use the X7 modem on Ku-band coverage.

Simon Mokster runs a fleet of 23 advanced offshore support vessels connected to shore and each other using Marlink Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services.

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