Boeing Connexion Moves to the High Seas
As use of communications at sea expands rapidly, evidence that this trend has entered warp speed was signaled recently as corporate Goliath Boeing announced its plans to roll out is high speed satellite capability to the marine business. Connnexion by Boeing, a business unit of The Boeing Company, announced an expansion of its service offering to include high speed satellite broadband capability for the maritime industry. "We're actively engaged in discussions with several of the leading maritime .
operators, as well as potential distributors.
and have received a tremendously positive response to our service and the speeds at which we can move data." said Connexion by Boeing President Scott Carson.
"Operators of vessels around the world have the immediate need to stay connected.
allowing a more informed and efficient operation, no matter where they are in the world — close to shore or in the shipping lanes across the Pacific and other oceanic regions." The Connexion by Boeing maritime solution is expected to be approximately 10 times faster than the most commonly deployed narrowband maritime communications systems available today, and significantly less expensive to use. Applying the broadband capability of Connexion by Boeing to the maritime communications industry is a natural complement to its commercial airline service.
The maritime solution leverages the existing satellite and ground-based network Connexion by Boeing has established and will bring the same capabilities for robust, high-speed connectivity to the maritime industry. Existing networks will provide coverage in the North Atlantic and a solution for Pacific Ocean coverage will be announced in the very near future.
Vessel operators and their passengers can use Connexion by Boeing to access the Internet and firewall-protected corporate intranets, send outgoing emails or open large attachments from incoming emails; get the news, weather or destination information; or view satellite television programming. The service will also enhance ship-to-shore communications for ship captains and crew - providing new opportunities for long-distance learning, improve crew morale, remote monitoring of ships' systems and cargo, improved maintenance, and to make better routing decisions. All of these capabilities are expected to significantly improve the efficiency and safety of operations at sea.
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