Shipping company controls satellite data usage

The Challenge

IT@Sea wanted to find a supplier of gateway security devices to enable a global shipping company to manage data traffic from remote sites including supply ships operating around the world. These locations were already equipped with high latency, low bandwidth satellite connections and Cisco 2600 series routers, but the customer wanted to enhance the system to improve traffic control and reporting. In addition, it was important that a new gateway security device could perform in high availability clusters to maintain uninterrupted services in the event of hardware or software failures.

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mini-VSAT Cashback Promotion

Inmarsat FleetBroadband Customers

USD2500 cashback when you switch to a KVH mini-VSAT antenna system

Upgrade to the convenience, speed, and savings of the No.1 maritime VSAT today!*

Tries of big annual rate increases and expensive data services?

Now, for a limited time, KVH is making it even easier to switch to a mini-VSAT Broadband service and enjoy an end-to-end SATCOM solution that will change how you think about being connected at sea!  With KVH, get the security of broadband Internet and crystal-clear voice service wherever your vessel goes, but at rates that make it affordable to actually use!

mini-VSAT antenna rangeIt’s easy to qualify for your cashback:

1.    Purchase a mini-VSAT from us and subscribe to any eligible rate plan with a 36-month term between 1st May 2015 and 31st December 2015.
2.    Fill out the upgrade claim form.
3.    Send the form along with a copy of your current Inmarsat Fleet Broadband bill to KVH.

Contact ITatSea today for further details.
Tel: +44 161 660 5445

*Comsys maritime VSAT report, March 2015




Windows XP: End of Support – End of an Era?

The Digital Ship magazine recently spoke to our technical director about Windows XP becoming end of life and how it might effect shipboard IT systems. Below is the full article which was published in Octobers edition.

Microsoft support for Windows XP is coming to an end, with the operating system having played its part in more than a decade of corporate IT infrastructure development. In the maritime industry XP has been an extremely popular platform, particularly on board ship – so what should users do know, asks Gary McDonald, IT@Sea

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New mini-VSAT solution available from KVH

New Ku-band VSAT with Built-in CommBox Network Manager is the Ultimate SATCOM & Onboard Networking Terminal

The 3-axis, gyro-stabilized TracPhone V7-IP is an enterprise-grade, feature-packed Ku-band maritime VSAT terminal that brings always-on broadband connectivity, crystal clear voice, and simplified network management to today’s digital vessel, all via the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT service – mini-VSAT Broadband.

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A Modern Day Maritime Curse?

Read our article on the challenges of anti-virus software as published in “The Digital Ship” magazine.

Most IT Technicians who attend ships would agree that the unexpected presence of viruses on shipboard computers is a frustrating and often time-consuming problem. The original work schedule can be radically affected by the sudden requirement to remove viruses from infected computers and repair the damage that has been caused by them.

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