Created in response to the growing demand for regional VSAT coverage requiring a smaller antenna, Sealink 60 is designed to provide flexible regional connectivity for vessels seeking to upgrade to L-band services.
Sealink 60 offers users a choice of two lightweight and easy to install 60cm industry standard. antennas and is available with different service plans, with or without guaranteed bandwidth. The antenna can be provided to ships in several regional coverage areas, as well as when transiting between areas.
The service is offered with unlimited usage, data speeds of up to 5 Mbps and a choice of Maximum information rate (MIR)-only or combined MIR/committed information rate (RIC) plans. Designed with maximum flexibility in mind, the service can be upgraded from regional to global coverage, with short-term bandwidth upgrades and up to six months of downtime per year as well available.
As part of Marlink’s’cleverapproach to network solutions, maritime customers benefit from the Sealink 60 being hybrid-ready, combining VSAT service with low-latency, high-bandwidth terrestrial technologies (including 4G) to create a resilient hybrid network solution.
Network management for crew and corporate connectivity is handled by Marlink’s digital XChange onboard server, with prepaid “crew call” options for voice, email and web browsing on their own devices. This variety of options allows shipping companies to choose the right package to meet the communication needs of businesses and crews aboard their ships.
“The introduction of Sealink 60 marks a further evolution of Marlink’s VSAT services, as it will exclusively cater to vessels requiring reduced antenna size and maximum flexibility in terms of coverage and throughput.,” said Torn Morten Olsen, President, Maritimes, Marlink. “We understand that these smaller vessels may regularly change areas of operation or spend planned time laying up and have designed our plans to deliver maximum value to our customers in these markets..”