Fleet Xpress, a service from Inmarsat, has has been installed in more than 10,000 ships within twelve months after launch.
The milestone has been reached as a result of contracts with individual ship owners, commitments from strategic Partners, and transitioning agreements with e[ds_preview]xisting customers Inmarsat informed.
The 10,000-vessel commitment landmark comes after a series of agreements to integrate Fleet Xpress into the portfolios of existing Partners, including Navarino, Speedcast, Marlink and Tototheo Group. Inmarsat is also transitioning more than 2,600 XpressLink installations to Fleet Xpress and will convert clients previously scheduled for connection to XpressLink by the end of 2018 to Fleet Xpress the company stated.
»The demand for Fleet Xpress has been unprecedented since its launch at the end of March 2016, demonstrating that the market has been truly ready for the connected ship and the network supporting maritime business applications«, said Ronald Spithout, President Inmarsat Maritime.
Inmarsat develops cyber security solution
As a further offering within the Fleet Xpress service, Inmarsat is in the advanced stages of developing its own cyber security solution, which it plans to roll out this year. Jointly developed with Singtel and its cyber security arm Trustwave, the managed Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution will help customers to become more cyber resilient while adopting the Internet of Things and the benefits of Big Data aboard their fleet.
Fleet Xpress delivers a, fully integrated dual capability of high speed, high capacity services (Global Xpress) together with high reliability safety-level services (FleetBroadband) in a single commercial package which is available anywhere in the world.