Secondary Solutions

Legacy Services

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Inmarsat Existing and Evolved services have been providing reliable, critical communications and safety services to the maritime industry for decades.
Many vessels still operate using these systems and Navarino is proud to offer support for each of them wherever our customers require it.

Overview

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Inmarsat Fleet range of services provides enhanced flexibility to meet the varied communications’ requirements of the maritime industry for voice, fax and data services.

As an option for data communication, charges can be based on the packets of data transmitted (MPDS) rather than the duration of message transfers.

Fleet 77 complies with the specifications of the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) for GMDSS and offers global coverage for all services, while Fleet 55 and Fleet 33 operate within the Inmarsat spot beams for all services except low-speed voice which is global. The two latest members of the Fleet family, Fleet 55 and Fleet 33 have the benefits of reduced-size antennas and lower cost.
Fleet services comparison table

Inmarsat B, launched in 1994,  offers:

• Voice at 16.0 kbps
• Fax at 14.4 kbps
• Data at 9.6 kbps up to 64.0 kbps
• GMDSS
• Applications such as videoconferencing and internet access

We would remind customers that Inmarsat B End of Life (EOL) is the 30th December 2016. EOL is the time when the terminals associated with the retired services are deactivated on the Inmarsat network and the services are no longer available. We recommend that customers replace Inmarsat B terminals with FleetBroadband, which is more cost effective, offers higher speeds, superior quality and is accessed through smaller and lighter terminals.

Inmarsat C is a two-way store and forward digital data system. It supports all maritime safety information for Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS). Stratos Inmarsat C services allow users anywhere in the world to send and receive telex, fax and text e-mail messages.

Global Inmarsat C Services

• Store-and-forward data messaging
• StratosMail and Internet e-mail
• Vessel position reporting

Mini M offers reliable voice, fax and data communications from virtually anywhere in the world (spot beam coverage). SIM cards establish unique accounts for mini-M service subscribers and are recommended for the safe, secure and efficient operation of the mini-M terminals.

Mini M met great success in the maritime industry as it used to be the most cost-effective voice solution in the Inmarsat services family and offered reliable crew calling capabilities for many years.

Main characteristics:
• Secure voice, fax and data services (spot beam coverage)
• Low speed voice, fax and data capabilities
• Portability
• Affordability
• Reliable crew calling and messaging capabilities
• Individual crewmember accounts with SIM cards

We would remind customers that Mini M End of Life (EOL) is the 30th December 2016. EOL is the time when the terminals associated with the retired services are deactivated on the Inmarsat network and the services are no longer available. We recommend that customers replace Mini M terminals with Fleet One, which is more cost effective, offers higher speeds, superior quality and is accessed through smaller and lighter terminals.

IsatPhone Pro

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Inmarsat’s new global handheld satellite phone, the IsatPhone Pro, takes advantage of the world’s most advanced satellite communications network to provide exceptional quality and reliability.
This sat phone is designed for professionals in a wide range of sectors including government and military, energy, construction, media and first response. The handheld has been designed with the end user in mind and is the first satellite phone to be designed specifically for Inmarsat’s I-4 satellite network.

Key Features

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  • Bluetooth capability

  • Voicemail

  • Dial-up data

  • Text and email messaging

  • Location data

Iridium

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Iridium provides you with voice, low speed data, and paging services from anywhere to any destination in the world through its improved constellation of 66 low earth orbit satellites. It becomes a very efficient and cost-effective solution to those users who work or travel in remote areas.

Features

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Main characteristics

  • Fast connections and transmission from satellite to satellite until the call or message reaches its destination
  • Convenient and practical hand-held phone that easily travels with you
    One phone number worldwide
  • SIM Cards for enhanced control and split billing
  • Consolidated billing for all phone charges
  • Crew Calling capability
  • Using a small low cost fax adapter, Iridium users can enjoy fax communication
  • Prepaid Iridium GoChat crew calling cards allow crew members to keep in touch at their convenience, with affordable, 24×7 calling from anywhere on the planet
  • Available in two denominations: 45-minute and 90-minute

Iridium Extreme is an all-in-one satellite phone, with the ability to locate users anywhere on the globe. It is more than a satellite phone – it will provide customers one solution in hand for voice, data, GPS, SOS, online tracking and SMS.

Designed to support high use customers of satellite phone communications, the Iridium Extreme is made especially for those who are out in the elements and need reliable and durable communications.