FleetBroadband

FleetBroadband is the first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.

Superior performance
FleetBroadband gives you faster, more cost-effective access to data services. Besides constant, real-time weather and ECDIS updates, you can use more complex applications with confidence. Its simultaneous voice and data capability means that operational systems can be running online and you can still access email, your intranet and make voice calls – all via a single terminal. So the Captain can get on with managing the ship, while the crew are calling or emailing home.

Global coverage
FleetBroadband ensures you are never out of touch, wherever you sail. The service is currently available in the Indian and Atlantic ocean regions. After the repositioning of our I-4 satellites, the service will be available globally except for the
extreme polar regions.

Unrivalled reliability
You can depend on Inmarsat, whatever the weather. We provide the toughest communications links in the business, with average network availability exceeding 99.99 per cent. FleetBroadband terminals are designed specifically for use within the marine environment and are rigorously tested to our exacting standards. The whole system is supported by our worldwide network of partners.

Easy installation and network integration
FleetBroadband can be rapidly deployed across your entire fleet and, as a standard IP service, seamlessly integrated with head office networks. Terminals operate globally and the user interface will be standard across all manufacturers’ products.

Complete security
Inmarsat has vast experience in providing secure communications to military and government customers, as well as multinational businesses. If required, our network can support additional security products, such as VPNs and ISDN cryptos.

Applications
FleetBroadband supports an extensive range of commercially available, off-the-shelf software, as well as specialised user applications. It is ideal for:

Email and webmail
Real-time electronic chart and weather updates
Remote company intranet and internet access
Secure communications
Large file transfer
Crew communications
Vessel/engine telemetry
SMS and instant messaging
Videoconferencing
Store and forward video

Terminals
Two types of terminal (FB250 and FB500) with different performance capabilities are available from multiple manufacturers. Both use stabilised, directional antennas, varying in size and weight, but are smaller or comparable with existing Fleet terminals. The whole system is designed specifically for the marine environment and is rigorously tested to Inmarsat’s exacting standards.