Palantir AS have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will improve access to sophisticated IT services in the maritime industry. Palantir’s IT products complement Marlink parent company Airbus Defence and Space’s extensive AuroraGlobal multi-band (Ka-, Ku-, C and L-band) connectivity portfolio and value added solutions, which enable shipping companies to optimise communications and operations.
Through the agreement, Palantir, a leading supplier of managed maritime IT products and services will support Marlink in taking increased responsibility for its customers’ IT systems on board. Marlink will provide customers with access to Palantir’s portfolio of services.
Palantir’s KeepUp@Sea managed IT service monitors all hardware and software on board a vessel and across a fleet, allowing IT staff on shore to detect and address issues remotely. Combined with AuroraGlobal, Palantir’s IT solutions enable shipowners and operators to significantly improve fleet efficiency whilst reducing maintenance costs through standardisation and remote management. KeepUp@Sea gives fleet-wide control of IT network changes and upgrades from shore, ensuring more stability of PCs and equipment on board vessels.