Cobham SATCOM and Furuno have signed a major strategic partnership agreement at the SMM 2014 exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. Under the new agreement, Cobham SATCOM will provide its SAILOR 900 VSAT Ku-/Ka-band system and forthcoming SAILOR Global Xpress antennas for integration in Furuno’s established maritime VSAT portfolio.
“Cobham SATCOM will support Furuno to meet growing demand in the market for reliable VSAT systems,” comments Mr. Muneyuki Koike, Managing Director, Furuno Electric Company. “SAILOR 900 VSAT is a modern, field proven antenna system that will provide reliable service for our customers in addition to being a straightforward installation proposition, which is vital for both the newbuild and upgrade markets. Based on our experience of SAILOR 900 VSAT, we are confident that new SAILOR GX antennas will provide the same high reliability and easy installation. Our partnership is not limited to OEM supply and we fully expect to realise the synergies between Furuno and Cobham SATCOM to the benefit of our customers.”