A new online resource providing in-depth, impartial information and advice on maritime VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology has been officially launched at Nor-Shipping 2015.
maritimeVSAT.com is based on an initiative led by maritime communication services provider Marlink and supported by major industry organisations. Its purpose is to educate the wider maritime industry on all aspects of maritime VSAT by providing a detailed knowledge base and clear understanding of the technology available, thus helping ship-owners to make an informed choice when upgrading vessel and fleet communications.
From a neutral standpoint, maritimeVSAT.com provides essential information related to VSAT technology, services and installation. Key features include definitions of the terms commonly associated with VSAT, detailed information on how VSAT works, the types of satellite and coverage available, strengths and constraints and key considerations such as comparing services and cost of ownership. The site also contains a resources section with detailed articles about VSAT, coverage maps and videos.