Marlink is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of new C-band services on the iDirect platform, which will enhance network efficiency and open up new options for customers using SealinkTM global C-band coverage for business critical applications. The services will be among the first in the industry to utilise DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) technology on regional, multi-regional and global maritime C-band.
The implementation of a new state-of-the-art platform for Sealink global C-band coverage has been made possible following the recent upgrade of Marlink’s global VSAT network with the integration of iDirect’s Evolution® X5 Satellite Router and latest operating software release. The improved efficiency of C-band services through the use of DVB-S2 with ACM and Automatic Beam Switching on iDirect is supported with Sealink’s proven reliability, user friendly operation and high flexibility, which enables customised scalable options.
With ‘always-on true broadband access’ offered by Sealink, Marlink C-band services are designed for vessels requiring constant, high-speed IP access for converged voice, data and Internet applications, all delivered through a single platform. Current generation customised Sealink services already offer high levels of network efficiency based on the SCPC platform and Marlink’s decision to offer C-band on the new iDirect platform offers greater choice for customers whilst securing performance for the future.