Global Seatrade to install se@FLEX from Globecomm Maritime

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Globecomm Systems, a provider of communications solutions and services, has announced that Global Seatrade, a unit of the Hartman Marine Group, has awarded it a contract for unified maritime communications.

Services will be provided by Mach6, a unit of Globecomm Maritime, using its global se@FLEX VSAT platform, which provides automatic roaming between Ku-band satellite beams on a global basis at a flat rate.

Global Seatrade provides transport for cargo, such as offshore wind turbines, that require specialised handling onboard the company’s heavy-lift vessels. Growing demand for its services led Global Seatrade to seek a unified communications platform to provide reliable broadband connectivity for its fleet.

Globecomm Maritime’s implementation for Global Seatrade includes Quality of Service (QOS) systems to prioritise mission-critical traffic, ensuring that vessel management, navigation and safety applications get priority over crew welfare communications. Broadband also supports VOIP, which provides significantly lower costs than legacy maritime voice solutions.

Globecomm Maritime provides hardware, either purchased or leased from Globecomm, as well as software, systems installation, satellite connectivity and lifecycle support services.