Globecomm communications and media systems go live onboard Global Seatrade newbuild MV Baltic

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Globecomm, a provider of maritime connectivity services, has installed a complete communications solution on MV Baltic (pictured), the latest newbuild to join the Global Seatrade fleet.

To meet demanding connectivity needs, Globecomm delivered its global Ku-band VSAT solution with VoIP services, an Iridium Pilot L-Band system and KNS S8 to enable flat fee internet access and live TV services onboard the new heavy cargo roll-on/roll-off vessel.

“We congratulate Global Seatrade on the recent launch of the MV Baltic, and are delighted the project offered an opportunity to continue our close partnership,” said Malcolm McMaster, president of Globecomm’s Maritime division.

“Globecomm VSAT provides a highly reliable level of service quality and competitive pricing without compromising on quality and safety, making it attractive for operators of large and small fleets. Delivered with L-band back-up, VoIP and media services, Globecomm VSAT was able to fully meet Global Seatrade’s needs.”

MV Baltic is a specialist heavy cargo/ro-ro carrier of 3,500dwt designed by Hartman Marine to carry heavy and project cargoes including windfarm and other offshore components, locomotives and yachts. Owner Global Seatrade is a heavy lift shipping provider whose management team includes former vessel masters with vast experience in both cargo and port operations. Globecomm has provided data connectivity for the company’s previous vessel newbuilds over the past decade.

Globecomm VSAT is a state-of-the-art global network based on the iDirect Evolution IP-based platform technology. Providing a broad range of narrowband and high-throughput applications over a robust and scalable network, it supports automatic beam switching, as well as access to new HTS services, providing Ku, Ka, and C-Band services on a single platform.