Radio Holland commissions first Fleet Broadband
In December 2007 Radio Holland installed and commissioned the first Fleet Broadband terminal on MOV Van Kinsbergen. Radio Holland Netherlands was contacted by Stratos to arrange the installation of a Thrane & Thrane SAILOR-500 Fleet Broadband terminal on board this vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The installation is part of a field test into the new maritime broadband service.
The Royal Netherlands Navy was selected by the Inmarsat distribution partner Stratos as one of the first customers in a worldwide test of the new maritime broadband service. As Radio Holland Netherlands is a Thrane & Thrane agent in The Netherlands and a Stratos business partner, Stratos contacted Radio Holland to perform the installation and commissioning of the SAILOR-500 with the world’s first activated simcard. Furthermore Radio Holland realized the integration with the AmosConnect e-mail system.
About the SAILOR-500
Developed in close co-operation with Inmarsat, the SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband system is the next generation of Inmarsat services for a multitude of safety and operational benefits. The SAILOR 500 provides speeds up to 432 kbps with ISDN capability, which is almost seven times faster than current generation Fleet77 systems. It utilizes an antenna smaller than the mid-range Fleet55, with a diameter of less than 60 cm, weighing just 16 kg. Simultaneously having access to voice and high-speed data services on a global basis, the SAILOR-500 will revolutionize data access at sea. ECDIS information, online weather data, route-planning and crew calling can all be undertaken at the same time, greatly increasing information efficiency onboard.
About Radio Holland
Radio Holland Netherlands is part of the Radio Holland Group, a leading system house specialising in innovative, efficient, and functional solutions in the field of satellite- and radio communication, automation, observation and navigation systems. Other activities include onboard IT networks and airtime solutions for satellite communication. Radio Holland Group has an excellent position in the service and after sales market owing to its worldwide service network. Since May 2006, Radio Holland Group is part of Imtech N.V., renowned international technical service provider in the field of information & communication technology and electrical & mechanical engineering. The head office of Radio Holland Group is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company has a network of 53 offices along all important global shipping routes. This network ensures global coverage and is the added value of Radio Holland Group. Service is provided quickly and efficiently where and when the customer demands it.