Thales enters commercial maritime market with VesseLINK
The satellite communications provider Thales will enter the commercial maritime communications market. The newly available satellite communications solution, VesseLINK, will provide commercial maritime vessels with a truly global broadband connectivity solution for the entire maritime ecosystem. "Thales is pleased to be entering the commercial maritime market for the first time with a stand out satellite communications solution. VesseLINK will be the next generation in at-sea, reliable communications," said Adam Marks, VP, Strategy and Marketing, Thales USA VesseLINK will provide critical marine operations with a lifeline to shore whenever or wherever a vessel may be at sea by offering an affordable, enterprise-grade solution designed to meet the unique challenges of maritime environments. The lightweight solution also affords a simple, adaptable and robust design and easy to use interface for ship captains and crews. It can be installed as a stand-alone solution or used as a VSAT companion. The solution will deliver essential communications for enhanced safety features and critical operations ensuring that customers have the most reliable capabilities for their individual vessel or fleet-wide needs. It can be equipped on all marine platforms, including commercial shipping, workboats, fishing vessels, leisure and luxury boats, and cruise ships. It will also be available to military customers as a commercial off-the-shelf solution or be adapted to meet the needs of diverse military operations. VesseLINK on Iridium will be the first of the Thales marine product line and it will operate using Iridium CertusSM broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe, including poles and oceans. VesseLINK on Iridium will be the first of the Thales marine product line and it will operate using Iridium CertusSM broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe, including poles and oceans.