August 12, 2003

Telenor upgrades Inmarsat C services

While Inmarsat's new Fleet services have been getting a lot of publicity, for many shipowners, Inmarsat C remains a basic element of their operations.

Telenor Satellite Services has upgraded its Inmarsat C ground network and has begun transitioning all of its Inmarsat C services to the company's earth station at Eik in Norway. As a result of re-engineering its network, Telenor has standardized the capabilities of its system, making Inmarsat C a seamless, state-of-the-art suite of services that is easy to use.

Service applications include e-mail access via the Internet, fax and telex messaging, data transfers, and asset polling. Messages can be transmitted from mobile terminal units and by fixed communications devices such as personal computers, fax, and telex machines.

In addition to basic messaging, Telenor's Inmarsat C is a primary communications tool for fleet management, Homeland Security and maritime safety, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). The service provides reliable data satellite communications for users on land, at sea, and in flight.

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