FEBRUARY 25, 2013 — Miramar, FL, based MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) say it has entered into an exclusive partnership with BATS, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, to market the Broadband Antenna Tracking and Stabilization (BATS) system to the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets. This end solution is a hybrid network service, leveraging both satellite and terrestrial broadband, that BATS has already proven in the public safety, energy, military and ferry markets.
The BATS system delivers high capacity throughput, enhanced optimization, and a stronger, more stable connection at many miles range with dynamic system mobility. The system delivers a reliable, automated connection and optimization capability to communications antennas; ideal for vessels around the world that are entering and leaving ports with obstructed terrain and buildings.
"As we deliver on the promise of our next-generation MTN Nexus network, it is imperative that we provide the industry's best terrestrial connectivity in and near-ports," said Bob Wise , chief innovation officer, MTN. "The BATS solution is one that proved to not only meet, but exceed, our customer requirements, as well as address the unique make-up of each port around the world. This capability, the first of its kind for the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets, is just one component of the next-generation network and products MTN will deliver in 2013."
"We are pleased to be working with MTN on introducing the BATS system to cruise and ferry vessels, as well as large yachts, around the world," said Bob Peterson , CEO, BATS. "We are confident BATS and MTN will be able to deliver an important component that meets the unique network needs of each MTN customer. This partnership delivers our innovative solution through the leader in maritime communications."