Inmarsat Maritime has agreed a deal with Intellian that will see the companies collaborate on the development of a new GMDSS safety terminal, designed for operation over Inmarsat’s ELERA L-band network.
The new safety terminals will become the standard Inmarsat Maritime product for the next generation Fleet Safety service, fulfilling IMO requirements and performance standards as part of a range of SOLAS-approved ship borne equipment including Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) system and Ship Security Alert System (SSAS).
In addition to offering access to Fleet Safety services and a Maritime Safety Information interface, the terminal features a Distress Chat function that automatically alerts the nearest Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in case of an emergency on board, to support speedy coordinated response efforts. It also notifies nearby vessels, creating a network of support during critical situations.
“Intellian has been a trusted partner of Inmarsat in advancing maritime communications, and we are excited to collaborate with them on the new Inmarsat Fleet Safety GMDSS terminal,” said Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President Safety and Regulatory at Inmarsat Maritime.
“This development represents a significant milestone in enhancing the safety of seafarers and passengers worldwide, and it underscores Inmarsat’s commitment to providing innovative and reliable solutions for the maritime industry and protecting lives at sea.”