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Inmarsat unveils FleetBroadband Multi-voice.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-May 17, 2012-Inmarsat unveils FleetBroadband Multi-voice(C)1994-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) announced on Thursday the launch of FleetBroadband Multi-voice, a new capability that will allow up to 9 simultaneous telephone calls to be made through a single FleetBroadband terminal.

The company said that the enhancement to FleetBroadband (FB) will enable vessel owners and managers to separate crew communications from operational use. It will also provide crew with more privacy, making it easier to make personal low-cost calls away from the bridge.

The new capability is targeted at any vessel with the need to manage separate voice calls, particularly the merchant maritime market, but also other vessels that have similar crew or passenger communications requirements, including superyachts or deep-sea fishing vessels.

There are two levels of FleetBroadband Multi-voice available: Standard, which supports up to four simultaneous calls from a FleetBroadband 150, 250 or 500; and Enhanced, which supports up to nine simultaneous calls on an FB250 or FB500.

Users have two ways to access the multiple voice calling capability. Users of Thrane & Thrane SAILOR FleetBroadband terminals can create an integrated solution with a firmware upgrade and additional handsets. For other FB terminals, Vocality has developed new PBX hardware that can be used alongside the terminal to access the additional telephone lines.

FleetBroadband Multi-voice can be accessed on existing FleetBroadband equipment, with the same per-minute tariff for pre-paid and post-paid calls. No other pricing details were disclosed.

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