Four Geoquip integrated geotechnical survey vessels have introduced Fleet Xpress Charterer Network services for sole use by charterers, and connectivity for personnel on the vessels via Fleet Hotspot Wi-Fi services.
Under the arrangement, Fleet Xpress allows multiple networks to be connected to the vessels via a single antenna, with activation said to require no new hardware or shipboard installation work.
The vessels currently operate offshore the US East Coast, Taiwan, and in Europe.
“Effectively, the client has its own private, fully secure charterer network to handle geo-data, and Fleet Hotspot Wi-Fi connectivity for personnel using either pre-paid or pay-as-you-go data use models,” said Eric Griffin, vice president Offshore and Fishing, Inmarsat Maritime.
“The client controls who sees the data, the Committed and Maximum Information Rates, and the analytics management.”