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Globecomm Unveils Advanced VSAT Service To Support Enterprise, Government And Maritime Markets

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Globecomm has announced full commercial availability of Globecomm VSAT, powered by iDirect, a new, high-capacity satellite service designed to deliver “industrial strength” connectivity to fixed and mobile assets on a global basis.

The service provides a broad range of narrowband and high-throughput applications over a robust, flexible and scalable network designed specifically to serve government and enterprise sectors.

The platform is built to offer a full range of shared services as well as fully private networks for land, maritime and aeronautical customers. Coverage includes the major ocean regions most relevant to merchant shipping as well as land masses on five continents.

Globecomm VSAT, powered by iDirect has been developed to support the growing requirements of enterprise users for asset management and information logistics, including M2M and Industrial IoT applications as well as solutions for data and video.

Globecomm SVP of Corporate Strategy Jon Kirchner said: "Globecomm VSAT enables us to provide the industry's most ubiquitous global broadband capability for maritime and land-based enterprise, government, critical infrastructure and telecom customers. Our focus is to supply our customers with the satellite coverage and capacity required to support their growing needs beyond basic connectivity."

The state-of-the-art global VSAT network is based on the iDirect Evolution IP-based platform technology. It communicates with a wide range of iDirect modems including the X7 which supports automatic beam switching, as well as access to new HTS services. Globecomm customers will have access to Ku, Ka, and C-Band services on the new Globecomm VSAT platform.

The service combines Globecomm's global teleport presence, extensive terrestrial fibre connectivity and iDirect's advanced coding and network management techniques. The result is in an end-to-end managed service supported by the company that built it.

In September 2015, Briese Schiffahrts, a major German ship operator, and one of Globecomm's most loyal maritime customers, became one of the first companies to install the latest generation of Globecomm's iDirect Evolution based VSAT service for their global maritime business. Briese was so impressed with the service that the company has decided to roll it out to additional ships.

Holger Börchers, IT manager for Briese, said, "Globecomm VSAT has proven to be an extremely reliable service and has enabled us to provide our crews with increased and more cost effective access to Internet and voice services. Globecomm's Nimbus managed service platform enables the crew to surf the Internet, and their Access GSM service allows the crew to make and receive voice calls using their own handsets."

Globecomm is a leading global data management and managed services provider, offering wireline, wireless and satellite solutions that address the intelligent and resilient infrastructure needs for industrial, commercial, media and government markets in over 80 countries. The company deploys technology expertise to help customers solve mission-critical problems for Industrial IoT, system design and integration, maritime and mobile communications, media services, data analytics and networking.

Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm maintains offices in the U.S., the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Indonesia. For more information, visit


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