Secure, Reliable, Worldwide Operations
Designed for mobility, Inmarsat Fleet Broadband enables seamless, reliable, secure voice, and broadband data coverage throughout the oceans to suit any vessel.
Maritime crews must be ready to deploy to any blue or brown waters anywhere on the globe at a moment’s notice. To conduct their missions, they depend upon satellite availability and consistent satellite performance that is unaffected by weather or geographic changes. This speaks to Inmarsat’s very beginnings in 1979, as the company introduced improved at-sea communications and safety services from Day One.
Specifically, crews benefit from the following key, distinct qualities of Inmarsat Fleet Broadband:
Through Fleet Broadband, users take advantage of completely reliable ‘push button’ satellite service for any and all voice, data, and video communications. Inmarsat provides the most robust communication links, with average network availability exceeding 99.9%.
Fleet Broadband terminals are designed specifically for use within the marine environment and are rigorously tested to our exacting standards.
Inmarsat has established a long time trusted relationship with the U.S. public sector, with more than 35 years of experience in delivering mission critical mobile satellite communication services to users worldwide. From its very beginning, Inmarsat has sought to improve communications and safety at sea. That’s why the company is strongly positioned to support today’s vessels.
Fleet Broadband enables situational awareness and command and control to the lowest tactical echelons. It allows for high-speed IP connectivity while still supporting core voice and integrated services for digital network (ISDNs) data capability. Based upon 3G standards, FleetBroadband provides constant, simultaneous cost-effective access to voice and high-speed data, on a global basis. In addition to constant, real-time weather and electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) updates, it supports complex applications with confidence. Its simultaneous voice and data capability means that operational systems can run online and users can still access email, Intranet, and make voice calls – all via a single terminal.
Wide Range of Easy-to-Use Terminals
Fleet Broadband is accessible through a wide range of terminals. A few of the high-end and most popular terminals are the Cobham SAILOR Fleet Broadband 150, Cobham SAILOR Fleet Broadband 250, and Cobham SAILOR Fleet Broadband 500. All are rigorously tested to Inmarsat’s exacting standards so they are fully compatible with the Inmarsat-4 network. Regardless of the type or size of vessel, Fleet Broadband offers a compact solution that can easily be accommodated, bringing to you optimal connectivity – no matter what your position or what sea conditions surround you.
Designed for mobility, Fleet Broadband has you covered, wherever your mission takes you, with a network that is owned and managed 24/7/365 solely by Inmarsat, the U.S. government’s number one trusted provider of mobile satellite services. With FleetBroadband you are never out of touch. The service is accessible globally, except for the extreme polar regions of the planet.
Fleet Broadband is designed specifically to deliver to government users the highest levels of network availability. Fleet Broadband services are made possible via the Inmarsat-4 worldwide, end-to-end L-band network, with an operational lifespan expected into the 2020s, providing these users with a stable platform that supports their mission-critical needs now and in the future. The Inmarsat-4 network is based entirely upon highly resilient L-band links, which are unaffected by the rain-fade. This technology allows constant, robust communications with overall network availability exceeding 99.9 percent.
Highest Security Standards
The Inmarsat network infrastructure is built to the highest security standards, and Fleet Broadband supports high-assurance applications, including NSA Type-1 and NATO secret encryption systems. Our skilled channel partners can provide remote mobile access to classified networks, subject to verification testing. Inmarsat employs a dedicated cyber security team and supports use of additional security products such as virtual private networks (VPNs), ISDN, and IP cryptos.
While the U.S. government and military operate their own satellite constellations to support communication requirements, their users continue to depend upon commercial satellite communications. Our highly- flexible, seamless end-to-end networks are designed for worldwide mobility. Thus, they offer a wide range of capability and technical sophistication to complement the MILSATCOM services in a rapidly changing security environment.
- Remote access to the Internet or to agency Intranet
- Secure voice and data communications
- SMS and instant messaging Video conferencing
Fleet Broadband’s high performance and flexibility doesn’t come at a high price. Terminal costs are low and ample airtime pricing package options allow users to match the service precisely to their operational needs, ensuring that they always have cost-effective communications to carry out their mission, anywhere it takes them.
Fleet Broadband supports the latest IP services, as well as circuit-switched voice and data for existing legacy applications. Government users can choose between a standard, contended IP service and guaranteed data rate on demand – with the ability to select the rate according to their application. Various types of terminals are available, each of which offers different performance capabilities through approved hardware.
Through assured access, users receive a guaranteed data rate within a defined geographic region that can be shared with more than one terminal.
Fleet Broadband is built on Inmarsat’s unrivaled worldwide satellite and terrestrial infrastructure. Inmarsat together with their skilled partners, instill government users with total confidence that their communications will work at the exact moment needed.