Inmarsat has signed a contract with Electromed Ltd to become an authorised installation and repair company for Inmarsat with regards to Installation and commissioning of all systems including Fleet Express communications systems.
Operational efficiency moves to the next level
Fleet Xpress takes maritime communications to the next level, delivering the high data speeds enabled by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band technology combined with the proven reliability of Inmarsat’s flagship FleetBroadband L-band service.
Fleet Xpress is powering the maritime data revolution. Guaranteed global bandwidth ensures that ship owners and operators can improve business intelligence, enhance efficiency, performance and crew welfare, and in turn run their businesses more effectively.
Fleet Xpress offers a powerful combination of unique benefits to set a new standard in maritime communications.
Ultimate reliability through a dual satellite constellation using Ka-band with unlimited L-band back-up, ensuring seamless global mobility.
Committed data rates backed-up by service level agreements guarantee that the customer always gets what they pay for.
More accurate cost management with a wide selection of flexible subscription packages and one invoice.
Fully Managed Support
Standardised plug-and-play service with 24/7/365 management, monitoring and support globally, for simplicity and complete peace of mind.
A unique opportunity for enhanced operations by deploying value added services developed by third party application providers.
The evolution of Fleet Xpress
The Inmarsat Service Enablement Platform will power a revolutionary new maritime applications ecosystem, taking Fleet Xpress beyond ordinary broadband communications.
It allows Inmarsat’s Certified Application Partners (CAPs) to develop and publish innovative, content-rich applications over the Fleet Xpress service, such as the real-time analysis of data, including engine monitoring, weather information and fuel consumption rates.
This new maritime ecosystem allows ship owners and managers to unlock the potential of the data revolution at sea and transform the way shipping operates. Applications can deliver real benefits in operational efficiency, safety and compliance, IT security and crew welfare.
Kelvin Hughes have produced a new series of networked radars. The X band consists of a 12 Kw magnetron up mast transceiver networked to a flat panel PC via a network switch.
Electromed Technicians have now received full training from Kelvin Hughes on the installation and maintenance on this new radar type.
Increased gain and a narrow beam width of the antenna offers greater range and bearing resolution for improved performance and target separation. The compact lightweight design is easy to install with a single waterproof connector and includes an integral health monitor.
This commercial marine X-Band series is ideal for vessles requiring IMO type approved radar and also smaller boats such as workboats and fishing vessels requiring a cost effective, simple to install, lightweight and high performance navigation radar.
- Improved performance and target separation
- IMO type approval (IEC 62388, MSC192/79)
- Blanking sectors
- Low noise transceiver
- Upmast – Integrated transceiver and turning mechanism
- Easy to install cable and antenna
The S band consists of a Sharpeye solid state radar transceiver that does not use a magnetron. SharpEye™ transmits a low power patented pulse sequence, which enables short, medium and long range radar returns to be detected simultaneously, allowing the radar operator to maintain situational awareness regardless of the range scale setting of the radar display and other users of the radar can select their own radar display range scale. The detection performance of SharpEye™ with a low peak transmission power of less than 200W is equivalent to a 30kW magnetron radar.
- No magnetron – minimal routine maintenance requirements
- High reliability – solid state electronics
- Upmast transceiver solution – no waveguide – easy to retrofit – reduced signal loss
- Clutter suppression – pulse compression
- Continuous health monitor
NAVIGATION RADAR DISPLAY
The latest navigation radar innovation from Kelvin Hughes is the new integrated radar display which has taken all the market leading software functionality from the previous MantaDigital™ radar series, added a few improvements and reborn in a brand new package.
The integrated radar display is designed to complete the X-Band and SharpEye™ S-Band radar transceivers series as part of a fully redundant networked system, removing the need for distribution and other interfaces.
The integrated radar display provides radar, chart radar and Electronic Chart System (ECS) in a single networkable system with a host of features supporting navigation, route planning and training.
The radar display is type approved (MSC192/79 / IEC 62388 ED2) and provides enhanced collision avoidance and situational awareness features such as dual PPI (Plan Position Indicator), collision warning, spy scope and Enhanced Target Detection (ETD) mode.
- Ease of operation
- 22” (55cm) and 26” (66cm) display option
- LED widescreen with anti-reflective glass
- Multiple easy mounting options (Console / desktop / deckhead / deck stand)
- Simple interconnection (1 x Ethernet & 3 x USB)
- Networked system
- 5th Generation 64bit operating system
- Dual redundant network
- Serial radar transceiver distribution via network
- Remote diagnostics
- Solid state hard drive (fast recovery configuration files)
- Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Interface
- Ethernet connection to Kelvin Hughes X-VDR
- DVI connection for 3rd party VDR