Unlimited Marine Services, Inc. (UMSI), which spe- cializes in electronics, navigation, entertainment, communication and electrical systems design serv-
ices, has announced that it will be installing its Touch-
Screen Automation Technology (T-SAT) on the MY Island
KVH doubles capacity of global C-band
beams for maritime VSAT network
KVH Industries, Inc. is doubling the capacity for two of the three global C-band beams of its mini-VSAT Broadband network, further enhancing the world’s most extensive C/Ku-band maritime VSAT network. The increased C-band capacity, which was scheduled to take effect in February, enhances the mini-VSAT
Broadband network’s multimegabit service covering all major shipping routes, offshore oil fields, and commercial fishing grounds and serving marine operations and vessels around the globe. KVH plans to continue
to grow the C-band capacity as needed to meet demand from its growing customer base and maritime operations applications that are increasingly reliant on broadband connectivity.
KVH first introduced C-band overlay coverage to its existing Ku-band network less than two years ago,
and has seen installations of its unique dual-mode TracPhone V11-IP satellite communications system
steadily increase. This onboard terminal uses a single, 1-meter diameter stabilized antenna with dual-band
transmit and receive capability to seamlessly switch between the mini-VSAT Broadband network’s global C-and Ku-band satellite coverage, providing reliable onboard network management and crucial continuity for
onboard systems that rely on satellite Internet service.
“Vessels using the TracPhone V11-IP typically need C-band coverage only a small percentage of the time
they are at sea, because of the extensive Ku-band capacity of the mini-VSAT Broadband network, which itself
has more than doubled worldwide in the past year,” said Marc Edwards, KVH’s network operations director.
“This unique network architecture allows us to provide the power and speed of a modern maritime VSAT
service with the global coverage typical of global L-band services like Inmarsat FleetBroadband.”
In addition to T-SAT, UMSI will install a complete nav-
igation package and automation throughout the vessel.
UMSI says it will be the first to integrate the new KVH
media system on a yacht with 12 separate viewing areas.
The entire system will be powered by Crestron Backbone
via a 32x32 DM switch and 8x8 DM switch for T-SAT. It
will allow all guest suites and living areas to be con-
trolled via iPad.
TSAT provides a high-end, customizable monitor
matrix system and is powered by Crestron Electronics to
control a variety of onboard equipment for megayachts,
from radar, sonar, sounder, plotting systems, vessel
monitoring systems, CCTV cameras to lights, heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and shades by a click of a
IMTRA has named Eric Braitmayer as its new president and CEO. He previously served as chief operating officer. ;;
In addition, former Commercial Sales Manager Alex
Larsen has been promoted to vice president of commercial sales. Peter Kilgore retains his longtime role as president of IMTRA subsidiary Maximum Weather and succeeds Braitmayer as IMTRA’s vice president of
marketing. Rounding out the management team is Vice
President Sales Chip Farnham, who will continue to manage customer relations and drive revenue generation,
and Jeff Vancura, who joined IMTRA in June 2013 as
“I am honored to serve as the fourth president of
IMTRA since its foundation 62 years ago,” said Braitmayer. “I take this responsibility seriously and look forward to building on our strong relationships and bringing greater value to customers, employees and
Unlimited Marine Services to
install T-SAT system
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