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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 

A new lightweight satellite communication terminal is being launched, which blends robust design with functionality and value to provide voice communications with tracking and monitoring across the busiest sea routes.

Available as part of IEC Telecom’s satcom portfolio, Thuraya MarineStar enables satellite calls to landlines, mobile phones and other satellite phones and can connect to a standard analogue phone as an extension or an on-board PBX.

As a strategic partner for Thuraya, IEC Telecom is making the new terminal available through its network, providing 24/7 support service to ensure coverage wherever and whenever needed.

Nabil Ben Soussia (pictured), IEC Telecom VP Maritime, said: “We are excited to unveil this product together with Thuraya, our strategic partner. Thuraya MarineStar delivers the reassurance of constant connectivity and communications and can cater to the operational requirements of a wide variety of small and specialised vessels, such as workboats and fishing boats. Thuraya MarineStar is so flexible and cost-effective that it makes vital onboard communication available to all vessel operators, which should put an end to the risks of ships being out of touch at sea. Thuraya MarineStar is robust and unaffected by extreme environments, and it supports crucial applications such as condition-based navigation, SOS and other emergency alerts through push notifications. This makes it ideal for vessels which need a backup alternative to radio communications.”

MarineStar can be used as a terminal for corporate communications and analogue extension for crew calling. IEC Telecom offers a range of tariff plans, alongside its support services.


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