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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

Mobile satellite communication antenna system company Intellian has signed a strategic partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries subsidiary Hyundai Global Service (HGS), a marine engineering and service provider.

As the first step of the cooperation, both companies will expand HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship' (ISS) solution, a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, incorporating a powerful data analysis platform. This solution supports optimal vessel operation and management and is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6% per year. With vessel lifespan varying based on how they are managed, smart ships with integrated digital platform capabilities such as ISS are said to be more appealing to ship owners looking to reduce costs and environmental impact by optimising operational efficiency.

HGS secures the satellite communications service, which is fundamental to ISS, ensuring it can provide smart services whenever and wherever they are needed. Intellian provides satellite antenna systems with high resilience and RF performance enabling fast and reliable transmission of large amounts of vessel data to shore. Intellian's technology and global service network offers HGS-managed vessels high availability of service world-wide.

A key aspect of the partnership is Intellian’s ability to provide full life-cycle support to the vessels under HGS management spanning, from monitoring and maintenance to the general services. Intellian VSAT antennas will be provided to all existing and new HHI ships as a standard package. Further, both companies will begin a full-fledged sales and marketing of ISS solution and satellite communications system to various maritime markets.

Kwang Heon An, CEO of Hyundai Global Service, said: “With the integration of Intellian’s satellite communications antenna technology and our differentiated ISS digital ship management system, we are well positioned to initiate a paradigm-shift in how ships are operated and the value that shipping companies can achieve from previously unobtainable efficiencies.”

Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said: “We’re delighted to build a strategic partnership with HGS. We are confident that our innovative technology and global service network is at the forefront of the smart ship market and our collaboration with HGS is integral to securing this leading position.”

Both companies have agreed to co-develop new smart antennas with the aim to ensure on-going improvement to the ISS solution, while enabling HGS and Intellian to respond to customer needs.

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