Globecomm designs networks for assets on the move and those which require real time data in the maritime sector.

Today’s commercial vessels are akin to a branch office at sea. At Globecomm we assure seamless connectivity back to the home office no matter how far, how remote or how treacherous the conditions.

When you have $50 million of assets afloat in the Makassar Strait during monsoon season,  Globecomm delivers seamless connectivity second-by-second, meter-by-meter.

Maritime Communications

Maritime operators face a unique set of challenges – their assets are constantly in motion, their employees work on a floating office complex isolated from family and friends and their ships navigate treacherous passages subject to the whims of the weather, regulations and the geo-political climate.  In this environment, tailored connectivity is a must. At Globecomm, we custom-engineer each solution for our maritime customers utilizing our satellite and fiber networks to make it seamless, robust, secure and redundant.

Access Maritime from Globecomm gives ship owners, managers, officers and crew a more powerful and cost-effective platform for worldwide communications, complete with Ku-band VSAT, L-band (Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya), Wi-Fi and mobile technologies.

Access Maritime is a complete solution, but because it is also modular in design, can be configured to match your priorities. You are free to choose connection types, terminals, services and bandwidth to meet your cost and performance needs. A typical solution includes the following:

Ship Solutions

  • Primary and secondary terminals providing access to your choice of VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya or Cellular networks
  • Nimbus access controller for integrated management of all communications, including separate, secure, software-defined networks for business, crew welfare and M2M applications (PDF 258 KB)
  • Crew Wi-Fi antenna for Bring Your Own Device connectivity

Shoreside Solutions

  • Network operator access via Globecomm network for L-band solutions
  • VSAT connectivity for quality monitoring, help desk support and troubleshooting
  • Cirrus access portal for managing onboard connectivity
  • Dedicated Access Maritime web server to better support ship owners and managers

Connectivity Options

Whether you choose Globecomm VSAT for high performance at fixed cost, the cost-effective convenience of Inmarsat, Iridium or Thuraya L-Band or Cellular services, Access Maritime delivers the right balance of price and performance.

If you want basic voice, email and text communication or a broadband service supporting crew welfare and the potential of a remote office at sea, Globecomm has made the price/performance ratio critical to every level of Access Maritime.

It also offers a large and growing menu of applications to streamline vessel operations, improve safety and better manage information technology across the fleet.

With one of the largest in-house engineering staffs in the business, Globecomm provides the technical expertise you need to ensure reliable, cost-effective communications. Our engineering team can cover any aspect of installation, start-up and ongoing operations.

The maritime communications landscape is changing. Vessel owners and operators are increasingly able to enjoy high bandwidth broadband connectivity at predictable prices.

In doing so, they are able to access a range of applications designed to boost productivity, increase efficiency and promote crew welfare. Applications range from voice, email and internet access to management services for engine, navigation and IT support as well as safety services such as telemedicine.

Globecomm Maritime experts can help owners and operators select the right solution and manage applications as well as bandwidth issues needed to ensure a reliable, high quality communications service.

Value Added Services:

Globecomm Maritime has always recognized that communications is about more than just connectivity. The use of satellite technology to reach remote assets requires both specialized hardware and software in order to provide users with reliable and cost-efficient connections.