Crew Communications In Australian Waters

Satellite communications provider to the superyacht industry Marlink has announced an extension to its VSAT Ku-band service which will now cover areas around Australia for the first time. Working with Australian Satellite Communications Pty Ltd, the expanded service will also benefit superyachts in the South West and South East Pacific travelling to and from Australia.
The new region will be available to Marlink’s WaveCall customers immediately and to Sealink users during 2nd quarter of this year.
For WaveCall the network will be using the iDirect Evolution platform which provides a highly reliable and affordable service with value added services such as Automatic Beam Switching (ABS). This system automatically switches the on board service between satellites to provide a seamless connection with no manual intervention required. ABS is now being implemented for all Ku-band regions.
WaveCall is the company’s own, always-on VSAT system, based on shared Ku-band and used by large yachts which require a more regional service. The Sealink global system provides both Ku-band and C-band options on an exclusive bandwidth basis.