Fleet Xpress, Inmarsat's new hybrid Ka-band/L-band service, will
redefine what's possible in maritime communications - offering
consistent communications from a single operator. The high
throughput GX satellites operate on Ka-band, the high redundancy
and mature FleetBroadband satellites operate on L-band. The SAILOR
user terminals have been the de-facto standard for maritime
Inmarsat services for decades. In order to obtain the complete
Fleet Xpress service you need one
SAILOR GX, one
SAILOR FleetBroadband user terminal, a network service device
and system integration from your service provider.
The three Global Xpress satellites have been launched into orbit
between 2013 and 2015 and commercial services for Fleet Xpress are
available from Inmarsat.
Offering consistent communications from a single operator, Fleet
Xpress will make video conferencing a viable proposition for remote
assistance and diagnostics, and enable advanced applications such
as telemedicine and video surveillance that take your operational
efficiency to the next level.
Your crew are kept happy with regular video calls back home, the
possibility to watch sport and the news, shop online and use social
media - via their smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Exclusive access to specialist applications
Besides more bandwidth, Fleet Xpress gives you exclusive access
to specialist maritime applications and content. Download the
latest chart updates, integrate engine monitoring and transfer high
resolution data for weather-routing applications, all from a
centralised source. And distribute real-time information to all the
vessels in your fleet simultaneously.
Fleet Xpress is setting a new standard in maritime
communications from Inmarsat, a trusted supplier that's been
serving the maritime community for over 35 years. Combined with
Cobham SATCOM's top quality SAILOR equipment and our worldwide
service and support this becomes the most compelling solution for
Seamless mobility across the globe
Whatever your course, Fleet Xpress will have you covered with a
global network that's owned and managed solely by Inmarsat.
Purposely designed for mobility, it will provide a continuous,
consistent service as traffic is handed seamlessly across each spot
beam and from one satellite to another.
Simpler and quicker to install
The SAILOR equipment for Inmarsat Fleet Xpress is simpler and
quicker to install than other systems, minimising any downtime in
the dock for your vessels and saving cost and time.
There's the option of a smaller SAILOR 60 GX that doesn't
require a crane for installation, and the set-up for all terminals
is just as simple as it is today for SAILOR FleetBroadband. The
global, all-IP Inmarsat network will enable point-and-click
capability with a consistent user experience worldwide.
More affordable high-speed broadband
The SAILOR GX terminals for the Fleet Xpress service are quicker
to install and easier to operate than others, and services will be
available for a fixed monthly fee so you can easily manage your
Global Xpress operates in the Ka-band, which is already more
efficient in its use of bandwidth, but because Inmarsat use their
own satellites and ground network and manage the entire global
network themselves. Inmarsat can make more effective use of
satellite resources to achieve significant cost savings. Combined
with the resilience of the FleetBroadband L-band network, which
delivers 99.9 per cent overall network availability, the net result
is more affordable, more reliable high-speed broadband.