Thursday, February 14, 2013

Beam prepares delivery of Inmarsat marine satellite terminals to MSN

Beam Communications Pty Ltd will be supplying Inmarsat marine satellite communications terminals to Beijing Marine Communications & Navigation Company (MCN.)

The initial order was for $1 million worth of Beam SATCOM terminals. Delivery is set to begin during the first quarter of 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2013. Following that order, MCN will must make further commitments to Beam if it wants to keep its exclusive right to distribute the Beam product in China.x

MCN had tested the Beam terminals back in July 2012. Two hundred Beam Oceana 400 and Oceana 800 marine communications terminals were installed aboard Chinese fishing vessels and integrated into the fleet's Inmarsat FleetPhone Service. Beam passed the test and its terminals were accepted by MCN.

Beam designed and built its satellite communications terminals to support voice, data, and tracking communications over the Inmarsat network through its ‘Fleetphone’ maritime service. These terminals are aimed at emerging satellite markets and are meant to be deployed in high volumes.

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