Speedcast portfolio integration provides certified security communications services for marine customers
Aberdeen, United Kingdom – April 5, 2022 – SpeedCast, a leading communications and IT services provider, today announced its partnership with Lars Thrain, providing a suite terminal and Iridium® Global Maritime Disaster and Safety System (GMDSS) services. Following the launch of Iridium’s GMDSS service in 2020, the agreement formalizes the addition of the service to Speedcast’s managed service portfolio.
As part of the agreement, Speedcast will offer a full range of Lars Thrain terminals – the only Iridium GMDSS certified terminal available today with models LT-3100, LT-3100S and LT-4100, LT-3100S. Connection services for the terminals will be provided through Iridium’s low-latency global network, providing reliable coverage even in adverse weather conditions around the world, including Arctic and Antarctic waters. As the most advanced marine safety service on the market, Iridium GMDSS incorporates a set of protocols, equipment and communication systems to ensure that if a ship is in danger, aid can be sent from anywhere in the world. The contract opportunity provides Speedcast as a strategic partner of Iridium GMDSS, with trained engineers ready for worldwide deployment.
“SpeedCast strives to provide our customers with the latest technological advances to better equip them for operational success,” said Jeffrey Irwin, Vice President, Speedcast’s Product Management. “We are delighted to be able to provide proven security solutions through our partnership with Lars Thrane. By integrating the supply of Iridium GMDSS services through Lars Thrain’s top-of-the-line terminals with the corporate and crew connections provided by Speedcast’s Global Mobility Network, customers can experience universal connectivity to meet the needs of all their fleets. It’s a game changer for the maritime industry. “
“The decision to partner with Speedcast was a straightforward one, given its global footprint, maritime expertise, professional field engineer and position as a long-term partner with Iridium,” said Thomas Flinth, Lars Thrain’s sales manager. “We look forward to revolutionizing maritime security by joining forces to provide the communications equipment needed to keep sailors safe.”
To learn more about the Iridium GMDSS service, visit www.speedcast.com/Iridium-GMDSS or email [email protected].
Speedcast is a leading communications and IT service provider, providing critical communications services in the maritime, energy, mining, media, telecom, cruise, NGO, government and enterprise sectors. The company provides fully integrated systems using its global network platform that uses technology and applications to transform what remote activities can achieve. With the world’s most extensive network, Speedcast enables fast, uninterrupted pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms. The company integrates a variety of technology offerings that provide smarter ways to manage communications and content distribution, network and remote operations, secure and secure investments, and enhance the crew and guest experience. With an enthusiastic customer focus and a strong security culture, SpeedCast serves more than 3,200 customers in more than 140 countries. Learn more at www.speedcast.com.
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About Lars Thrain A / S
Lars Thrane A / S specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance Iridium satellite phones, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 electronic compasses, and GNSS and GPS receivers using the latest, innovative and ground-breaking technology. With a strong background in satellite communications engineering and experience in developing marine communications and navigation equipment, Lars Thrain A / S brings high performance products to tomorrow’s marine world. Our products are for marine professionals and leisure market.
Lars Thrane A / S is a privately held company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.