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IEC Telecom unveils leisure boat satcoms system

IEC Telecom will unveil its new communications solution to the yachting community during this year’s annual Skagen race, taking place from May 29 to 31.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}InTouch is an all-in-one communications solution that enables small vessels and leisure boats to stay connected wherever they are and regardless of whether they are in port or at sea.

The innovative system connects via one WiFi link and seamlessly switches between port WiFi to LTE/GSM and Satellite systems. This enables the captain and crew to maintain continuous communication at all times as the vessel sails.

“We are excited to bring this ground-breaking communications solution to Skagen and to reveal its benefits to the yachting community. Sailors have enough to concentrate on without having to worry about their communications systems dropping in and out of connection. Our InTouch system will provide new ways of communicating effectively and safely at sea,” said Alf Stian Mauritz, VP, business development IEC Telecom Group and managing director of IEC Telecom Norway.

InTouch provides connectivity via a LTE 4G satellite antenna, which is omni-directional and enables world-wide coverage, operating via a voice handset or mini server. InTouch can be operated via a choice of satellites including Iridium Certus, Inmarsat FleetOne and Thuraya VSAT.

InTouch provides full control over communications systems with a range of additional options. The system operates from an advanced control dashboard, which enables coms use and costs to be carefully monitored. IEC Telecom also provides two-stage filtration with advanced web and application filters, optimised email software to reduce the amount of data used, and crew vouchers for online connection. Onshore and offshore teams can rely on different dashboards to enable full visibility of the vessel’s location as well as all the onboard communication aspects.

 InTouch will be launched during this year’s iconic Skagen yacht race, of which IEC Telecom is a leading sponsor. The race will see 300 yachts sail from various locations in the Scandinavian region to meet in Skagen harbour, Denmark.{/mprestriction}

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