Inmarsat signs maritime agreement with Japan Radio Company for Fleet Connect
Inmarsat signed a maritime agreement with Japanese radio company (JRC), which has joined Inmarsat’s Certified Application Provider (CAP) group offering applications through Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth. The Inmarsat Certified Application Provider Marketplace is home to over 40 applications designed for vessel owners and operators to reduce fuel emissions, improve vessel performance, improve navigation and train crew .
The announcement follows the successful testing of JRC’s Smart Ship Viewer deck solution aboard Taiwan Navigation’s Handymax bulk carrier, Tai Splendor. Taiwan Navigation has now entered into a contract to use JRC’s Fleet Connect and Smart Ship Viewer in its eight new buildings and eight existing ships.
“Participating in the Inmarsat CAP program will allow us to use Fleet Connect to provide the dedicated bandwidth that ensures this powerful digital network is available on demand, to prioritize data traffic and optimize vessel efficiency in a safe and secure manner. Hiroshi Miyashita, director of JRC’s Satcom Business Group, said in a statement.