October 31, 2008
Intellian(R) Technologies Unveils New Inmarsat Communications Systems at the 2008 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine satellite television innovator Intellian(R) Technologies has broadened its offerings with the introduction of two new mobile communications systems engineered to provide boaters with powerful and reliable voice, fax and Internet communications anywhere in the world. These new-for-2009 systems -- the Intellian FleetBroadband 250 (FB250)(TM) and Intellian Inmarsat Fleet 33 (F33)(TM) -- made their global debut before the industry, marine media and the boating public at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Both of these innovative systems combine compact design with superior performance on the high seas. No other manufacturer offers boaters a more compact matching satellite television/Inmarsat dome set. Both the Intellian FB250 and Intellian F33 provide unparalleled flexibility in selecting matching antenna domes for a streamlined and aesthetically pleasing installation. Mariners can match their Intellian Inmarsat antenna dome with a range of Intellian satellite TV domes, from the Intellian i2(TM) -- the world's smallest full-featured marine satellite TV antenna system -- to matching Intellian i3(TM) or i4(TM) domes.
Inmarsat offers boaters several important advantages over competitive satellite systems, beginning with superior reliability in even the most remote locations. Inmarsat doesn't require expensive monthly fees (as does VSAT), so it is ideal for cruisers who will only use it occasionally. This also makes it an excellent reliable backup to VSAT. Compared to some other marine satellite communications systems, Inmarsat also excels for easy transmission and reception of fax data.
Both the Intellian FB250 and Intellian FBF33 operate using cost-effective Intellian airtime programs, allowing mariners to customize the best program for their cruising and voyaging needs (details at http://www.intelliantech.com/airtime).
"Reliable global communications not only enhances safety, it truly opens up the freedom of the cruising lifestyle for sailors and power boaters," says John Minetola, Sales Director for Intellian Technologies USA. "Technology such as our Intellian F33 and FB250 allows boaters to 'leave it all behind' -- without losing touch with friends, family and work back on the shore."
Intellian FB250 -- Delivering the Power, Technology and Speed to Do It All
Whether you're running a Fortune 500 company or just keeping in touch with family, Intellian's FB250 literally transforms any vessel into a floating broadband office, anywhere in the world. Using the latest generation Inmarsat FleetBroadband communication service, this mobile communications system provides simultaneous global access to voice and high-speed data services, so mariners can send and receive e-mails with large attachments, comfortably run complex data applications and make voice calls, all at the same time. With enhanced security for accessing an Intranet or VPN (Virtual Private Network), boaters can send/receive important data with confidence. In addition, this system's SMS capability provides an inexpensive way to send instant text messages up to 160 characters -- perfect for quickly keeping in touch.
The Intellian FB250 provides guaranteed data speed connections through standard IP at up to 284Kbps and streaming IP at up to 128Kbps. Flexible Intellian airtime charges, along with a variety of prepay and post-pay packages, help boaters communicate efficiently and reduce the cost of doing business afloat. Like the Intellian FB33, the Intellian FB250 is a compact and fully integrated system designed with a single coaxial cable between the antenna and Below Deck Equipment (BDE). The BDE supports a wide range of interfaces for easy, seamless integration into shore-based systems or head office networks. An included IP handset allows mariners to integrate their telecommunications infrastructures, further streamlining the entire system.
Intellian F33 -- Powerful, Flexible and Reliable
The Intellian F33 was developed as the ideal worldwide mobile communications solution for leisure yachts and small commercial vessels, with compact design, intuitive operation and advanced features. The Intellian F33 delivers crystal clear voice, fax and data communications through Inmarsat's global and spot beam coverage. This unique system supports Inmarsat's MPDS (Mobile Packet Data Service), a cost-effective service that charges only for the amount of data transmitted -- not time spent online. This means boaters can enjoy continuous, always-on Internet access without incurring additional service costs. This feature also facilitates a range of security enhancements for accessing a VPN. The Intellian F33 also features available call-waiting service, providing an alert on the supplied handset when there's an incoming voice, fax or data call. With this feature, boaters never have to worry about missing an incoming call when they are conducting an MPDS session.
The Intellian F33 system is easy to install, comprised of an antenna, BDE and a handset. A user-friendly single coaxial cable connects the antenna with the BDE. For increased versatility at sea, Intellian's BDE supports a wide range of onboard communication systems with its flexible interface design, including TEL/FAX line RJ11, LAN RJ45, USB Serial Port and RS-232 Serial Port. The Intellian F33 also has the exclusive ability to "grow" with a boater's needs. Unlike other Fleet items on the market, this system can be upgraded to Fleet Broadband Service as the vessel owner's cruising habits or data needs change.
For more information and specifications on these two new mobile communications systems, or the complete line of advanced Intellian satellite television systems for recreational and commercial vessels, contact Intellian Technologies USA, Inc. at Parker Irvine Business Center, 19 Hammond, Suite 509, Irvine, CA 92618 -- Telephone: (949) 916-4411 -- Or visit the Intellian website at http://www.intelliantech.com/.
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