Global Sponsor

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist. The group which also includes Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance. 

With more than 1000 employees worldwide the group is serving at least 1 in 3 vessels globally, covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. The Marlink Group provides customers with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint and worldwide sales and service locations. A global 24/7 helpdesk, specialised competence centres, local presence on all continents and a network of 1000 service points staffed by highly qualified, certified service engineers, are supporting global customers to operate smarter and safer.

More than 70 years’ experience combined with strong satellite network operator and bridge electronics manufacturer partnerships enables the group to bring the power of broadband communication, maritime bridge technology and service excellence to customers globally. Marlink aims to further optimise customers’ business operations and enable the digital vessels of tomorrow.

Exabyte Sponsor

Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology, serving a wide range of industries, including Commercial Maritime, Oil & Gas, Defense & Intelligence and Luxury Yachting, with a unique 3-year warranty on all product lines. Intellian's extensive technical capabilities cover TVRO, FleetBroadband and maritime VSAT, combining Multi-band and Ka-band RF technologies enabling High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, with a proven track record of delivering innovation and technology that connects and inspires. Strategically located to deliver highly responsive customer service, Intellian has offices in Seoul, Irvine, Ft. Lauderdale, Rotterdam, Southampton, Busan and Rio de Janeiro.

Petabyte Sponsor

Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.

Terabyte Sponsor

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast’s fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global “network of networks” allows customers to entirely rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission-critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves over 10,000 maritime and offshore assets around the world.

Welcome Coffee Sponsor

XipLink technology is currently being used to accelerate maritime IP networks for applications including:

  • Crew welfare networks
  • Passenger Internet access
  • Maritime cellular backhaul communications
  • Corporate applications  

XipLink's intelligent Link Balancing and Bonding technology is often used on higher bandwidth applications, or when constant connectivity is important. For example, the ship may switch from a satellite link when cruising, a terrestrial wireless connection when in range of shore, and possibly a wired link when in port.  

For maritime deployment, integrators have used a variety of products lines. When the environment is controlled, a low cost XA appliance may be used. To minimize hardware support and given the limited servicing opportunities, some integrators select the XV Virtual products. More rarely for highly integrated solutions, the XE Embedded of XS-104 may be integrated with other equipment.  

XipLink’s smaller appliances are ideally suited for industrial, mobile and airborne use due to their low size, weight and power. In combination with XE embedded systems software and the XE-104 single board computer XipLink offers transportation system integrators the greatest flexibility to install wireless optimizers in unique environments.  

XipLink optimizes wireless links that experience significant latency, asymmetric connections, and high bit error rates, characteristics that are consistent across any mobile communications network.  

As always, XipLink stands ready to assist any interested OEM partners to private label their own wireless optimization products based on the XipLink family of solutions.