Vizada to provide broadband connectivity for French vessel

18 October 2011 (Last Updated October 18th, 2011 04:35)

The French Navy has selected Vizada to provide satellite broadband connection and airtime for patroller vessel Cormoran.

The French Navy has selected Vizada to provide satellite broadband connection and airtime for patroller vessel Cormoran.

The company partnered with Satlink to install an Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminal aboard the patroller vessel for a quick, easy and affordable connection.

The online messaging service also includes the SkyFile mail system for the ship's captain and crew to communicate to an onshore base and other vessels.

The Cormoran is equipped with high-speed communications that will allow the crew to connect with the onboard patrol boat for missions including French coastal approach surveillance.

Cormoran commanding officer Lucas Saliou said that the phone and internet connectivity would also allow the crew to check weather patterns and allow communication during emergency situations.