Maritime VSAT Communications

From the World’s Preferred Maritime VSAT Partner*

At Marlink, we design and build intelligent network solutions around your individual needs. We provide trusted global coverage, through our unrivalled satcom and terrestrial hybrid network. And through our managed services, we proactively take responsibility for integrating everything, from handling your critical data to the most advanced cyber security, so that you can focus on running your business, knowing your remote network is in safe hands.

In a world of fast change and with evolving regulations, the maritime industry never stands still. Improving efficiency is always a substantial objective of your business. You need more than a communications supplier. You need a smart network solutions partner.

*Marlink is ranked 2020 market leader in maritime VSAT in multiple market reports, by Comsys, Valour Consultancy, NSR and Euroconsult.

Your benefits

Highlights

  • Sealink Allowances

    Marlink’s easy VSAT packages to get you started and grow with your needs

  • Sealink Business

    Quality service with burstable capabilities, at a budget friendly price

  • Sealink Premium

    Highest Speed VSAT with guaranteed data rates

  • Sealink Flex

    High performance tailored VSAT with added flexibility, ideal for seasonal use

  • Sealink Plus

    Integrated VSAT and MSS back-up with XChange communication management platform, adding even more value

  • Inmarsat Fleet Xpress

    High speed Ka-band connectivity combined with FleetBroadband back-up

  • Telenor Anker

    Regional Ka-band throughout the Nordic region, Europe and the Middle East

  • Sealink Allowances

    Marlink’s easy VSAT packages to get you started and grow with your needs

    Sealink Allowances

    Sealink Allowances comprise a choice of competitively priced data allowance plans for always-on Internet, email and IP-based services ideal for business and crew communications in one package.

    With data allowance plans from 1 Gigabyte (GB) up to 80 GB per month, and data speeds of up to 6 Mbps, this low-cost Internet service is ideal for basic business requirements and for ship operators wishing to boost crew morale and optimise crew retention. As your business grows, our packages enable your VSAT to easily grow with you, since packages can be simply upgraded or topped up via our online portal.

    • Unlimited broadband data up to 6 Mbps
    • Allowances of 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60 or 80 GB per month
    • Monitor usage, set limits and alerts and easily top-up if needed via Portal360
    • 2-4 high quality voice lines
    • Packaged with industry leading 60 cm, 80 cm or 1 m antenna from Intellian or Cobham
    • Recreational crew internet and WiFi options with filtering capabilities
    • The most extensive global Ku-band coverage on the market
  • Sealink Business

    Quality service with burstable capabilities, at a budget friendly price

    Sealink Business

    Available as a regional or global service, Sealink Business offers 2-8 voice lines and your choice of Committed Information Rate (CIR) from 32 Kbps to 1 Mbps, in addition to a burstable Maximum Information Rate (MIR) up to 6 Mbps.

    In accordance with the defined CIR, a dedicated amount of bandwidth is supplied for unlimited data usage, so business critical applications are always available.

    Sealink Business enables a constant, quality service at a budget friendly price. This service is ideal for ship operators seeking cost-effective, always-on communications for business and crew.

    • Unlimited broadband data up to 6 Mbps
    • Choice of 13 service levels with guaranteed Committed Information Rates (CIR) from 32 Kbps to 1 Mbps as standard
    • 2-8 high quality voice lines
    • Packaged with industry leading 60 cm, 80 cm or 1 m class antennas from Intellian or Cobham
    • The most extensive global Ku-band coverage on the market
    • Combine with XChange and set your own priorities over your separated crew and corporate networks
  • Sealink Premium

    Highest Speed VSAT with guaranteed data rates

    Sealink Premium

    For more advanced communication requirements, Sealink Premium offers regional and global Ku-band VSAT with higher data speeds.

    As well as providing a predictable monthly cost, Sealink Premium gives you bandwidth control as a Committed Information Rate (CIR) which establishes a minimum bandwidth guarantee.

    This service is ideal for ship operators seeking high quality, reliable and unlimited communications for business critical applications and crew, with full cost predictability.

    • Unlimited broadband data up to 6 Mbps, with on-demand bandwidth option of 100+ Mbps
    • Choice of 13 service levels with Committed Information Rates (CIR) from 32 Kbps to 1 Mbps as standard, or the ability to go higher on request
    • 2-8 high quality voice lines
    • Packaged with industry leading 60 cm, 80 cm or 1 m class antennas from Intellian or Cobham
    • The most extensive global Ku-band coverage on the market
    • Combine with XChange and set your own priorities over your separated crew and corporate networks
  • Sealink Flex

    High performance tailored VSAT with added flexibility, ideal for seasonal use

    Sealink Flex

    A bespoke VSAT connectivity service, Sealink Flex enables higher speeds with the ultimate regional and seasonal flexibility.

    With six specially created high speed zones and a rapid change process enabling variations to bandwidth to be implemented fast, Sealink Flex is an ideal VSAT connectivity service for offshore and specialised maritime customers.

    • Flexible, high end CIR-based service
    • Regional and global Ku-band VSAT with higher data speeds
    • Over 100 bandwidth choices with up to 20 Mbps base bandwidth
    • High speed zones for offshore energy operators in: the North Sea, West Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico
    • Wide choice of antennas
    • Increase bandwidth temporarily, from 1 day* to several months, with guaranteed speeds (*Subject to approval. Standard minimum upgrade is for one month.)
    • Integrated services router powering high-end value added services
    • Requests to change bandwidth are processed within a maximum of 72 hours and can even be implemented in a few hours for most service level upgrades
    • High-end solutions and shore-based value added services powered by XChange (and Cisco) network service devices

    To meet more advanced requirements, Sealink is one of the only maritime VSAT solutions on the market which can be fully tailored to meet your specific requirements, with services for crew welfare, passengers, contractors, partners or clients.

    With a Marlink managed end-to-end customised solution, you get the quality, reliability and flexibility to meet all of your communication needs:

    • Choose and combine shared and/or dedicated bandwidth options
    • High speeds of 100+ Mbps, dependent upon your requirements
    • Bandwidth on Demand: log in to Marlink’s web portal, Portal360 at any time from anywhere to order up to an extra 5 Mbps CIR for 1 day, 2 day or 1 week intervals
    • Up to 30 voice lines
    • Secure integration with your offices ashore
    • Dedicated bandwidth for onboard clients, separated from the corporate traffic and crew traffic
    • Fully redundant hardware installations to ensure availability
    • Integrate low latency, high bandwidth multicarrier solutions over several different communication carriers (e.g. WiFi, 4G, VSAT, MSS)
    • To maximise bandwidth and enable full flexibility, multiband bandwidth can be pooled into an open, global or regional ‘Cloud of bandwidth’, capable of channelling hundreds of Megabits
    • Out-of-band management services for remote support by Marlink’s 24/7 Center of VSAT Operational Excellence
    • Dedicated Service Manager and/or Project representatives who monitor your business and handle installations and changes
  • Sealink Plus

    Integrated VSAT and MSS back-up with XChange communication management platform, adding even more value

    Sealink Plus

    Marlink’s Sealink™ Plus packages combine your choice of a Sealink VSAT plan, with unlimited MSS back-up for business-critical email. Compact stabilised antennas for rapid installations are included, plus our XChange platform providing centralised VoIP, data and Internet access. A catalogue of fully integrated Digital Solutions further complement your connectivity and support digitalisation.

    This service is ideal for shipping companies seeking a full package of high quality, reliable and unlimited communications for business and crew, with full cost predictability and efficient administration and cost management tools.

    • Choose unlimited MSS back-up, from longstanding Inmarsat FleetBroadband or Iridium Certus for pole to pole, global coverage
    • MSS airtime for business critical email and MSS hardware included
    • XChange platform that provides centralised VoIP, data and internet access
    • Plus more, fully integrated digital solutions
    • Alternatively, the new Sealink Companion option enables you to add an MSS backup allowance plan to any Sealink Connectivity
  • Inmarsat Fleet Xpress

    High speed Ka-band connectivity combined with FleetBroadband back-up

    Inmarsat Fleet Xpress

    Fleet Xpress delivers the high data speeds enabled by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band technology combined with the proven reliability of Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband L-band service. FleetBroadband being the backup service of the main Global Xpress service, the switch between both services is fully managed automatically.

    • Continuous connectivity: ultimate reliability through a dual satellite constellation using Ka-band with unlimited L-band back-up
    • Controlled costs: more accurate cost management with a wide selection of flexible subscription packages and one invoice
    • Fully managed support: standardised plug-and-play service with 24/7 management, monitoring and support globally

    Developed by Marlink expert engineers, Marlink’s XChange FX enhances the standard solution by introducing several additional benefits, including:

    • Real-time on-board connectivity status: enabling the captain and on board personnel to track and monitor which connectivity is active at any time (i.e. Ka-band or L-band back-up service)
    • Real-time on-shore connectivity status: enabling the shore headquarters and Marlink’s global support network to monitor which connectivity is active and get real-time info to ensure efficient remote troubleshooting
    • Traffic prioritisation: onboard usage can be managed according to status and traffic can be prioritised to ensure critical applications are always globally available
    • Hassle-free roll out: simple to install, XChange FX is not subject to an export control license, so can be delivered globally without customs and border delays
    • Future ready: designed to accommodate over-the-air updates, reducing the need for  installing new hardware in the future
  • Telenor Anker

    Regional Ka-band throughout the Nordic region, Europe and the Middle East

    Telenor Anker

    Telenor Anker provides regional Ka-band coverage with a high-powered spot beams. Fully scalable, a diverse portfolio of bandwidth packages are available with Committed Information Rates (CIR).

    Supported by the iDirect next generation Velocity© platform, the service enables automatic and seamless spot-beam handover, assuring continuous connectivity across the entire satellite footprint.

    • Large Pan-European mobility footprint
    • Wide range of service levels
    • Unique Marlink voice service – up to 4 voice lines
    • Seamless spot beam handover
    • One Touch Commissioning (OTC) which allows automation of 1dB compression test, eliminating time consuming manual operations
    • Web based monitoring tool (iDirect PULSE), offering full control of your VSAT connection on any device
    • Rain fade mitigation techniques assuring a 99.5% link availability via physical antenna diversity, adaptive coding and modulation and inbound adaptability

MARLINK’S VSAT PORTFOLIO

Customer case

Our customers make us no.1

Putting our customers at the centre of what we do, is putting us in the lead! Renowned for exceptional quality of service, our connectivity solutions are the preferred choice of the maritime industry. Join us and find out why!