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Stratos Opens Global Installation & Service Centers in Four Major Maritime Regions


October 3, 2011


Stratos Global, has expanded its maritime service-delivery capabilities by opening Global Installation & Service Centers (GIS Centers) in four major maritime regions.


The Stratos GIS Centers in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Lafayette, Louisiana provide complete managed-communications services for ship owners and ship-management companies worldwide.


The GIS Centers are staffed with fully trained Stratos Field Engineers who can draw upon a network of certified Stratos Installation Partners to provide installation, onboard maintenance and ongoing support for the Stratos portfolio of satellite-based communications products. The portfolio includes Inmarsat’s XpressLink, FleetBroadband and GSM Oceanwide services, as well as VSAT services and the AmosConnect family of communications applications.


“We always have taken great pride in providing our maritime customers with the industry’s highest levels of service deployment and ongoing support,” said Ronald Spithout, Stratos Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Service. “With the new Stratos GIS Centers, we are expanding our ability to provide truly managed services to the maritime community around the globe.”


Spithout concluded, “Customers have been relying on us for many years to provide their satellite communications services. They now can count on a more global approach for installations, maintenance and support for our evolving maritime broadband portfolio. By relying on expertise from a single provider, shipping and ship-management companies can achieve maximum benefit from their communications investment.”