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RedPort  launches  hardware  replacement  for   Inmarsat’s Fleet  Xpress Network  Service Device  

10  May  2018

The  world’s  first  satellite device  that  combines  the  Inmarsat  Fleet Xpress   Network  Service  Device  (NSD)  with  the  RedPort  Optimizer Enterprise  satellite  router  and   VoIP  gateway  was  launched  today  by RedPort  Global.       The  single  rackmount  appliance  will  manage  ship networks  with  satellite  broadband   routing,  VoIP  connectivity  and  crew services,  and  replaces  at  least  three  pieces  of   hardware  that  were  previously  required  for  Fleet  Xpress  installations.     

The  innovative  RedPort  Optimizer  Enterprise  NSD  for  Inmarsat  Fleet Xpress  gives   satellite  service  providers  and  ship  operators  an  all-­in-­one  solution,  significantly  reducing   the  cost  and  complexity  of installations.      

Dr.  Luis  Soltero,  Chief  Technology  Officer  of  RedPort  Global  and Chief  Developer  of  the   Optimizer  Enterprise  NSD,  said  the  device  is game  changing  for  the  maritime  and   satellite  provider  industries.       “The  RedPort  Optimizer  NSD  includes  a  software-­based  NSD  to  manage  Inmarsat’s   Global  Xpress  Ka-­band  technology  with  its  FleetBroadband  L-­band  service.  The   Optimizer  Enterprise  NSD  replaces  previous  NSD  hardware  as  well  as  a  host  of   switches,  routers  and  VoIP  gateways  that  are  commonly  used  to  provide  a  complete   solution  for  vessels.”    

RedPort  will  sell  the  Optimizer  Enterprise  NSD  under  its  own  name,  and  as  a  white-­label   product  for  satellite  service  providers  looking  for  a  high-­quality  turnkey  solution.  In   addition  to  the  award-­winning  suite  of  RedPort  services,  hosted  application  opportunities   are  available  to  other  providers  of  value-­added  satellite  services.      

Ronald  Spithout,  President,  Inmarsat  Maritime  said  with  its  powerful  processors  and   reliable  hardware,  the  core  platform  will  host  applications  from  any  Fleet  Xpress  satellite   service  provider  looking  for  a  turnkey  white-­label  platform.         “We  are  delighted  that  RedPort  have  developed  an  alternative  to  our  current  hardware   NSD.  This  will  provide  a  fundamental  building  block  for  many  of  our  partners  to  satisfy   the  rapidly  growing  market  for  onboard  applications  evidenced  by  the  dramatic  growth  in   Fleet  Xpress  installations  over  the  last  year,”  said  Mr  Spithout.