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Speedcast Introduces ECDIS Charts Distribution Service      

June 5, 2019

Speedcast International Limited is pleased to announce that Delta FLEET will be available to Speedcast's global Maritime customers. Delta FLEET, which includes chart updates, publications and notices to mariners, is available for L-band transmission to customers with Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service. The solution is based on SRH Marine's chart distribution platform, which includes the SRH Pilot and SRH Plug. All chart updates are distributed automatically to the ECDIS Stations for a flat fee, making it a seamless and cost-effective Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) solution for safer route planning.

Over the past few decades, ships have relied on Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) updates that come through physical media, such as USB sticks and CDs. This method has proven to be both resource intensive and costly, with dispatches regularly missing their targeted vessels. With Delta FLEET, ships receive automatic and secure encrypted updates directly to their ECDIS stations via a secure VPN. The Delta FLEET service runs over a dedicated channel powered by FleetBroadband that operates independently from primary crew and business traffic.

"The rapid development in technology and demand for digitalization is changing the entire Maritime sector. A simple and cost-effective ENC solution can be a critical piece of our Maritime customers' digital transformation strategies," said Tim Bailey, Executive Vice President, Products, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast. "By offering Delta FLEET to our customers, we are unifying vital elements such as mission critical chart information and dedicated connectivity at a predictable cost. The complexity of managing electronic charts and publications for each voyage, and subsequent weekly updates, is vastly simplified through the SRH Pilot platform, which can be hosted on a PC or Speedcast's SIGMA Gateway. With our suite of applications and solutions under Speedcast Atlas, we continue to bring to market new best-in-class services to support our customers."

''During the past year we have been working closely with Speedcast to create a hassle-free solution for electronic chart and publication distribution,'' said Panayiotis Giannoulis, Chief Operating Officer at SRH Marine. "We look forward to continuing the partnership with Speedcast to bring innovation to the Maritime industry."