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January 09, 2013
Product Integrated with FleetBroadband Multi-Voice to Offer Virtual PBX Functions
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Station711, the mobile satellite arm of RRsat Global Communications Network, has integrated its crewtalk solution, a complete onboard voice gateway, with the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service, enabling access of up to nine simultaneous voice calls and offering new virtual PBX capabilities.

The crewtalk solution from Station711 is designed to support commercial, operational and pre-paid voice services. The onboard voice gateway also has the ability to allocate different profiles per user and onboard extensions. It provides up to nine simultaneous voice lines with FleetBroadband 250 or 500 terminals as well as four simultaneous voice lines with FleetBroadband 150. This enables crewtalk allows customers to give their crew and officers a commercial, operational and personal link to the world while at sea.

The integration of the voice gateway with FleetBroadband Multi-voice service is expected to increase both operational and personal communication accessibility and efficiency. By providing an onboard PBX (News - Alert) integrated with a crew prepaid solution, the solution enhances vessel's efficiency while reducing costs.

Further, the solution provides controlled and managed telephony usage and seamlessly integrates the existing onboard PBX with the FleetBroadband terminal, ensuring that all crew phone calls are routed through the prepaid system from dedicated voice lines, or from the PBX extensions.

With the robust offering in place, Thrane & Thrane Sailor terminal users can create a fully-integrated crewtalk and multi-voice solution with just a firmware update and no other additional elements required.

."Station711's crewtalk solution is tailored toaddress varied onboard needs and challenges faced by crews at sea," said Ohad Har-Lev, managing director Mobile Satellite Services, RRsat, in a statement.  "The integrated solution allows shipping companies to take advantage of the Multi-voice service to increase the commercial and operational on-board productivity and significantly enhance crew welfare through this proficient solution."

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Edited by Jamie Epstein

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