Operational efficiency moves to next level

Fleet Xpress, the hybrid Ka-band/L-band service, will redefine what’s possible in maritime communications. Available now in the Indian Ocean region, global commercial service introduction is on track for early in the second half of 2015, we will offer consistent, higher bandwidth communications from a single operator.

Fleet Xpress makes video a viable proposition and enables advanced applications such as telemedicine and video surveillance, that take your operational efficiency to the next level.

It will help keep your crew happy with regular video calls back home, the ability to watch sport and the news, shop online and use social media – via their smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Exclusive access to specialist applications

Besides more bandwidth, Fleet Xpress gives you exclusive access to specialist maritime applications and content. Download the latest chart update, engine monitoring and weather-routing applications, all from a centralised source. And distribute real-time information to all the vessels in your fleet simultaneously.

Inmarsat will offer an unprecedented level of availability for VSAT services through a hybrid service combining both Global Xpress and FleetBroadband. Fleet Xpress is setting a new standard in maritime communications and it comes from a trusted supplier that’s been serving the market for over 30 years.

Seamless mobility across the globe

Whatever your course, Fleet Xpress will have you covered with a global network that’s owned and managed solely by Inmarsat. Purposely designed for mobility, it will provide a continuous, consistent service as traffic is handed seamlessly across each spot beam and from one satellite to another.

Because our network is global, Fleet Xpress delivers higher performance consistently to enable seamless, real-time operations between vessels and land offices, plus enhanced communications and entertainment for the crew.

Remote assistance and diagnostics can be carried out over a video link to solve problems more quickly and maximise your operational efficiency.

Simpler and quicker to install

Fleet Xpress is much simpler and quicker to install than existing systems, minimising any downtime in the dock for your vessels.

There’s the option of a smaller 60cm terminal that doesn’t require a crane for installation, and the set-up for all terminals will be just as simple as it is today for FleetBroadband. Once on board, our global, all-IP network enables point-and-click capability with a consistent user experience worldwide.

More affordable high-speed broadband

Global Xpress terminals for the Fleet Xpress service are lower cost than those currently available for Ku-band, and services will be available for a fixed monthly fee so you can easily manage your budget.

Global Xpress operates in the Ka-band, which is already more efficient in its use of bandwidth, but because we own and manage the entire global network, we can make more effective use of satellite resources to achieve significant cost savings. Combined with the resilience of our L-band network, which delivers 99.9% overall network availability, the net result is more affordable, more reliable high-speed broadband.