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  • 2015 February 9 12:32

    Marine Atlantic Inc. chooses Imtech Marine/Radio Holland ship to shore VSAT solution for Canadian ferries

    Ferry Highlanders from Maritime Atlantic Inc.Marine Atlantic Inc. (MAI) selected Imtech Marine Canada to replace its ship to shore wireless communication system. Given a short timeframe, installation took place in just three weeks. Owned by the Canadian government, Marine Atlantic Inc. operates four of the largest ferries in North America and sails between the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia on a daily basis, the company said in its press release.

    In the government tender for the contract Marine Atlantic Inc. requested a ‘reliable, up-to-date and scalable ship to shore communications platform. Imtech Marine, through its service and navigation/communication brand Radio Holland, provided a completely integrated system - the hardware, but also the VSAT and a backup Fleet Broad Band Satellite Airtime.

    “When we began the RFP process, one of our key objectives was to not only find a service provider but a business partner; a company we felt could support our existing vessel communication needs, also providing strategic advice and input as we continue to modernize many of our business processes across the fleet,” said Colin Tibbo, CIO of Marine Atlantic Inc. “Our service needs will continue to evolve as we work to strengthen onboard services to both customers and crew and we will continue to look to Imtech/Radio Holland for their expertise to ensure we have the systems in place to support our business.”

    Henk VanHeuveln, Area Manager at Imtech Marine Canada, comments: “The Imtech Marine Managed Solution ensures that MAI has 100% coverage - from dock to dock.”




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