Vizada, an independent satellite communications provider, is offering shipping company customers the opportunity to reduce the cost of shore-ship communications to Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminals by activating a voice over IP (VoIP) connection on its network.
Shipping companies that use Vizada’s Inmarsat FleetBroadband service and make regular voice calls to the terminal from offices on shore simply require a VoIP-compatible PABX telephone server at their premises. Vizada can then configure its infrastructure to route VoIP calls over its network to the terminal on board ship. Once in place, all voice calls to Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminals are transited via VoIP, significantly reducing costs for the shipping company.
This configuration is available for all customers worldwide, and provides a more cost-effective voice calling service for shipping companies whose staff make regular voice calls to satellite terminals on board. End users also benefit as the dialling procedure is exactly the same as with a standard land-based voice call, avoiding the use of a specific PIN or password. The only number called is that of the satellite terminal.
Vizada’s team of IP & networking experts provides hands-on advice to shipping companies wishing to reduce the cost of communications, particularly over IP-based services such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband.
“This is a really interesting way of saving money on calls to FleetBroadband terminals,” said Reinhold Lueppen, Director Vizada Solutions. “Many of the major shipping companies that use our services make very frequent calls from shore to ship and they stand to benefit a great deal from this.”