Forget the Dog, MTN Delivers the News Onboard Residensea

If visions of the family dog bringing its master a paper, pipe and slippers is a part of Americana folklore. Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc.

(MTN) delivery of daily news to residents aboard the world's most unique cruise ship is visions of the future.

MTN has entered an agreement with ResidenSea to provide newspaper services on board The World, the new vessel that is the first resort community at sea, continuously circumnavigating the globe. Using MTN's OceanNews services, provided through an alliance with NewspaperDirect, the residents and guests of The World are able to get their newspaper — wherever they happen to be.

MTN has formed a strategic alliance with NewspaperDirect and, using total global satellite services, can now deliver current full-format newspapers from around the world directly to the cruise vessel while at sea, or in foreign ports.

MTN and NewspaperDirect have made it easy for cruise guests to read their favorite newspapers every day. State-of-the-art technology and the power of the Internet bring current, digitally imaged, full-format newspapers on board. NewspaperDirect's Network Operations Center (NOC) collects and receives newspapers from various publishers around-the-clock via the Internet.

Newspaper files are then pushed via MTN's Satellite High-speed IP Network, ShipNet — to dedicated laser printers onboard the vessel. Copies of the newspapers are ready to print on-demand, and the cruise guests can receive their hometown newspaper on the open seas. Guests can subscribe for the entire cruise or order individually anytime during their stay. Bradford Briggs, MTN's Senior Vice President and General Manager said, "MTN is excited to bring the extended convenience of a full format newspaper service to vessels served by our global satellite network. We look forward to delivering OceanNews and other exciting, emerging technologies to our customers." Circle 198 on Reader Service Card www.maritimereporterinfo.com

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