Satellite Communications Cost Benefit Study Offered By Maritel

Maritel, Inc., Annapolis, Md., has recently published a 14-page maritime satellite communication study titled "MARISAT—A Cost- Benefit Perspective." The study contains an examination of the performance, availability, and reliability, compared with conventional means of maritime communications; a cost com- parison; and new operational benefits.

The study, with its supporting statistics and tables, provides a good basis for review of the benefits of equipping vessels with MARISAT mobile satellite communications terminals.

Maritel and its shipboard terminal supplier, Japan Radio Co., Ltd., offers the JUE-5A for sale or lease to vessel owners. Maritel has also developed a cost benefit evaluation method that can be used by companies to compare the financial merits of MARISAT's use.

R e q u e s t s f o r copies of the study, specifics on individual fleet cost benefit evaluation methods, or equipment information can be obtained by writing David King, Maritel, Inc., Dept. MR, 2510 Riva Road, Annapolis, Md. 21401.

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