$1.2-Million In Marisat Terminal Contracts Goes To Scientific-Atlanta

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., has announced the receipt of orders of a total value of approximately $1.2 million for Model 3055M Marisat satellite communications terminals from two of the largest international oil companies.

Texaco Inc. has ordered 11 communications terminals to be placed on its tankers used in U.S. Gulf and i n t e r n a t i o n a l service. The shipboard terminals will modernize ship-to-shore communications on these vessels by the use of Comsat General's Marisat satellite communications system. An order for 10 shipboard terminals has been received from Phillips Petroleum Company for equipping tankers in its international fleet. The terminals will provide telephone, telex, and data service to and from ships, ports, and company facilities throughout the world.

Scientific-Atlanta has sold more than 500 shipboard terminals for Marisat service since the program was begun in 1974. The Marisat international network is replacing previous slow and often unreliable, short-wave maritime communications.

The satellite system provides instant communications contact and is credited by owners and ships' captains with improving safety and bringing about significant savings in fleet operations.

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