New Satellite Communications System From Comsat Selected For Blue Riband Competition

Comsat Technology Products, Inc. recently announced that its MCS-9120 Satellite Communications Terminal has been selected for use aboard the Gentry/Continental's Proud Bird— the U.S. competitor in the upcoming challenge for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic.

This will be the first time a maritime satellite communications terminal (Satcom) has been used at continuous high-speeds (averaging 45 knots per hour), as the Gentry/Continental's Proud Bird attempts to break the record for trans-Atlantic crossings. Throughout the running, the MSC-9120 will provide voice telex and fax transmissions enabling the crew to keep abreast of weather updates and progress reports.

Comsat's MCS-9120 is one of the smallest, lightest, maritime satellite communications terminals available. It provides instantaneous, private, direct-dial, voice, data, facsimile, and telex communications through the worldwide Inmarsat satellite network.

Inmarsat is an international cooperative comprised of approximately 50 member countries that oversees operation of its global satellite system.

All communication to and from the Satcom passes through a designated Inmarsat satellite and Coast Earth Station which provides access to the international Telex and Telephone networks.

The MCS-9120 is a third generation marine satellite communications (Satcom) system.

Comsat developed and introduced the first Satcom to the marine community more than 12 years ago. Comsat Technology Products, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Comsat Corporation.

For more information and free literature from Comsat Technology Products, C i r c l e 2 6 o n R e a d e r S e r v i c e C a rd

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