Optimized Data Communication at Bergesen

Bergesen D.Y. ASA in Norway has, for a long time, tested different communication systems to improve data communication between ship and office.

Electrical superintendent at Bergesen, Odd Jarle Holtekj0len, confirms that the decision has been made to install CommBox on 16 vessels. "We have tested CommBox on vessels with Inmarsat A. Inmarsat B, Inmarsat Fleet 77 and via GSM. CommBox has proven to us that it is a reliable and flexible solution" said Holtekjolen. "We have reduced our data communication cost with 65 to 70 percent on our pilot vessels. Taken in account the improved stability of established calls almost without failures the reduction of cost in some areas can be even more." Managing Director Morten Aasen at Virtek Communication says having Bergesen as its customer is a major acknowledgement for Virtek.

CommBox is a combined cost efficient E-mail server with a TCP/IP router designed for satellite communication.

CommBox allows applications to use the link for mail transfer, file transfer and database replication.

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