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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Mar 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading global provider of communications solutions and services, has completed a maritime milestone, installing its 100th www.globecommsystems.com/maritime/sea-at-comm.shtml system for the customer Briese Schiffahrts.
The se@COMM system and Satlink Inmarsat FB250 FleetBroadband terminal were supplied and installed by Telaurus, a Globecomm company, on the 2008-built combination carrier BBC Jade in March 2011, two years after Briese became the first company in Europe to fit FleetBroadband FB150 on its coastal vessel Saxum.
The migration to FleetBroadband using the se@COMM system involved the replacement of Briese's legacy communications and email messaging system, reflecting greater volumes of critical data traffic and the need for transparency in managing the cost of ship-shore messaging.
Holger Boerchers Briese Schiffahrts IT manager said: "The fleetwide transition towards se@COMM and Fleet Broadband has been a long process that needed great commitment and professionalism from all those involved. We are pleased to have achieved the 100th installation after working so closely with Globecomm Maritime and look forward to a continuing collaboration with them."
Malcolm McMaster, VP Globecomm Maritime and President Telaurus Communications, said: "Our work with Briese is a great example of how a long-term collaboration can generate real savings and efficiencies across a fleet. Briese's move towards broadband demonstrates their desire to lead the trend in maritime communications, and teaming that with se@COMM allows them to keep control of costs, with a powerful, flexible product."
Globecomm Maritime's flagship product, se@COMM, allows users to communicate via email, fax, telex and SMS, as well as permitting controlled web browsing. se@COMM features real-time email delivery capabilities and unique pre-pricing by the kilobit, enabling users to control their communication spends.
se@COMM provides a high level of flexibility to address the diverse needs of ship owners and ship management companies, offering ships the benefits of shore-based email systems, while achieving an average 50% reduction on normally incurred costs.
se@COMM is enabled to operate with the latest generation of communications satellites offering background Internet Protocol-enabled broadband services. This means that users of these new satellite services can now do so secure in the knowledge that se@COMM is protecting them from unauthorized and potentially expensive usage or access to the internet.
About Briese Schiffahrts
Founded in 1983 by Roelf Briese, Briese Schiffahrts, is one of Germany's leading operators of multipurpose and project cargo tonnage. Headquartered in the maritime cluster of Leer, Briese manages 105 ships including multipurpose, heavy lift, general cargo, container and research vessels between 3,000 and 21,000 dwt. Briese employs over 100 shoreside staff in Germany and other countries with a seafaring staff of over 1,500 on board its vessels.
Telaurus Communications LLC, a Globecomm company, is a comprehensive service satellite communications company with a global presence. Headquartered in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, Telaurus has a network of agents and resellers located in the maritime centers of the world and branch offices in the US, UK, Germany and Singapore. Telaurus' position among the top tier of Inmarsat service providers was recognized with the award of Gold Service Provider status in August 2010.
About Globecomm Maritime
Globecomm Maritime has been created to combine the maritime offerings of Globecomm's four well-known maritime business units - Telaurus, Mach6, Evosat and Carrier2Carrier - under one brand together with Globecomm's global managed communications platform and engineering capabilities. Globecomm Maritime provides ships at sea and in port with a range of advanced, reliable and cost-effective maritime communications options ranging from voice and email connections up to full integration into broadband enterprise networks.
About Globecomm Systems
Globecomm Systems Inc., or Globecomm, is a leading global provider of satellite-based managed network solutions. Employing our expertise in emerging communication technologies we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. We believe our integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and our 24 by 7 network operating centers provides us a unique competitive advantage. We are now taking this value proposition to selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise, and maritime. As a network solution provider we leverage our global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters, or government offices. We currently have customers for which we are providing such services in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.
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