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ESVAGT upgrades its on board internet

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2017 07:53 BST

VSAT will vastly improve the internet connection for both crew and guests.

VSAT will vastly improve the internet connection for both crew and guests.

ESVAGT has chosen to upgrade the satellite communication on board its vessels to give customers and crew a much improved and more stable connection.

“The use of wireless communication has increased significantly over the last few years, as has the need and desire for a more stable internet connection on board,” says Lars Knudsen, ESVAGT Head of IT.

With the so-called Hybrid VNO satellite solution, users will experience a tangible improvement both in internet access and in the quality of satellite telephone conversations.

“The new solution takes better advantage of the surplus capacity on the satellite that users will experience in the form of a palpable upgrade. The internet connection will be fast and stable, and the satellite telephone will function almost perfectly,” says Lars Knudsen.

The bandwidth is far from the 50 or 100 megabits that many have at home but it is sufficient to cover most work and leisure digital communication needs. The new connection will give ESVAGT enough bandwidth to allow both crew and guests on board to communicate with their friends and family in their free time without interfering with the operation of the vessel’s IT systems.

About ESVAGT

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference room, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.