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During the past 20 years Inmarsat equipment has been an essential part of FURUNO's portfolio of contemporary communication products.
From the first Inmarsat C products FELCOM -10, 11 and 12 to the modern FELCOM-15 and FELCOM-16 FURUNO has captured significant market share within the GMDSS equipment, and VMS (Vessel Monitoring System - mandatory in many fishing vessels within the EU and other places in the world).
New IMO requirements for SOLAS vessels over 300 GT (Gross Tons) and passenger vessels, provides installation of SSAS equipment (Ship Security and Alert System) - and LRIT (Long Range Identification System).
To those requirements, FURUNO has developed dedicated models e.g. FELCOM -15 SSAS but also a smart upgrade kits for excisiting FELCOM-15 models comprising of two 'alert' keys (IC-307). Alternatively, a dedicated FELCOM-16 SSAS unit is availble for those who trust that normal Inmarsat C traffic should not be part of the SSAS concept.
All FURUNO's newer models (FELCOM-12, 15 and 16) can be upgraded to both LRIT and SSAS.
FURUNO DANMARK is also an agent for the mandatory 'Performance test' for LRIT models, a test which must ensure that equipment is operating with full contact for 24 hours without interruption. Based on these tests a certificate will be issued.
Inmarsat B and Inmarsat Fleet Equipment
Inmarsat B terminals: FURUNO FELCOM-80, 81 and 82 B is still in operation after approx. 12 years upon the implementation of the system.
Inmarsat has announced that Inmarsat B service will cease in December 2014
Since 2004, FURUNO has marketed Inmarsat Fleet terminals which provide improved data facilities. With these products FURUNO managed to turn users from Inmarsat B and M terminals to the more modern terminals. Fleet terminals have been marketed as FELCOM-30, 50 and 70.
These terminals are no longer in production since spring 2010 and has been replaced by Furuno's Fleet Broadband terminals. FURUNO still renders service and repair of the Fleet models.
In line with the rapid developments in data traffic, FURUNO has launched the FELCOM-250 and FELCOM-500 which handles dataspeed up to 428 kbps and thus ensure efficient data traffic simultaneously with the settlement of telephone conversations.
Read more about the new FURUNO terminals
NEW IsatPhone Pro
FURUNO DANMARK has launched the new IsatPhone Pro which is a unique alternative to the Iridium phones. The Inmarsat phone can be used in the Inmarsat area (70 degrees north - to 70 degrees south), is robust and provides very good voice quality. The launch has included attractive air time packages.