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Thursday, January 3, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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Airport City Business Park, Israel  – January 3, 2013 – Station711, the innovative and flexible 
Mobile Satellite Services division of  RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd (NASDAQ: 
RRST), announced today that its crewtalk solution, a complete onboard voice gateway, is now 
integrated with the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service. This integration enables access of up to nine simultaneous voice calls, thus increasing  both operational and personal communication accessibility and efficiency. 

The crewtalk solution is designed to support commercial, operational and pre-paid voice services, as well as  an ability  to provide the  flexibility to allocate different profiles per user and onboard 
extensions. With the updated Multi-voice  ability, the crewtalk will support up to  nine simultaneous calls and will allow customers to give their crew and officers a commercial, operational and personal link to the world while at sea.

The combined solution enhances the vessel's efficiency with an onboard PBX, integrated with a crew prepaid solution, providing controlled and managed telephony usage and costs as well as the Multivoice ability.  The solution seamlessly  integrates the existing onboard PBX to the FleetBroadband terminal and ensures that all crew phone calls are routed through the prepaid system from dedicated voice lines, or from the PBX extensions.

The integrated solution provides up to nine simultaneous voice lines with FleetBroadband 250 or 500 terminals, and up to four simultaneous voice lines with FleetBroadband 150. Thrane & Thrane Sailor terminal users can create a fully-integrated crewtalk and Multi-voice solution with just a firmware update and  no  other  additional elements required. For other FleetBroadband terminals, additional hardware can be used alongside the terminal to access the additional telephone lines with the Multivoice services.

"Station711's crewtalk solution is tailored to address varied onboard needs and challenges faced by crews at sea," commented Ohad Har-Lev, Managing Director Mobile Satellite Services, RRsat. "The integrated solution allows shipping companies to take advantage of the Multi-voice service to increase the commercial and operational onboard productivity and significantly enhance crew welfare through this proficient solution.” Read more...

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