Imtech Marine & ITC Sign Long-Term Strategic Alliance

Source: 6/7/2012, Location: Europe

Imtech Marine B.V. and ITC Global, Inc. announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to provide a VSAT satellite communications network for the global maritime industry. This alliance cements the already well-established relationship between Imtech Marine and ITC Global in order to continue to bring the highest quality, complete satellite connectivity services to the maritime market. Under the alliance, Imtech Marine will supply, install and service shipboard maritime electronics and communications systems. ITC Global will design, supply and provide engineering support for the global satellite communications network. Together, Imtech Marine and ITC Global will offer complete solutions for the maritime sector.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Imtech Marine is a full service provider and system integrator of technology solutions for the whole ship. ITC Global, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a leading provider of VSAT satellite communications services to the mining, energy, maritime and enterprise markets throughout the world.

Global VSAT Network

Imtech Marine and ITC Global have developed a global VSAT network that delivers reliable satellite communications to the entire maritime industry. This network, the Imtech Marine global VSAT/Ku-Band network, has automatic beam switching along all of the major shipping lanes.

Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine, commented: “Imtech Marine has an extensive global network and vast knowledge and experience in the maritime market. ITC Global has extensive knowledge in setting up private, customized VSAT networks. Together we are able to offer our customers in the maritime market unparalleled service and systems.”

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Van den Adel also noted: “Our alliance with ITC Global means that our maritime customers get the benefits of having automatic beam switching and seamless connectivity for their vessels across the globe. Connectivity packages are just one of our global services. We also have the possibilities to carry out remote monitoring and maintenance through our Global Technical Assistance Centres, which are available around the clock. In addition, our portfolio of services is supported by our global network, which now consists of 89 locations worldwide. Ultimately, all of our services aim to help customers reduce their Total Cost of Ownership.”

Joe Spytek, Chief Executive Officer of ITC Global, commented: “We are delighted to have formalized our historical working relationship with Imtech Marine. Our expertise in building private, custom networks will be highly complementary to Imtech Marine’s portfolio of shipboard services. We appreciate the trust that Imtech Marine has put with ITC Global, and look forward to continue working together in the maritime industry.

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