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June 2, 2014

Globecomm Displays Communication Range at Posidonia

Specialist communications provider Globecomm Maritime said it will use the Posidonia 2014 exhibition to showcase the latest additions to its innovative range of connectivity management solutions. Globecomm also said it will provide a chance for users to hear from experts on how to get the best from next generation ship-shore communications solutions.

New from Globecomm is Nimbus, a scalable platform solution for managing and simplifying ship and shore-based communications, enabling users to choose the applications and levels of user control that suit them best.

Key Nimbus functionality includes acceleration, compression and caching for improved web browsing, a built-in email server enabling use of any email client and embedded PayPal for prepay crew access.

Sales & Marketing Director – Europe, Gregor Ross, said Nimbus provides a tool for owners who want to unlock the potential of communications but also stay in control. “As the bandwidth available to maritime users increases and shipboard networks become more complex, Nimbus permits officers and crew to access a greater range of value added and third party applications, while enabling the owner to retain a practical level of control,” Ross said. “Nimbus supports multiple LANs for business, crew, charterer and M2M applications and enables BYOD for business and crew use.”

On Tuesday June 3, Ross will join a panel hosted by FutureCare and Yale University School of Medicine discussing the advantages of telemedicine for crew healthcare in the era of the Maritime Labor Convention.

Earlier this year Globecomm and FutureCare partnered to create FutureCare Live, a video-enabled telemedicine solution integrated into Globecomm’s popular Access Chat service.

FutureCare Live combines Future Care’s Caring for the Crew program with Globecomm’s Access Chat Plus live video streaming software to provide a revolutionary level of medical care to commercial shipping and marine personnel during emergency illness or injury at sea.

Ross said the ability of Access Chat Plus to deliver video streaming over low bandwidth connections makes it the perfect partner for FutureCare’s medical services. “Shipowners and managers are more than ever focused on the ‘human factor’ as the key to safe and efficient operations. Until now, this focus has lacked the mechanism to truly provide a reliable telemedicine service. Putting Access Chat Plus together with Future Care creates the opportunity to deliver a service that can improve healthcare for mariners and also be highly cost effective.”