Speedcast International Limited, the provider of remote communication and IT solutions, and Danaos Peripherals announced a strategic alliance agreement under which the two companies will combine maritime communications with advanced application management developed by Danaos. Within 2017, the two companies will jointly release a remote and autonomous IT system on board a vessel, leveraging key technologies such as big data analytics, internet of things (IoT) and cyber security. The system will enable the remote deployment of third party services and applications, allowing for the swift and simple implementation of new capabilities to a ship.
Speedcast is a global satellite communications and network service provider, offering managed network services in more than 100 countries and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide providing connectivity to more than 10,000 ships and supporting mission critical applications.
Danaos Peripherals is a software provider to the commercial maritime industry, currently supporting more than 6,000 vessels and 500 shipping companies worldwide.
“The Speedcast and Danaos strategic alliance represents an exciting new direction for the maritime sector,” said Tim Bailey, EVP of Products, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast. “The combination of Speedcast’s expertise in delivering high quality critical communications solutions and Danaos’ ability to create a state-of-the-art application environment will accelerate the digitalization of the maritime business.”
“Danaos recognized Speedcast as a strategic partner in our vision of enhancing onboard IT infrastructure and delivering advanced solutions, meeting today’s market needs with minimal effort for implementation and support,” said Dimitris Theodossiou, managing director, Danaos Peripherals.