Satellite Services

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SIRM offers its customers a wide and articulated portfolio of satellite solutions based on the most modern technologies (VSAT, FleetBroaband, Inmarsat FleetXpress, Thuraya, Iridium Pilot e Certus) to support all on-board communications and to make the main business processes more efficient.

SIRM is a one-stop provider for all satellite communication platforms in the maritime environment, such as VSAT (C, KA and KU-band), Inmarsat FleetXpress, Inmarsat C and legacy services, FleetOne, FleetBroadband, Iridium and Thuraya. Based on the specific communication needs of the customer, our experts are able to identify the best solution and related value-added services.

SIRM is able to provide a complete range of solutions, from a simple portable satellite telephone to an integrated VSAT communication solution to offer internet access to the passengers of a cruise ship.

Communication services are crucial today on board any ship and will be more and more so in the future, for this reason SIRM has decided to invest in the most advanced technological solutions and to make available to customers a dedicated design and support team.

Maritime VSAT solutions represent an investment for shipping companies that can improve the productivity of processes and crew welfare, thanks to the ability to offer broadband solutions with global coverage for both data and voice at extremely competitive costs. Thanks to its partnerships with the world’s leading operators, SIRM is able to offer VSAT connectivity solutions in the KU/KA/C band with both global and regional coverage. Recently the SIRM offering portfolio has also been enriched with Inmarsat’s FleetXpress solution which combines in a single solution a global coverage in KA band with the reliability of the FleetBroadband backup solution.

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FleetXpress details

FleetBroadband is one of the most widespread technology solutions in maritime communications, thanks to its wide service coverage, voice quality combined with a global data service coverage. The solution is characterized by a high price/performance ratio with a device that is easy to install, configure and maintain. The solution is based on the BGAN network and uses the Inmarsat I-4 satellite constellation, ensuring access to all internet services and constant connection to the company network, also through the value-added solutions for intranet and VPN offered by SIRM.

To meet the communication needs of small boats with occasional or seasonal use of the service and as a complement to VHF and GSM communication solutions, Inmarsat has launched the Fleet One solution on the market, with two tariff plans to best meet the communication needs of commercial and pleasure boats.

SIRM is Inmarsat’s Gold Service Provider and partner of the most important Inmarsat VAR.

Dettagli FleetBroadband
Dettagli Fleet One

In the field of mobile satellite solutions, SIRM is also able to offer its customers voice and data solutions based on the IRIDIUM and Thuraya constellations.  The Iridium service allows voice, SMS and data communications with global coverage of 100% of the planet (including all oceans, airspace and polar regions). It is an idea solution for both the maritime and aviation sectors, for the government, for the military, for the media, for emergency and humanitarian services and for all those who want a reliable and extensive service.
Thuraya is a system based on a network of the latest generation of Geostationary satellites, covering more than 150 countries. The system supports satellite data and voice transmission. A network designed to offer personal mobile services even in remote and advanced areas, completing the offer with equipment for vehicular, maritime and terrestrial use.
SIRM as an independent operator is able to identify the best solution based on the needs of its customers and offer a range of value-added services to complete the communication system.

Dettagli Iridium
Dettagli Thuraya

SIRM also offers the market Inmarsat satellite communication solutions necessary to ensure on-board safety as established by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

SIRM offers three INMARSAT solutions, as established by the IMO, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter IV, namely:

Inmarsat C
Inmarsat Fleet F77

Boats with Inmarsat terminals that support the Distress function can send an alarm by simply pressing the dedicated SOS button. The alarm is handled with high priority by Inmarsat earth stations and sent to the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC). In addition, ships also have the possibility to send distress priority messages through the Inmarsat C.

For voice communications you can also use the portable ISatPhone solutions that offer a high quality satellite phone service anywhere in the world. SIRM offers the possibility to offer the low-cost solution iSatPhone Pro or the robust iSatPhone Pro .

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We are aware that there is no satellite communication solution suitable for all ships, so at SIRM we work to always find the best solution for our customers, with a specific response for large commercial transport fleets, passenger ships, fishing vessels and pleasure craft. With a growing demand for services that focus on reliability and performance, without losing sight of costs, SIRM provides solutions that offer the best to support operational efficiency and to offer internet access services for the crew and passengers.
We provide satellite services using the various constellations available (VSAT, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband and FleetOne, Inmarsat FleetXpress, Iridium, Thuraya) that offer global coverage, maximum network availability, reliable voice services, high speed data and easy integration with ground systems. Our connectivity services offering always combines with a wide range of value-added services in the cloud to make it even easier to reach a ship wherever it is in the world.

Our value proposition is based on:

  • Solution engineering (airtime products and services)
  • Sale or rental of communication equipment (VSAT antennas, FBB, Iridium and Thuraya terminals)
  • Managing backup options of the main communication channel
  • Installation and configuration with a team of qualified engineers
  • Selection of the best partners able to ensure the availability of a robust and reliable network
  • Customer Services 24/7/365, through the Network Operation Center and worldwide support
  • Management of the alert thresholds and control of consumption
  • Integrated billing service for a clear and transparent telephone account
  • Possibility to use pre-paid or post-paid solutions
  • On-board IT management and ready-to-use cloud solutions
  • Cybersecurity Management

The best solution for every request of our customers. Always!

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Global Connectivity

A complete range of satellite connectivity solutions integrated with FleetOnCloud value-added services, to meet the needs of having a ship always connected


Choice of a wide range of SATCOM terminals designed and optimised for use in the maritime field, thanks to the consolidated partnership with the main international brands

Worldwide Support

Support for the entire life cycle of the communication project, through NOC active 24/7 with a dedicated team of experts, to ensure maximum availability of the satellite service.

A range of solutions to add value to satellite connectivity

FleetOnCloud Gateway

Multi-function, multi-channel system for centralised management of the network, on-board services and available satellite channels (primary and backup).

FleetOnCloud Operation

Integrated solution to safely and effectively manage fleet operations and capture the value generated by on-board data

FleetOnCloud Cybersecurity

Network security solutions and systems on board ship through a tailored approach taking into account systems, software, procedures and the human factor.

FleetOnCloud CrewONE

Integrated solution to securely and effectively manage access to voice and data services for crew and passengers via a single Virtual Scratch Card


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