In a yacht industry first, for delivery of ultra-high speed connectivity and content in the Mediterranean, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching a Ka-band-ready satellite solution.
Coupled with the MTN Maestro communications management solution, the company will offer customers the Skytech BB75 dual Ku/Ka-band satellite antenna. Complementing today’s MTN Ku-band service optimized through MTN Maestro, this is the first Ka-band satellite solution available for delivery to the yacht market.
MTN powers communications and content for the majority of the world’s megayachts. This new Ku/Ka-band offering also will provide a smart transition to the proprietary high throughput multi-spot beam Ku-band satellite services (MTN HTMS™) coming in the next year. The solution will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands simultaneously for yachts that need the highest speeds with the most reliability and the ultimate value.
“As provider to the most megayachts in the market, we are excited to once again deliver the newest, most powerful high-throughput communications solution to the most demanding of customers,” said Derik Wagner, managing director, MTN Yacht Business Unit. “We design the best system for each individual yacht by leveraging the latest technologies -- now operable in all frequency bands -- with the smartest applications. Not only is our Maestro platform set up for MTN HTMS -- it is Ka-band-ready. This partnership with Skytech extends our platform with an antenna that can deliver Ku- and Ka-band service simultaneously -- something the market has not yet experienced.”
MTN will debut the Skytech Ku/Ka-band satellite solution at the Monaco Yacht Show, September 24-27, 2014, at its “MTN PoP Lounge” at the Black Legend Restaurant.
“We are pleased to be partnered with the global yacht communications leader to bring this original solution to market and in a way that complements such a powerful tool as MTN Maestro,” said Edoardo Zarghetta, director, Skytech. “This is a true differentiator that we believe will exceed customer expectations.”
MTN is the leading provider of communications and content services for remote locations around the world. The company serves the following segments – Yachts, Cruise, Ferries, Oil & Gas, Commercial Shipping and Government. MTN brings a proven, time-tested ability to drive change that catapults customers to lead their markets through innovation, delivery of quality services, revenue maximization and operational efficiencies. A commitment to ongoing investment in technology infrastructure forges MTN ahead of growing market demands. Since launching the first stabilized satellite antenna for broadband service to ships in the 1980s, MTN has pioneered reliable remote connectivity technologies that become long-standing solutions. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com
Skytech, established more than 25 years ago, brings the passion and experience in the satellite communications industry to provide the strongest data connection wherever at sea, in any condition and environment. The company creates and embeds the most robust communications technologies, through relentless research and development, empowering clients to acquire ultra-fast, reliable and cost-effective data links.
Skytech’s experience is forged within the Military and Oil & Gas sectors, so that when satellite connections for onboard entertainment or commercial use is required, customers can count on the best and most refined devices. Skytech is fast-growing, a quick and highly skilled company, with a global organization, solid financial and industrial knowledge, a culture of dedication and passion, and a fully customer-oriented mindset.
With a presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Skytech brings an international pulse that monitors and ensures each one of its systems is fully performing beyond expectations at sea.