Omniaccess, Panasonic Avionics unveil satellite design for mobility markets

OmniAccess, a supplier of integrated communications solutions to super yachts and cruise-ships, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a provider of inflight entertainment and communications systems, have unveiled a tailored XTS high throughput satellite network for multiple mobility markets, the companies said.

OmniAccess and Panasonic said they began collaborating on XTS high-throughput satellite designs in September 2015 in order to bring increased capacity and performance to OmniAcess´ existing super yacht and cruise customers. Through this agreement OmniAccess has secured access to Panasonic´s existing HTS capacity, currently contracted capacity and the future XTS satellite network. Leveraging Panasonic´s existing global high-speed satellite network, OmniAccess is providing connection speeds of over 200 mbps to select individual customers.

Panasonic Global Communications Services operates a global Ku-band satellite network that provides broadband communications services to a wide range of mobile markets. Panasonic Global Communications Services is a division of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, and a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

OmniAccess is a specialized maritime IT services integrator that offers a portfolio of IT and connectivity services and products to over 250 vessels. OmniAccess operates an advanced global VSAT network on over 22 satellite-beams in both C-band and Ku-band, uplinked from five teleport-locations in Spain, Germany, Chile, Australia and the USA.