VIKAND and Inmarsat to bring a COVID-19 video information hotline to Inmarsat’s global shipping and energy clients.
(Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 20, 2020)
VIKAND SOLUTIONS, LLC, a global, maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, and INMARSAT, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today announced that VIKAND will bring a COVID-19 information hotline to Inmarsat’s global shipping and energy clients.
This service will ensure that Inmarsat clients have 24/7 access to call VIKAND’s expert staff for information to help navigate COVID-19 related, medical questions. By facilitating access to timely information for a vessel, client uncertainty will be reduced, their decisions will be more informed, and actions can be taken faster by clients to help mitigate and resolve risks. The hotline video call functionality is powered by proprietary AI Edge collaboration technology from FrontM who like VIKAND are a Certified Application Provider (CAP) to Inmarsat.
“By urgently providing this video information hotline along with Inmarsat and FrontM we will offer vessel owners and Captains all over the world easy access to information to help give relevant medical information around COVID-19 at this difficult time. Over the longer term, our shared vision for the partnership with Inmarsat is to ensure a healthier environment onboard ships, early intervention when seafarers are not well and a rapid support system in the event of an emergency, utilizing the communication strength of Inmarsat. ” - Peter Hult, CEO of VIKAND
“We are delighted that VIKAND and FrontM will join Inmarsat in delivering this timely, relevant and requested information service to our Fleet Xpress clients,” said Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime. “This is fully in line with our wider partnership vision to help resolve medical concerns quicker and allowing companies to respond earlier in case of medical emergencies.” “As part of our new suite of Maritime Digital Solutions, our Dedicated Bandwidth Services are available across either our Fleet Xpress or FleetBroadband networks and are designed specifically for applications such as VIKAND that need direct access to the vessel and cannot be constrained or interrupted by crew or operational traffic,” - Mr. Camporeale.
“We are extremely honored to be collaborating with Inmarsat and Vikand to assist in the provision of this urgently needed Covid-19 hotline service. In these unprecedented times, it has never been more important to provide shipping firms and their seafaring workforces with access to the satellite, communication and healthcare support needed to provide the level of care and attention seafarers need to overcome the current crisis whilst remaining healthy at sea”. - Guillermo Acilu, founder & CTO of FrontM.
VIKAND is a leading global maritime healthcare solutions provider offering 24/7 medical management, consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and sales, case and claims management, medical escort service, and air and surface decontamination solutions to the industry.
VIKAND’s vision is to be the world’s leading expert in Maritime Health Care and VIKAND’s mission is to provide the highest quality, timely and most cost-effective Maritime Health Care possible. VIKAND strives to provide reliable services by skilled professionals supported by the most current technology.
For more information, visit http://www.vikand.com
Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.
The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.
Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe. For more information, visit https://www.inmarsat.com
FrontM is a UK headquartered technology startup with teams spread between London, SFO and Bangalore. FrontM provides a highly scalable collaboration and programmable AI software platform built to operate in isolated and remote environments such as the maritime and aviation sectors. FrontM’s applications enable service partners and shipping companies to automate business processes, whilst bringing shore to ship teams together via a set of configurable automation tools that incorporate offline features.
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