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Elcome Expands Marine Satellite Airtime Service Offerings

Airtime Monitoring Hub of Elcome International in Dubai for VSAT and L–band operations

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Sept. 6, 2016 – Elcome International is expanding its portfolio of marine satellite communication services, including above-deck and below-deck equipment, software and managed airtime solutions.

The Dubai-based company is a major reseller of Ku-band VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. Elcome is also the authorized Accounting Authority (AAIC) for activation of Inmarsat terminals and LRIT conformance tests for most flag states worldwide.

Elcome is now offering a range of value-added services, including seamless connectivity and high-speed broadband at sea for crew and business applications, backed by 24/7 support and remote troubleshooting. Elcome’s customizable dashboards provide customers airtime monitoring, including real-time information on traffic for voice and data with associated costs.

Elcome also offers advanced marine communication and management software for ship’s email, instant messaging, news, forms, position reporting, crew internet, weather, automatic file transfer and anti-virus protection in one integrated vessel portal. Elcome provides satellite based vessel tracking and position reporting solutions including on-demand position reports.

Global Eagle Entertainment recently named Elcome as an authorized representative for its EMC-branded global Ku-band VSAT connectivity and content. Elcome and EMC are currently working together on a major fleet wide retrofit program for a large tanker fleet.

“Satellite communication is one of our fastest growing areas of business,” said Jatin Sharma, senior manager for navigation and communications at  Elcome International. “Our full-time dedicated marine communications team can engineer tailor-made straightforward solutions, inclusive of hardware, airtime, value-added services and 24/7 support  that meet the needs of each vessel and crew.”

About Elcome International LLC

Founded in 1969, Elcome International LLC is a diversified turnkey solutions provider of marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. With its modern 100,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Dubai, Elcome has sales and support offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 200 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DNV. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for many of the world’s major manufacturers of marine products and systems, and manufactures its own line of type-approved marine electrical switchboards under the ELSYS brand name. The company provides 24/7 shipboard installation, support, and flyaway service for navigation, communication, automation, and safety systems for over 800 vessels per month with a first-time fix-rate of 96 percent. Additionally, Elcome is South East Asia’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates an FTA-approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai for dynamic positioning and ECDIS courses.

Press Contacts:

Dani Gorgon
Elcome International LLC
+971 (0) 4 8121333
dani.gorgon@elcome.com

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
+1 (757) 451-0602
jrhodes@rhodescomm.com