Speedcast International Limited, the provider of remote
communication and IT solutions, and Danaos Peripherals announced
a strategic alliance agreement under which the two companies will
combine maritime communications with advanced application
management developed by Danaos. Within 2017, the two companies
will jointly release a remote and autonomous IT system on board a
vessel, leveraging key technologies such as big data analytics,
internet of things (IoT) and cyber security. The system will
enable the remote deployment of third party services and
applications, allowing for the swift and simple implementation of
new capabilities to a ship.
Speedcast is a global satellite communications and network
service provider, offering managed network services in more than
100 countries and a global maritime network serving customers
worldwide providing connectivity to more than 10,000 ships and
supporting mission critical applications.
Danaos Peripherals is a software provider to the commercial
maritime industry, currently supporting more than 6,000 vessels
and 500 shipping companies worldwide.
"The Speedcast and Danaos strategic alliance represents an
exciting new direction for the maritime sector," said Tim Bailey,
EVP of Products, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast.
"The combination of Speedcast's expertise in delivering high
quality critical communications solutions and Danaos' ability to
create a state-of-the-art application environment will accelerate
the digitalization of the maritime business."
"Danaos recognized Speedcast as a strategic partner in our vision
of enhancing onboard IT infrastructure and delivering advanced
solutions, meeting today's market needs with minimal effort for
implementation and support," said Dimitris Theodossiou, managing
director, Danaos Peripherals.