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铱 launches global maritime distress and safety service

卢森堡,2020年12月16日。 – 铱 Communications launched its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service, giving seafarers, “for the first time in history”, “a real-time emergency response and rescue service that works everywhere in the world”.

“No other maritime emergency response system matches the coverage and real-time communications capability of the 铱 GMDSS service,” the company said. The announcement came during a virtual press conference held featuring 铱 leadership, industry officials and experts. “It is not every day that you get to announce the launch of a service that will most certainly save lives”, Matt Desch, CEO of 铱, said at that event.

GMDSS是受国际海事组织(International Maritime Organization)监管的一项国际监管服务’s(IMO)海上人命安全(SOLAS)公约。它为遇险海员提供了救生帮助,如今已在60,000多艘船上配备了设备,其中许多船都带有多个码头。铱’的服务功能与国际SOS按钮非常相似,但是,与其他选项不同,它包括作为标准的实时紧急语音呼叫服务,遇险警报(SOS按钮)和铱星提供的海上安全信息’无与伦比的真正的全球覆盖率。

铱’的GMDSS服务建立在公司之上’耗资30亿美元的升级卫星网络,于2019年完成,并利用了该公司’s valuable L-band satellite spectrum. With over 1.4 million subscribers around the world, including communications systems on tens of thousands of ships and aircraft today, 铱’推出的GMDSS服务“使公司变得更加空谈’该公司的承诺和传统,即为世界上约有85%的人口提供一个没有任何或可靠的手机覆盖范围的更安全环境。”

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