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available from a variety of service equipment manufacturers.

The eTrac SSAS is from KVH

Industries, Inc. The small, integrated eTrac SSAS uses the Inmarsat mini-C communication system and real-time

GPS position reporting to provide alert messaging capabilities aboard vessels worldwide. Initially developed to help commercial vessel owners and crews maximize their safety and meet strict new IMO and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations, the eTrac SSAS also serves as an excellent resource for passengers and crews of private yachts, enabling them to send instant alerts in response to danger, such as terrorism, piracy, or vessel distress. The KVH eTrac SSAS stands less than 6-in. high and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The eTrac

SSAS antenna is a fully integrated sys- tem, containing a transceiver, antenna, and a 12-channel GPS receiver. The two panic buttons can be placed as far as 165 ft. away from an interconnection box to make sure an alert can easily be sound- ed should the need arise. With no monthly subscriptions or transmission costs for emergency messages. eTrac

SSAS offers an extremely low lifetime cost.

Sailor's SSAS meets the SOLAS requirements by IMO. Based on the

Inmarsat C system, the new Sailor

H3000M SSA Mini-C solution offers a

For additional information on the com- panies mentioned in the Satellite

Communications report, circle the appropriate number on the Reader

Service Card in this edition.

Connexion by Boeing 50

EMSSatcom 51

Eurocomm 2

Globalstar 53

Inavsat 4

Inmarsat 55

Iridium 6

Kongsberg Seatex 57

KVH 58

Marlink 32

MTN 59

Nera 60

Sailor 1

Satamatics 96

SeaDigital 62

Seatel 31

Seawave 63

Skanti 97

Stratos 64

Telenor Satellite Services 65

Thales 66

Thrane & Thrane 67

Xantic 68 wide range of communications services providing a SSAS solution.

The Sailor H3000M SSA Mini-C also provides traditional Inmarsat-C servic- es, such as position reporting and polling, e-mail, fax, telex, X.25 data files and mobile-to-mobile communica- tion. The Sailor H3000M SSA Mini-C is a unique Inmarsat Mini-C system, comprising a transceiver, antenna and 12-channel GPS receiver in one single unit. When one of the Alert Buttons is activated, the Sailor H3000M SSA

Mini-C transmits an alert to an Inmarsat

Land Earth Station (LES). The alert

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