Radio Holland awarded VSAT/connectivity contract Alaska Marine Highway System
Radio Holland USA (Houston, TX) – Radio Holland USA has been awarded a multi-year contract for supply of VSAT and airtime services for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). The fleet, a division of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, State of Alaska, is made up of 11 vessels; transporting people and vehicles to 34 locations along the Alaska coastline and along a 1000 mile stretch of the Aleutian Chain to the Bering Sea. The route goes through the Inside Passage and passes through islands with high mountains and steep fjords.
Due to the extreme northern latitudes and the rugged terrain, typical off the shelf supplied equipment and airtime services would not meet the demanding requirements for the AMHS. Radio Holland USA and Radio Holland Connect have teamed to design a private network for shared access to the vessels. This private network approach is the most cost effective method to buying bandwidth in bulk and utilizes sophisticated routing technology to ensure customer service levels are achieved 24x7x365.
“This will be a another major success story for the team of Radio Holland USA and Radio Holland Connect coming on the heels of our successfully deployed 55 vessel private network set up for multiple shipping companies operating along the St. Lawrence Seaway”, as per Dé Slager, CEO Radio Holland Group.
In addition to the equipment that will be provided and the airtime supplied Radio Holland will support the overall effort of the AMHS Information Technology Services personnel as they strive for near 100% coverage for data and voice services within the demanding vessel footprint for the ferry routes. The vessels will all eventually have public phone systems, ATMs, and WI-FI services for their passengers. Additional information about the Alaska Marine Highway System can be found at: www.ferryalaska.com.
Radio Holland provides seamless coverage over all major shipping routes around the world. With "Connector by Radio Holland" they offer our customers a total connectivity solution; hardware, installation, service and airtime, which includes 'always-on' unlimited broadband internet access, low cost voice over IP (VoIP) calls, email, GSM on board and other value added services.
About Radio Holland Group
Radio Holland USA is part of Radio Holland Group, a specialized company in the supply, installation, integration and service of maritime electronics and also known as connectivity provider. The company employs some 1000 people worldwide in more than 60 own branches, strategically located along all major shipping routes. The Radio Holland Group represents a wide range of internationally renowned manufacturers and continuously focuses on electronic & functional innovations in Communication, Navigation and Automation equipment. Radio Holland is known for its 24-hour service on the spot. Many ship owners around the world use the services of Radio Holland to maintain and repair the equipment on board. Radio Holland has many customers in the international shipping market: deep sea ship owners, coastal & inland shipping, dredging, government & navy, mega yacht shipyards, fishery, etc. Radio Holland enjoys a high reputation worldwide as an all round maritime electronics specialist. Unique is its worldwide ISO: 9001 certification, granted by Lloyds, emphasizing RH’s focus on delivering quality at all times.
Radio Holland Group is a member of Imtech Marine Group. The Imtech Marine Group is an independent group of well established and renowned Imtech companies who have joined forces and cooperate to offer the marine industry a wide range of technical solutions. The group offers tailor made, innovative solutions (systems and services) in automation, nav/com, HVAC (heating, ventilation & air condition), fire protection, energy and AV entertainment. The Imtech Marine Group includes renowned companies like Imtech Marine Germany, Imtech Marine & Offshore, Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik, Radio Holland Group, Royal Dirkzwager and Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties, employs more than 2500 people and produced revenues in excess of € 550 Mio in 2009.