On Thursday 7th November Navarino hosted a spectacular customer event at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre, launching their brand-new Prodigy and Spectrum connectivity services. With well over 100 guests from all parts of the shipping world, as well as a special guest speaker, Ash Dykes who trekked the Yangtze River in a year, the new connectivity services were introduced with their benefits and Navarino’s forward-thinking culture on show.
So, what is Prodigy? In association with Intelsat, Iridium, and Intellian, Prodigy is a brand-new concept in connectivity, designed to make shipping life easier through being a fully managed service. As shipping is becoming evermore like the typical office, having a system that evolves with your connectivity-related needs is highly significant. Prodigy does just that – it evolves with your applications to enable dynamic bandwidth allocation. The hybrid Ku and L-band service is supported by smarter infrastructure which ensures hyper-efficient distribution of bandwidth to vessels.
The new service comes in three separate packages, designed to suit the varying and dynamic needs of ships. But all of the packages offer benefits that welcome this next stage of connectivity. For Prodigy, these benefits offer primary and back-up communication at one fixed monthly fee, with flexible monthly subscriptions at competitive pricing.
One of the biggest talking points at the event was the unique benefits that could impact your shipping operations, and pointedly change the game in connectivity. Prodigy provides true redundancy, with no single point of failure. This is through a continuous connectivity via a dual satellite constellation system, with Intelsat and Iridium being independent networks. Furthermore, Navarino have banded together the fastest satellites in the market; with Intelsat having more High Throughput Satellites than any other provider, and Iridium Certus being the fastest L-band available. What’s more is that the service would be fully and entirely managed by Navarino themselves with the latest technology infrastructure. This includes the most advanced bandwidth optimization solution, designed and developed by Navarino, Infinity.
With shipping continuously thriving, and new routes needed in order to cope with increasing capacity, 100% of global coverage is highly important. This is done through Iridium Certus, as well as Intelsat offering network-wide Ku-band coverage, as seen below.
This new service, like its name, represents the culture of the company in which it was made. That is, being adventurous leaders in the maritime technology market. Special guest speaker, Ash Dykes, also represents this culture. Dykes spent one-year trekking across the Yangtze river in China, sponsored by Navarino. His adventures were precarious yet enlightening to what the world beholds and his speech offered thought-provoking material which guests responded well to.
Navarino want to continue to progress connectivity to the next level, and challenge a traditionally staid industry. Prodigy allows customers to undertake tasks in new and better ways, and ultimately work faster and more reliably than previously allowed. Prodigy is about empowerment, and empowering you to do more.
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