Farstad Shipping ASA has as of June 2012, granted a contract to Aalesund Data AS for the delivery of Itrust Bandwidth Optimizer (IBO) solution onboard its fleet of over 50 ships. Aalesund Data AS has worked closely with Farstad ASA in the process of testing and customization of the IBO solution for Farstad Shipping ASA.
The Itrust Bandwidth Optimizer is a product first developed by Aalesund Data AS in 2008 and has since been released in different versions. The IBO solution optimizes the data communication to the vessels through satellite or mobile connections. The units destined for delivery to Farstad Shipping ASA is IBOâv4, and these are delivered as a virtual appliance. As such, deployment and configuration is done in matter of minutes.
The delivery of the units is scheduled to take place over the forthcoming year, starting immediately and ending by June 2013. Quote from Roar Pedersen, GM, Ålesund Data AS: “This is an important contract for us, and we are proud that Farstad Shipping ASA selects our solution. It confirms our expertise in the area of maritime communications.”
Information about Farstad Shipping ASA
Farstad Shipping ASA is a major international supplier of large, modern offshore support vessels, and the fourth largest worldwide. The company head office has always been in Aalesund. Operations offices have been established in Aberdeen, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Macaé and Rio de Janeiro by a total of 2,000 employees onshore and offshore.
Farstad Shipping has a fleet of 53 vessels and 12 newbuilds. Farstad Shipping has been listed on Oslo Stock Exchange since 1988 and has over the years given the shareholders a competitive return on their investment. The number of outstanding shares is 39 million out of which approximately 46% is owned by the Farstad family. Farstad Shipping has a strong focus on health, safety, environment and quality throughout the company’s entire range of activities. This is fundamental to maintaining and strengthening their competitive position.
Information about Aalesund Data AS
Aalesund Data AS is a medium-sized Norwegian IT company that specializes in delivering high quality IT solutions to businesses, both onshore and offshore. Services include sale and administration of various server solutions, network solutions, and software development.
A large portion of our client mass is within health care, and as such, we have a very high competency in the specialized requirements found in the health care sector. This also reflects in the high quality and security of the IBOâ-range of maritime products.
Source: SMP, July 5, 2012; Image: Farstad