Cooperation with Telespazio enhances the INTERSCHALT value chain

Date: 18.02.2011

At the SMM trade show in Hamburg in 2010, we announced our cooperation with the Italian communications company Telespazio S.p.A. In Fucino, Italy, Telespazio operates a large telecommunications “Teleport” with over 100 antennas. Working with Telespazio, INTERSCHALT equips ships with the communications hardware necessary for shore-based inspections.

Satellite communication from one source
In accordance with the concept of the INTERSCHALT value chain, our cooperation with Telespazio now allows us to offer air time, software solutions, service and integration into existing on-board electrical systems all from one source.

Our comprehensive service package ensures that customers only need to turn to one provider when it comes to covering all aspects of satellite communications, including the following:

  • Planning
  • Configuration
  • Logistics – on-time delivery of all components
  • Installation, implementation and connection
  • Support, maintenance contracts upon expiration of warranty periods
  • Help desk support

Our total package for satellite communication is already installed on the first ships

The first projects have already been successfully completed. The two ships concerned, the ‘Arabella D’ and the ‘Valparaiso Express’ from the ocean shipping companies Hammonia and Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, were fitted with Ku-band or C-band band antennas from SeaTel. These systems were then integrated into the on-board computer networks by experienced INTERSCHALT technicians. In another project, a container ship with 4,250 TEU of capacity was similarly equipped in a two-step process. In the first step, the hardware was installed on board and integrated into the on-board network. In the second step, special software developed by INTERSCHALT was installed and tested. This system gives users conducting on-shore inspections the capability of retrieving a large variety of ship-related data in an automated process within a narrow time frame (with about a 15-minute time lag).

Exchange of critical data between ship and shore
With our portfolio of communication services, we are meeting the growing needs of ship operators who need to exchange critical data between ship and shore. By means of a variety of interfaces such as for automation, VDR, ECDIS and the Bluefleet technical management system, ship data can be retrieved and evaluated on land.

For additional information, please contact:



maritime systems AG

Osterbrooksweg 42
22869 Schenefeld

Phone +49 40 83033-0
Fax     +49 40 8302617



Website navigation