Radio Holland awarded Great Lakes VSAT order

(ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – January 10, 2008) Radio Holland, a maritime electronics solutions provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply communication network services to a consortium of maritime shipping companies who are members of the Canadian Ship-owners Association (CSA) and the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). 

The CSA and LCA member companies operate 131 Canadian- and American-flagged ships, providing bulk carrier shipping services on the Great Lakes, coastal and Artic waters of Canada.  The site surveys are already underway, and the installations will begin in January.

Partnered with ITC Global, Radio Holland will supply communication network services such as Seatel VSAT equipment, iDirect, Linksys  and Cisco. Each solution will be seamlessly integrated with existing on-board systems and upgraded when necessary. 

Jack Haynie, President of Radio Holland USA, said, “Our objective is to implement and operate a modern vessel communications solution that will be responsive to the diverse requirements of the member companies of the CSA/LCA, for the supply and installation of  communications hardware, the broadband satellite airtime, and the post-installation service maintenance. All installations will be done in Canada and the US and will be coordinated from our projects and management dept in Houston.  All North American Radio Holland branches will be involved in the project from the start. With our US and Canada wide network of own branches we can work quickly and on the spot.”

By Professional Mariner Staff