Thuraya, DigiGone partner on medical lifeline for remote locations

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications has teamed up with DigiGone to launch the communication solution DigiMed, a telemedicine solution to assist teams working in remote areas.

The DigiMed kit allows crucial face-to-face consults to take place between patients and doctors through "real time" teleconferencing enabled by Thuraya broadband terminals. 

Ideal for workers in the fields of relief, marine and enterprise, the cost-effective solution encrypts high-quality, real-time video using only a fraction of the available bandwidth.

Capable of streaming patient data in real time, allowing medical professionals to make on-the-spot decisions in emergency situations, DigiMed can be used with the Thuraya IP+ terminal and IP, to establish a secure, flexible platform that can be customized to a specific business. 

Michael Dunleavy, president, DigiGone, said: "Thuraya is a terrific partner, enabling DigiGone to reach more users across the EMEA in need of our affordable and secure solutions for health, security and operational support. Combining the extraordinary value of Thuraya with the efficiency of DigiGone literally delivers enhanced medical care to the remotest of locations at a truly affordable price."

Randy C. Roberts, chief innovation officer, Thuraya Telecommunications, said: "We are pleased to partner with DigiGone to offer a solution that will revolutionize telemedicine and which will serve as a vital lifeline for organizations working out in the field. To develop a solution for people who live, work or travel in remote areas aligns with our mission to save and improve lives."

The compact, lightweight, portable kits are designed and built for easy transport and storage and the coverage area is virtually worldwide.

About DigiGone

Based in Largo, Fla., DigiGone is a software development and hardware integration company specializing in encrypted software-based communication and security solutions that are portable, easy to use and cost effective. The DigiGone collaboration tool is used by U.S. and international military forces and government agencies, as well as global shipping and fishing  companies, medical care providers and NGOs. DigiGone is a business unit of Diginonymous LLC. For more information visit

By Professional Mariner Staff