|[May 01, 2012]
Skymira to Outfit Higman Marine's Inland Tug Fleet with Dual Communication Capability
MILFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Skymira LLC, a leading provider of mobile business applications and
machine-to-machine telemetry services for workflow automation, today
announced that it has begun implementation of a dual communication
capability for Higman Marine's fleet of fifty seven inland towboats. The
dual communication is designed to provide business continuity in the
event of a natural disaster, such as a major hurricane.
Higman Marine, a leading provider of inland marine transportation
services for bulk liquid petroleum and chemical cargoes, selected
Skymira based on the firm's experience and ability to rapidly deliver
tailored solutions leveraging Skymira's portfolio of hosted
off-the-shelf mobile business applications.
In order to assure business continuity during natural disasters, Skymira
isutilizing Inmarsat's (News - Alert) [LSE:ISAT] recently launched ISATData Pro
service and Skywave's IDP680 terminals. These terminals will allow for
email communication via satellite in the event the cellular network
along the Gulf of Mexico is severely impacted by a major hurricane. The
application will also allow for GPS fleet tracking. ISATData Pro is a
cost-effective solution that delivers significantly greater performance
over other services in the market.
"Communication is vital to the continuity of our operations," said
Gordie Keenan, Vice President, Higman Marine. "Now in the event of a
natural disaster, we can assure the performance of our operations and
safety of our crews through uninterrupted communication," Keenan added.
Skymira LLC is a leading provider of mobile business applications and
machine-to-machine telemetry services for workflow automation in energy,
natural resources, transportation including maritime, construction and
service industries. Skymira partners with leading manufacturers and
network operators including, Inmarsat, Skywave, Iridium (News - Alert), Light Squared,
Hughes, and Thrane & Thrane, among others.
Founded in 1998, Skymira has offices in Milford CT and Houston TX.
Information about the company can be found at www.skymira.com.
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