Xantic and SARS Inc. partner up

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Satcom provider Xantic has signed a distributor agreement with Secure Assets Reporting Service (SARS) Inc., a provider of remote asset monitoring and reporting services to the worldwide transportation industry, Xantic reported in a statement Wednesday.

Under the terms of the new alliance, SARS Inc. will access Inmarsat-C services via Xantic’s Land Earth Station in Burum, in the Netherlands. SARS Inc. will use Inmarsat-C to provide customers with its self—developed application, SafetyTrax C, stated the company.

“We are very excited about our relationship with Xantic and the Inmarsat C services,” said David Hisdal, vice president of geographic systems, sales & marketing at SARS Inc. “This robust communications service has proven itself to be the global standard for maritime communications. We are pleased to be able to cooperate with Xantic to facilitate our customers using the SafetyTrax C shipboard silent alarm system and tracking services. Xantic has shown itself to be an exceptional service provider and the agreement will greatly enhance our web-based vessel, aircraft, rail, intermodal, AVL and fleet logistics offerings.”

Inmarsat-C is an advanced, two-way packet-data communications system making use of the store-and-forward principle. The Inmarsat organization operates four satellites in geo-stationary orbit above the equator, which together provide global coverage. Xantic’s Land Earth Stations in Burum and Perth link these satellites with the international standard telex, telephone and data networks, according to the company.

“This agreement demonstrates our commitment to expanding Xantic’s presence in the United States via partnerships with organizations that are specialized in the particular field in which they operate. Working closely together with a company of the stature of SARS Inc. is an important step forward in this respect,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Xantic vice president, America.

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