SYDNEY, December 14, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, has won Infrastructure Innovation award at DataccioConnect conference in Dubai with Speedcast SIGMA Gateway Xtreme network management device.

DataccioConnect is a one-of-a-kind technology event targeted at key players across the entire maritime ecosystem and they intend to familiarise decision makers with the technological advancements taking place across the sector and make the transition to digitalisation comprehensive and smooth. DataccioConnect is bridging the gap between the past and the future in the maritime industry, and to show the community the benefits of digitalisation and the steps needed to make for a seamless transition.

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is a network management device capable of managing VSAT and 4G/LTE services onboard a ship. SIGMA Gateway Xtreme delivers the ultimate in reliability and redundancy, bringing the performance of VSAT to a new and unmatched level. SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is designed to withstand harsh maritime environments, delivering the high availability and performance of modern VSAT in a secured and integrated environment. Comprised of fully redundant and duplicated hardware, including solid-state hard drives, multiple fans and remote power management, SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is backed up by multiple automated strategies to mitigate both hardware and software failures.

“Speedcast’s SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is an innovative connectivity device specifically designed for for maritime”, said Athina Vezyri, Executive Vice President, Maritime, Speedcast. “Speedcast continues to innovate and create highly redundant solutions and services for customers to help them on their daily business.”

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme provides a secured virtualised environment where a customer’s or a 3rd party’s virtual machines (VM) can be hosted. SIGMA Gateway Xtreme manages both its core functionality and hosted VM’s within a containerized environment, which ensures that VM’s operate in a secured environment entirely independently of each other. The VMs can be solutions or applications for cyber security, crew connectivity, entertainment, content distribution etc.

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme has been installed on hundreds of vessels around the world and is a critical platform to help vessels manage their communication.