SDSD becomes new partner of shipznet

SDSD becomes new partner of shipznet

Reinbek/Hamburg/Athens, 30. July 2015: bobz GmbH and SDSD, one of the leading technology provider for the maritime industry, had announced their partnership agreement today.

shipznet, a revolutionary development of bobz GmbH, is the only high speed mobile network service in merchant shipping, that offers a world-wide monthly flat rate near-shore and in harbors, without any additional roaming costs. SDSD will extend their product portfolio with shipznet and this partnership.

“This partnership with shipznet fits with our strategy to bring cost-effective, quality products and services to our client base. We work on-board vessels worldwide implementing our MAMS online fleet management software including PMS, Crew Management, Procurement and we hear first-hand from clients about their need for lower cost communication. With shipznet now we can
provide our clients near coast connectivity based on 3G Broadband,with a simple to use crew internet connection and remote-management which works in over 130 countries.”, says Mark Moerman, Managing Director of SDSD.

shipznet consists of a very small above-deck unit with two antennas and guarantees easy installation. The below-deck unit serves as router and takes over the power supply for the above deck unit. shipznet complements either FleetBroadband, regarding high volume costs, or Iridium, regarding low transfer rates.

However, shipznet is also an ideal stand alone solution. Especially the new feature “crew solution” makes shipznet interesting for shipping companies since offering the crew a better and especially less expensive way of communication.

With the shipznet crew solution, the buying and collecting of individual pre-paid SIM cards for each country finally comes to an end. Expiry dates, varying volumes, an extra pre-paid card for each country – all of this was yesterday. The new crew solution of bobz GmbH offers the crew a comfortable way of communicating with family and friends, by using vouchers. Should the contingent be used up, it can be recharged conveniently with the shipping company or the Master, without the time consuming search of a local provider for pre-paid SIM cards. Also, these providers are not always available when needed.

“With SDSD, this very well known and trusty partner, we have won an excellent and dynamic company. We are convinced, that this partnership will be very successful in the future, because SDSD is also innovative with its products like shipznet. By this we cooperate with those companies very successfully in our target countries ” says Claudia Bobzin, Managing Director of bobz GmbH.

Demands of todays shipping industry for communication have increased immensely. But the infrastructure of communication has hardly adapted to these new demands within recent years. With shipznet, bobz GmbH creates a world-wide, very cost-effective solution for communication and supports shipping companies with reducing their communication costs.

About bobz GmbH

bobz GmbH is a German based company and provides telecommunication solutions for global high-speed internet and innovative, technical highly challenging soft- and hardware solutions for world-wide customers in automotive, health care and maritime markets.

shipznet is the first 3G mobile data communication solution developed by bobz for the merchant shipping industry, which is sold word-wide. Distributors for shipznet are located in UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Greece and Russia.

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About SDSD

SDSD is a UK based company who have supported the maritime industry through specialist software development and technology services since 1983.

SDSD has over 600 large and medium sized clients worldwide. The portfolio includes the collaborative messaging platform – Matrix, S&P and chartering software, charter party editing software and new web based fleet and asset management software MAMS. In addition SDSD provide bespoke application development services and work with specialist partners to bring an extensive marine technology and services portfolio to clients.

The company has offices in the UK, Greece, Bulgaria, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Nigeria.

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