SMSGlobal understands that a serious concern for anyone working at sea is bridging the distance with their families.
Seafarers spend approximately 20 days each month in the middle of a vast ocean. Personal communication with anyone back home at any given time at an affordable cost has been and still is a challenge.
SMSGlobal introduced in 2003 the first universal 2-way SMS text messaging and crew E-mail service for seafarers.
In May 2013 SMSGlobals systems was installed on more than 2,900 vessels and used by 120,000 seafarers messaging with over 1,400,000 contacts on shore.
To continue to secure its existing position as the market leader on crew communication services the SMSGlobal system has been developed to a complete “Internet Café\" application capturing the growing online broadband connected vessels.
SMSGlobal launched in 2010 as the first provider in the world optimized, IT secure web browsing, online chatting with all major IM networks such as MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, ICQ and AIM, as well as a world-news service, announcement boards, Free crew E-mail & Free crew SMS. All in one application.
The advantages for ship owners to use SMSGlobal’s system compared to standard applications is to have an environment where they ensure full cost/usage control, bandwidth control, configurable data limitations, IT security against downloads, viruses and corrupted files. At the same time the ship owners can offer their crews contact with their family and loved ones together with optimized internet features as experienced in an Internet Café on shore.
SMSGlobal has established offices in Hong Kong, Philippines and the Netherlands to support its products to the Asian, American and European markets, and works hand in hand with over 800 telecom operators world-wide integrating various state-of-the-art technologies.
To ensure that the right market is targeted SMSGlobal have secured solid distribution agreements with some of the biggest and most reliable maritime industry service providers: Inmarsat Direct Sales (prev Stratos) Satcom Group, Bejing Marine and SeaSecure.