Martyn Davies – Inmarsat

Martyn is Principal Software Engineer at Inmarsat, one of the World’s longest established communications satellite operators. At Inmarsat, his team is responsible for maritime connectivity and in particular the Fleet Xpress product family. Martyn has worked on VoIP and telecom projects since the 90’s, with telcos, software companies and equipment suppliers.

Resilient Voice on the Ocean

Inmarsat operate satellite broadband services (Global Xpress, GX, and BGAN) that is used onboard marine vessels. Fleet Edge is a growing platform, offering data and voice services to ship crews as well as allowing value-added applications to be hosted onboard in a virtualized environment. Fleet Edge Voice has Freeswitch at its heart, allowing voice services with centrally provisioned numbering and high reliability with automatic fallback from GX to BGAN; a unique offering. Martyn will describe how Inmarsat uses Freeswitch features to provide on-ship calling and remote management from the shore.