Livewire Connections enables communication in remote destinations

Satellite service provider Livewire Connections celebrates their successful relationship with Captain Timothy Forderer of S/Y Vivid. The Captain, under the management of Sea Alliance Group, runs a 27m Jongert with an owner who has a passion for cruising in extreme and remote destinations.

S/Y Vivid is equipped with the Access Controller FB-10, with FleetBroadband 500, Iridium Open Port, Inmarsat Fleet F77 GSM data, and shore WiFi system. Vivid averages 13,000 sailing miles a year, in amazing scenic areas, yet these are areas with high risks including icebergs and pirates. For this reason, S/Y Vivid is monitored closely through Fleetview Online an Inmarsat C based Tracking Service. 

The relationship between Livewire Connections and Vivid started shortly after Captain Timothy Forderer joined the yacht approximately eight years ago.

Captain Timothy Forderer explained, “I reached out to David Walker at Livewire Connections as they provided the Access Controller on board. My aim was to reconfigure the hardware limits to try to get control of our communication costs. David Walker took time to understand our problem and find a solution.”

In the past 15 months S/Y Vivid has sailed near both poles, to Svalbard Norway and beyond 80.5°North to the edge of the Artic Polar Ice Cap, Antarctica, Chile and Patagonia. These passage plans have been closely monitored by Itay Singer at Sea Alliance Group, who plays an active and productive role within Vivid’s unique cruising program. Vivid can cruise comfortably and Itay is able to manage this vessel remotely knowing that they are always accessible with full access to satellite communications and the in-house team at Livewire Connections.

David Waker, sales director at Livewire Connections commented, “Our primary role is to work with our customers to make sure they are on the right airtime package for their usage requirements. Where Vivid is chartering in remote areas, it is important their guests can share their amazing experiences with friends and family back home without breaking the bank to do it." 

For more information visit Livewire Connections.

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