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Inmarsat unveils new open technology strategy at the inaugural IDC event

Zafirah Salim | Jan. 21, 2015
The three-day event aims to encourage developers to generate new ideas that will change the way satellite communications are implemented on land, at sea and in the air.

Inmarsat announced today that it has opened up its platforms to developers to encourage new ideas that will change the way satellite communications are implemented on land, at sea and in the air.

The new open technology strategy, to be announced at the first ever Inmarsat Developer Conference (IDC), will give the growing Developer Community the freedom to utilise Inmarsat technologies to develop innovative applications.

During the three-day event - which runs from today till Jan 22 at Inmarsat's headquarters in London - over 300 software, hardware and application developers will have the opportunity to hear about Inmarsat's short and long-term strategies, as well as meet other companies, developers and organisations from across the world that are already using Inmarsat's infrastructure to develop business solutions.

Besides that, delegates will also learn how to become an Inmarsat developer through the Certified Application Partner programme.

On top of that, Inmarsat's verticals - Maritime, Enterprise, Aviation and Government - will be featured heavily during the event, with experts from across each product market area highlighting the biggest growth areas for satellite communications within each specialist sector, helping developers to pinpoint the best ways to utilise Inmarsat's open technologies.

"We recognise the constant need for people and things to be connected regardless of time or location. We have been providing global mobile connectivity for decades and want to leverage this position to facilitate the development of new applications, enhancing the way in which people interact with our technologies," said Michele Franci, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat.

"Our new open technology approach, based on building blocks made easily available, will allow both new and existing partners to take advantage of our cutting edge technology, particularly Global Xpress, as a platform on which to build bespoke applications in new areas," he added.


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