Maritime Multimedia

STS Defence has successfully deployed an on-board internet capability that improves the welfare of personnel onboard by giving ships’ companies access to multimedia and welfare services wherever they are whenever, and however, they want to consume it.

For the generation of ship’s companies who have grown up with the internet; access to the web, social media, email, and instant messaging, as well as being able to consume rich audio-visual content – live and on-demand – is a basic lifestyle need. Deployment for extended periods without the expectation of modern instant communication and information was identified as a barrier to the recruitment and retention of skilled, dedicated personnel to serve in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

What we offer

A dedicated, secure and approved WiFi network, independent of operational systems, delivers content to crews’ own devices both at sea and when alongside. The first fully approved, multimedia WiFi-on-board system on a UK naval platform brings families and home comforts that little bit closer to our naval personnel and will significantly contribute to an improvement in morale, retention and recruitment.

  • Internet access – web, social media, email
  • WiFi access in recreation, mess and user spaces
  • ‘Bring your own device’, authenticated user access
  • Live and catch-up TV, movies and sport
  • Secure and safe to protect users

Background

Since 2015, STS Defence has been tasked within supporting the on board satellite TV reception and distribution systems throughout the fleet and has established an effective support infrastructure including the management of repairs, maintenance, obsolescence, spares and safety as well as post design services and technical documentation. A 24/7 telephone helpdesk allows users to report issues and call upon CONDO trained engineers ready to affect repairs.

STS Defence has now successful introduced into service a deployed internet system that improves the welfare of personnel on board by giving ships’ companies access to multimedia and welfare services wherever they are, whenever and however they want to access it.

The first fully approved, multimedia WiFi on board system for the Royal Navy brings families and home comforts that little bit closer to our naval personnel and significantly contributes to improvements in morale, retention and recruitment.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about Maritime Multimedia, call us on +44 (0)2392 584 222 or send us a message.