Xantic Offers New Web-Based Tool
At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Xantic displayed many new products and services aimed at making marine communications more seamless and cost-effective. A new web-based tool designed to make it easier for ship managers to manage vessel mailboxes from the office. It can be used anywhere internet is within reach and no special software is required. P&O Nedlloyd and many other ship managers have already expressed their satisfaction with this latest email development.
AMOS Connect Online offers easy management for total control of email costs and traffic, including adding/deleting mailboxes, editing file size restrictions and black/white lists, queue management, call/message history and reports. It is free of charge for all AMOS Connect customers. Xantic also announced the introduction of a new 128 kbit/s ISDN channel for Fleet 77 terminals. Existing terminals only need a software upgrade in order to have access to 128k ISDN speed.
The 128k ISDN channel will only be available for Fleet 77, not for 33 and 55. It will be an additional channel, with the current 64 kbit/s channel continuing to be available. The 128 kbit/s ISDN channel is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2005. Xantic also launched AMOS Chartering & Operations, designed to deliver to ship owners and managers a complete business management solution. AMOS Chartering and Operations was designed to maximize fleet utilization, control costs in relation to estimates, and increase profit. This is possible because AMOS Chartering and Operations enables the company to control and optimize the entire Chartering & Operations process.
"AMOS Chartering and Operations is a fantastic product, because it provides a single solution for the commercial management of a shipping company including monitoring actual performance against the original plan. This enables you to spot and resolve issues easily and proactively," said Ged Lunt. Xantic's International Product Manager. "We look forward to AMOS Chartering and Operations becoming a standard for the operation of tankers, dry bulk, and general cargo vessels."