Evitalz, a digital health start-up company based in India, announced on 16th March 2021 that the company has signed an agreement with Inmarsat, for it to join the group of certified application providers on Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service.
Fleet Connect is a dedicated bandwidth service that provides connectivity independent of the ship owners’ primary bandwidth, allowing Application Providers to have an always-on, or on-demand, two-way communication channel to the vessel.
Founder & CEO of Evitalz Information Management Pvt Ltd, Nanda Kumar said:
“Thanks to Inmarsat, we have witnessed a ‘sea change’ in the way vessels communicate. Today’s crew also demand smart health care onboard and a higher standard of care. High-speed connectivity is making the difference and Fleet Xpress enables vessels anywhere in the world to stay connected 24/7 and therefore onboard telehealth facilities are very reliable and affordable.”
Evitalz will use Fleet Connect to provide its telehealth / telemedicine solution, a combination of medical devices that use its VitaLink app to record and interpret the patient’s vital signs in real-time. The diagnostic readings are gathered from the devices and compiled with patient symptoms and other data, and they will be sent to the app for shipmasters or care-givers to perform vital checks.
“We are delighted to be working with an innovative start-up such as Evitalz,” said Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime. “Safety is in our DNA, after delivering 30 years of vital GMDSS safety services at sea. Partnering with Evitalz supports our ongoing dedication to protecting and saving lives at sea.” said Marco.