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AuraNow is a scalable high performance communications solution designed to meet the evolving needs of the maritime communications market, today and every day.

The first VSAT solution of its kind, AuraNow provides unprecedented flexibility, empowering vessel managers and owners to upgrade or downgrade their service on demand and without penalty, reflecting real connectivity needs as they emerge.

Enabling all of your future communications needs, now.

Unparalleled flexibility and control

Unlimited upgrades and downgrades

No hidden fees or penalties

Connectivity and costs truly optimised

Benefits for Commercial Shipping

Accelerate your digital transformation without the price premium of fixed traditional maritime communications solutions.

  • Deploy enough bandwidth using our flexible platform to support both ongoing and emerging needs.
  • Temporarily upgrade your bandwidth to carry out remote inspections, audits or online training sessions.
  • Operate with cloud solutions such as Microsoft 365, collaborate with those on shore using Teams and video call over Zoom.
  • Reward hard working crew members by upping bandwidth to stream a key sporting or TV event enhancing crew welfare and boosting morale.
  • Lower your plan or even suspend your service whilst in port or dry dock without penalty, to save money.

Benefits for Leisure

The ultimate high performance maritime communications
solution, providing true flexibility for yachting life.

  • Don’t pay for premium bandwidth when off charter, simply lower your bandwidth plan to suit your needs.
  • Boost your bandwidth when guests and owners come onboard for a VIP connectivity experience, even at short notice.
  • Use our portal to access ample data for all operational requirements, whilst also providing a first class online service for guests onboard.
  • Suspend your communications service when yacht repairs or lengthy marina stays are required.

Benefits for Commercial Fishing

Reliability meets flexibility to fully support the changing and seasonal needs of the commercial fishing industry.

  • Only pay for bandwidth during the fishing season, saving you money!
  • If you have fulfilled your catch quota for the month or you are not fishing, simply lower bandwidth or suspend service, with no penalty.
  • Use high performance Ku-band to support catch reporting, navigation systems and other applications.
  • Up bandwidth in the event of an emergency incident onboard to access video calling or telemedicine services.
  • Benefit from an ultra reliable network to support all eventualities, when operating for extended periods of time in deep, remote and inhospitable waters.

Benefits for Offshore and Energy

Optimal, flexible connectivity, engineered to meet the needs of a technically demanding charter industry.

  • Save money by only paying for satellite communications when your vessels are in operation.
  • Deploy the Ku-band VSAT service for vessel charters at extremely short notice.
  • Use our on-demand portal to fulfil any emerging requirements for bandwidth hungry applications whilst on charter, such as video streaming or heavy data transfer services.
  • When a charter is over, lower your bandwidth to the level you require or suspend service until you need it again.
  • Attract and retain charter customers with access to impressive technological solutions onboard your vessels, whilst controlling your costs.

Enabling access to more applications than ever before

  • Cloud based solutions for office at sea such as Microsoft 365
    and Microsoft Teams
  • Video conferencing solutions such as Zoom and Skype
  • Streaming of sporting events, TV and entertainment
  • Online training
  • Telemedicine
  • IOT and Monitoring Solutions such as fuel monitoring and CCTV

About AuraNow

Scalable Options for Optimum Bandwidth

With AuraNow you have a huge range of MIR and CIR based airtime options to choose from to suit all possible connectivity requirements onboard, from 64Kbps up to 20Mbps.

True Bandwidth On Demand

AuraNow empowers you to make unlimited changes to your vessel connectivity. Increase or decrease your bandwidth, or even suspend your service, as your needs onboard dictate.

Contract Flexibility without Penalty

With AuraNow there is no minimum contract term for Ku-band airtime, and no fees or charges for downgrading or suspending your airtime package, regardless of when and how often you make changes.

Cost Optimisation

Only pay for the bandwidth you require at the time, with no long term commitment to fixed term plans that are unsuitable for your changing needs.

Dedicated Management Portal

AuraNow is supported by our one-stop portal for communications management. This dedicated portal enables:

  • Bandwidth on demand – ability to make direct package changes.
  • Live vessel location tracking with Ku-band coverage overlay.
  • Data usage reporting with detailed metrics.
  • Live network performance statistics.
  • Invoice and package change history.

High performance futureproof network and platform

Operating on the industry leading Intelsat Ku-Band network designed for mobility, the low contention and organically growing AuraNow network delivers seamless, high performance connectivity through exceptional Ku-band coverage, covering all key sailing routes

  • True CIR (Committed Information Rate) guarantees service quality.
  • Leading 99.5% SLA (Service Level Agreement).
  • Over 35 geo-stationary satellites, including the latest High Throughput Satellites (HTS).

Back-up services

A range of back-up options including L-band airtime and 4/5G services are available to support the primary AuraNow Ku-band VSAT service to ensure performance reliability at all times.

For a high-performance back-up solution, we recommend Iridium Certus which delivers speeds up to 704Kbps and full global coverage over the cutting edge Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.


AuraNow is compatible with a wide range of Ku-band equipment, and we can recommend solutions to purchase for best performance and coverage such as Intellian NX Ku-band VSAT systems.

Recommended Satcom Global ‘below deck’ solutions will contain an iDirect modem, and our proprietary IPSignature 4 smartbox for network management, monitoring, and support.

Integrated support

AuraNow is supported by Satcom Global’s Technical Support team and Network Operation Centre, operating 24/7/365 to proactively monitor and resolve satellite communications issues.

Hands-on assistance from our highly skilled team of VSAT network and solutions experts, means service quality remains high and any issues find resolution quickly.

Engineering services

Satcom Global operates a dedicated in- house engineering service with strategic hubs around the world to support AuraNow hardware installations and ongoing associated maintenance.

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced engineers are accredited to install and maintain a wide range of satellite communications equipment from VSAT, to L-band and safety services.

If you would like to find out more about how AuraNow could improve your vessel communications, please get in touch.

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