We’ve just launched a new press and digital campaign to promote Integra – a new initiative from global sat comms supplier AST (Applied Satellite Technology).

Integra allows ship owners to monitor network traffic onboard vessels at sea. With the growth of bring-your-own-devices (tablets, smartphones, laptops, smart watches, MP3 players) the problem of knowing how much data is being consumed, and by which devices, is a challenge – even more so given that most devices automatically download system updates and satellite data is expensive!

Integra allows the precise monitoring of data, in real time, right down to individual application level (including encrypted traffic) – for example it’s able to differentiate between an iOS system update and Facebook traffic or e-mail and LinkedIn. This allows shipping companies to accurately monitor employee internet usage, prioritise bandwidth and save money.