SES Provides Connectivity Services for Mercy Ships

A Mercy Ships vessel. Photo: SES

SES revealed Tuesday that Mercy Ships will be using SES Networks’ connectivity solutions to provide better healthcare services. Mercy Ships is a humanitarian mission delivering healthcare and medical training in some of the world’s economically deprived regions.

The Global Mercy, the newest and the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, will leverage SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solution. The connectivity services will enable the Global Mercy to fully implement remote viewing for a compact digital scope and CT scanner that enables specialist pathologists to remotely diagnose  diseases onboard. Additionally, The Global Mercy medical staff will have the possibility to run live HD video training sessions from the operating room on board.

Simon Maher, vice president of sales, cruise, and maritime at SES Networks said, “Nothing pleases us more at SES Networks than seeing how the connectivity we provided can positively impact people’s lives. We are proud to be working with Mercy Ships here as they leverage advanced satellite technology to fulfill their mission of delivering healthcare services to communities of the developing countries. The combination of world-class connectivity and world-class healthcare is making a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of people across some of the poorest countries in the world, and we look forward to many more years of transformational partnership.”

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