Imtech Marine has added the PressReader as a new value-added service to its satellite communications portfolio. Since August, Imtech Marine customers have been able to use PressReader for access to the full content of more than 2,500 newspapers and magazines in 60 languages from more than 100 countries. These can be read on PressReader via a crew member’s PC, laptop and mobile devices on board vessels. PressReader and its cross-platform app give users access to thousands of global publications with just one subscription.
“By adding PressReader to our connectivity portfolio we give a very useful tool for ship-owners to improve the crew morale. With this solution, crew members have access to news and events they’re most interested in, their favorite magazines or local news from their home country”, comments Rob Verkuil, business development manager of Imtech Marine.
Each yacht can customize a library of newspapers and magazines based on their particular regional location and passenger demographics. Yachts download their selected titles daily via satellite and offer their crew members a local Wi-Fi connection to download them on their personal devices. With this solution, costs remain low while still being able to provide quality service and amenity to the crew. Once a title is downloaded it can be viewed by PressReader users anytime, anywhere throughout the trip.
PressReader offers thousands of well-known titles such as The Guardian, The Moscow Times, The Washington Post, China Daily and The Philippine Star.