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Jules Verne never dreamed of travelling around the world in mere seconds! Yet with IDB-A's reliable, high-quality INMARSAT service, it now takes just 2.5 seconds for your voice and crucial data to travel anywhere on earth! Hard to imagine that in his day,

Phineas Fogg thought 80 days was fast!

IDB-A is now the only operator with facilities in each of the four ocean regions. IDB-A's new "state-of-the- art" coast earth stations at Niles Canyon, California, and

Staten Island, New York, complement its existing

Indian Ocean coverage via Perth. This network provides IDB-A customers with global satellite services, all under one CES ID number and one monthly bill.

IDB-A's unique shore-to-ship service allows you to access any vessel in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean Regions at a cost of $8.74 per minute—versus the S 10.00 per minute charged by your long distance carrier.

Simply dial 1-800-800-8282 for easy access to any vessel—and save!

IDB-A offers a wide variety of modern ship-to-shore satellite communications services with unique features like: • Low per-minute rates of 88.74 (peak phone), $6.84 (off-peak phone) and S3.85 (telex) to the AOR/POR. IDB-A's phone rates of S9-97/S8.04 from the IOR are among the lowest in the world • No tail charges on any phone calls to the

U.S., Canada or U.K., and a flat S.85/minute tail charge for telephone calls to any other international location •Automatic ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship dialing, or credit card and telephone card billing when called through an operator • Advanced telex services, including "real-time" point-to-point, store-and-forward, multiple distribution, telex to fax, telex to x.25, etc. • Data and fax over voice, electronic mail and other enhanced services

For Information, Call: 1-800IDBAER0 Turnkey" solutions to customer requirements including high tech, yet user-friendly, interface devices. 1-800-432-2376 or 1-301-590-7074

For shore-to-ship access call: 1-800-800-8282

For ship-to-shore access call: Set your satcom to - Decimal 11 or 11-1/Octal 13 or 13-1 in AOR-E/AOR-W/POR Decimal/Octal 02 in IOR (Requires registration with IDB-A)


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