For over 120 years Mackay has been a turnkey provider of communication solutions, offering satellite equipment and airtime service for marine, offshore and land-mobile industries. Mackay Communications' long history of experience, expansion and partnerships enhance our ability to offer customers the most advanced applications in the market today. We are committed to understanding our customer's communications requirements and to provide timely and cost efficient solutions with high quality customer service.
MACKAY'S PRODUCTIVE HISTORY
- In 1884 John Mackay and James Bennett founded the Commercial Cable Company, laying two transatlantic communications cables, whereby substantially decreasing the prevailing message rate of its competitors. Headquartered in New York, its sister firm, the Postal Telegraph Company, was formed in 1886. With the combined effort of both firms, the “Mackay System” evolved into a vast network of telegraph operations, including majority market share of U.S. land-based network, and international communications via its trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific cable partnerships.
- Mackay's enterprises have demonstrated a persistent pattern of expansion and been on the forefront of land and shipboard technologies. ITT acquired the Mackay firms in 1928, continuing the determination, and financial backing to provide state-of-the-art array of communications systems. In 1987, Mackay Communications, Inc., was formed as a privately held firm, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, also home of Mackay’s Satellite Communications Division. Mackay is supported by its fifteen strategic U.S. and five international locations and has relations with hundreds of vendor and service firms worldwide.
Today, Mackay Communications partners with the major satellite communications equipment manufacturers and is an authorized distributor for Inmarsat, Iridium, Globalstar and VSAT satellite phones, terminal equipment and airtime services. For up-to-date information, pricing, product offerings, and service options, contact Mackay Satellite Services .
In addition to providing satellite communications terminals & airtime (www.mackaysatellite.com) and a full line of high-seas marine electronic equipment (www.mackaymarine.com or www.mackaycomm.com), Mackay is committed to responsive equipment service via three major divisions:
Mackay’s Chesapeake, VA location was selected in 2007 as a certified Thrane & Thrane Regional Workshop Americas (RWS) to provide warranty and post-warranty repair service for Thrane & Thrane portable land-mobile and marine communications products.
- U.S. Government end-users and contractors with Thrane & Thrane product service inquiries should contact Mackay’s Government Division at 904-880-4633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our Mackay World Service Division offers maritime equipment service 24/7. Service is coordinated at U.S. ports, engaging our team of 50 Service Engineers, or repairs arranged via one of 90+ international agencies; keeping vessels operational in an expeditious timeframe. Periodic required inspections, certifications service and maintenance contracts (includes consolidated equipment repair review), are also available.
When it comes to One-Stop, Worldwide Satellite Communications Equipment & Airtime Services, the name to know is Mackay Communications.
We look forward to serving you!