Combining cellular and satellite communication in the maritime sector
For work or for pleasure, the captain and crew members all want a reliable internet connection when they set sail. Good internet connectivity can provide enhanced navigational capabilities, operational efficiency and safety, but also very important, the crew members can regularly keep in contact with family & friends, which improves their social well-being when they are a long time away from their loved ones!
Cellular connectivity, also known as 3G, 4G or 4G+ (LTE-A) and Wifi are fast and very cost-effective. With coverage near to the coast and offshore, they are perfect complementary to VSAT, Iridium and Inmarsat satellite services.
This raises a need for a router to monitor and manage these wireless internet connections – to use the fastest and cheapest internet connections available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage. This is what the Peplink Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) routers, are engineered for.
Without a good LTE/4G antenna, no stable, reliable high-quality connection can be made and maintained. The Poynting maritime antennas are a crucial element in the total solution of wireless connectivity. The antennas ensures there is a stable and reliable connection, regardless of the frequency at which this transmission takes place.
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