The need for connectivity in the Maritime sector

Maritime transport is an impressive sector. For sea-going vessels, a reliable connection is raised to another level. It is an endless struggle to have better connections to the Internet. Also, only using VSAT is an expensive option that not every organization can afford. With Peplink the options are endless.

How does Peplink work?

When the vessel is at shore, it will be connected to point-to-point Wi-Fi. When this becomes unavailable, it will fail-over to cellular network connections provided by the MAX HD2 IP67s. Once it leaves shore coverage, cellular networks will take over until they are out of reach of the cellular towers. At which point, VSAT takes over, with the Iridium satellite phone as an additional failover option.

Succes stories of the Pioneering Spirit

Peplink is used in various ways within the maritime sector. An example is the Pioneering Spirit, World’s Largest Ship. Pioneering Spirit needed a way to stay online at all times, whether it’s out in the ocean on a decommissioning project or moored by the shore. Having connectivity is crucial for the safety of the crew, amongst other things.

“We lose money when we don’t have Internet.” – Rene Holland, Head of IT, Allseas.

So a solution where they can make use of all available connections is of paramount importance. The challenge was to stay online at all times with the highest level of internet reliability, scalability and flexibility. And it was important that the solution had to be easy to work and manage with.

The Solution

Balance 710 to prioritise a point-to-point Wi-Fi, 2x 4G LTE/3G via 2x MAX HD2 IP67, VSAT, and finally tethered data from an Iridium satellite phone. MAX HD2 IP67 – one is placed on each side of the vessel and are kept at over 300 meters apart to maximise the signal reception. The benefits of using Peplink are using multiple technologies e.g. Wi-Fi to VSAT to 4G LTE/3G for internet. This results in always-on, seamless internet by automatic failover between connections. In addition, it gives the possibility to provide further resilience with redundant SIM slots. It is an all-weather solution to withstand the harsh environement out at sea.

Peplink and Frontier Computer Corp. BV

Are you looking for all-round connectivity solutions for your organization? Frontier Computer Corp. will help you find an appropriate solution for your situation. We deliver Peplink routers, antennas and data bundles and we have the necessary technical support. For questions, please feel free to contact us by calling +31 (0)24-3660012

This post is also available in: Engels