FURUNO brings a Ku-band VSAT communications solution to the maritime industry to meet the growing demand for more bandwidth at sea. VSAT provides broadband communications at sea that are comparable to the communication data rate we are accustomed to using while on shore. On top of fast communication data rate for data and voice applications of up to 1 Mbps, VSAT delivers the cost-effective means to maritime broadband communications through its monthly flat
communication rate, allowing ship owners to budget air-time rate without any unanticipated fare to be charged.
The ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system at the head office can be extended to the vessels via VPN (Virtual Private Networks). This means that the officers and crewmembers are now able to make use of more bandwidth-hungry applications such as videoconferencing and downloading, streaming video on demand and others without worrying about the communication bill thanks to the flat communication rate.
This will totally transform maritime communication, with increasing levels of both operational and social communications conducted all at the same time through this new service. Navigators can obtain weather and chart updates* online in order to optimize their route planning and monitoring tasks, while all onboard can still enjoy the benefit of the Internet, e-mailing and making voice calls to the head offices or their friends and families back home all via a single terminal. It would greatly increase information efficiency onboard. It will change the way mariners and vessels communicate, just as on-shore broadband data communications paved the way for the broadband IP era.
SAILOR 900 VSAT is an easy and quick to deploy three axis stabilized VSAT antenna with the highest RF performance in the 1m antenna class. Verified by extensive Eutelsat tests, you can trust that SAILOR 900 VSAT works with any leading VSAT platforms in the market.
Every SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system comes factory-tested, equipped ready-togo with standardized top quality RF components (8W BUC, LNBs, OMT/diplexer) - and only one cable between antenna and below-deck. The antenna is shipped fully balanced, configured and does not need work prior to installation. This time and cost saving, plus the top RF performance make SAILOR 900 VSAT the most cost effective Ku-band antenna on the market to deploy.
The decision to install VSAT on a ship stems from the desire to have alwayson broadband connectivity at a simple flat rate fee. These networks are readily available from many providers (list upon request). Regardless of how and where you operate the SAILOR 900 VSAT, you can be confident of maximum availability because the system has several simple features to make sure your broadband connection is up, and stays up.
Two Antennas - One Modem
SAILOR 900 VSAT can operate two antenna systems on a single modem without the need for an extra box to manage that feature. This requirement arises when the vessel needs a satellite connection even when there are obstructions in the way. The two SAILOR antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and modem.
During the coming years, new high throughput satellites (HTS) will come online. Most of the new HTS will operate on Ka-bands. The SAILOR 900 VSAT is now prepared for a possible conversion from Ku to Ka band operation. The result is a thoroughly updated electronics, and both a reflector dish and radome which are both tuned to both Ku- and Ka band frequencies already.
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The cornerstone of Radio Holland’s operation is service backup. We have factory certified technicians, approved surveyors of most international classification societies, as well as fully-equipped workshops and comprehensive spares facilities at all major ports in Sub-Saharan Africa.