Princess Motor Yacht Sales

Maritime | Internet Connectivity

Princess Motor Yacht Sales (PMYS) is the largest and most established Princess dealer and distributor in the world. During the Southampton Boat Show, PMYS entered discussions with Grapevine Connect in order to offer bespoke cellular internet offerings that improved the connectivity that the current on-board routers could deliver.

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Challenges

PMYS failed to have a simple, sleek and powerful solution to offer to customers who need a solid connectivity solution on board. The weak internal Wi-Fi network was unable to deliver the connectivity to all wireless and wired devices throughout the vessel.

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Requirements

PMYS required a simple, sleek and powerful solution to offer to customers who need a solid connectivity solution on board that would work both whilst moored in the marina and also whilst cruising out at sea. Additionally a good internal Wi-Fi network was required to deliver the connectivity to all wireless and wired devices throughout the vessel.

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Solution

Grapevine solution architects came up with a solution that perfectly matched the criteria that Princess Motor Yacht Sales set out. Being a Peplink Gold Partner, it was the natural choice to leverage an enterprise grade cellular router by Peplink. As with all applications, it was important to spec the whole equipment list correctly especially the antenna to be used. In addition to this, separate antenna was installed to improve the Wi-Fi WAN connectivity whist moored in the marina

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Result

The benefits of the new solution were immediately seen.  Users now have the ability to connect the Peplink router to the Wi-Fi of the marina so that they are not using their own data via the cellular network. This then seamlessly fails over to the cellular modem when the yacht leaves the marina. Due to the specialist marine antenna that Grapevine have supplied, strong cellular connection is obtained and maintained. This can also be manually adjusted via the mobile app provided by Peplink.

Deployment

MAX BR1 MK2

Automatic Failover 4G LTE Mobile Router

Cloud Based SD-WAN Network Management Solution InControl 2

InControl 2

Save configuration time, minimize truck rolls, stay on top of the status of your network.