Peplink for Commercial Vessels

Unlike privately owned yachts, commercial vessels are often designed to travel further, have higher capacity, and more fundamentally, to make a profit. Reliable, fast, and yet, achievable at minimal cost, have thus become the 3 most important features of an ideal connectivity solution for commercial vessels.

Minimal Cellular Blackspots Enabled by Maritime Antennas

To achieve them all, a deployment that makes possible the use of cellular signals from a long distance and all the necessary networking is the key.

Peplink’s Maritime Antenna Series, designed with ultra high gain and enclosed by IP68 rated cases, can make sure you have the least cellular blackspots at sea.

Choose a model from them to be paired with your router based on your needs. But no matter what you need, Peplink can provide you with the right gear.

From Wired to Wireless:
Single-Cellular Routers

For smaller vessels that only require connectivity for near-shore operations, such as fishing vessels or tugboats, a single-cellular router will be the choice.

Go wireless at sea with a Balance 20X, which has 1 embedded LTE modem and redundant SIM slots, to have up to 900Mbps routing throughput. The FlexModule Mini slot allows you to upgrade the device anytime, future-proofing your onboard connectivity.

Or, you can deploy a BR1 Pro 5G to enjoy 5G speed and Wi-Fi 6 at the same time.

Not sure if the 5G signals can manage to travel this far and reach your router before they get blocked? Don’t worry, Maritime 10 can help. With its 9.3dBi gain, this antenna enables ultra long-range reception, even of 5G signals, which only travel short distances and are easily blocked.

Enhanced Reliability:
Dual-Cellular Routers

Providing connectivity for support vessels is another story.

These vessels are usually on a mission offshore, and there is no way that the connections can go down. On these occasions, a dual-cellular router and SpeedFusion are what you should count on.

Have a Transit Pro as company for both higher bandwidth and enhanced reliability. With 2 LTE modems and 1 Ethernet WAN port, this router enables you to utilize up to 3 WANs concurrently.

Combine the 2 cellular connections for fast and seamless data transmission. When the vessel is out of reach of cellular signals, the Internet will fail over to the satellite link. This results in the highest possible cellular uptime and always-on connectivity.

A 5G alternative to this router would be the BR2 Pro. It can be paired with 4 Maritime 20G antennas for less drilling. If you are looking for even more 5G WANs, add a MAX Adapter 5G to have the third 5G connection.

Aggregated Bandwidth:
Multi-Cellular Routers

Sailing toward even farther places, usually overseas, container ships are facing a more complicated situation. To save the cost of international roaming, they need to rely on different Internet Service Providers while traveling across different countries. This involves skillful SIM management.

Use a MAX HD4 MBX 5G along with a SIM Injector. Connect the router to 4 Maritime 40G antennas to safeguard the long-range signal reception.

The quad-cellular mobile powerhouse can aggregate up to 4 cellular connections, providing you with ultra-reliable and high-speed connectivity. It supports up to 8 SIM cards and has room for more if you use a SIM Injector.

The SIM Injector can add another 8 SIMs to your router, which can be placed up to 100 meters away. Switch as you need with such high SIM capacity and flexibility.

Zero Cable Loss:
Routers with Embedded Antennas

Similar to container ships, cruise ships need connectivity that is reliable enough for long voyages.

But since they are much bigger, carrying a large number of guests, there is a greater limitation on cabling and a much higher bandwidth demand.

Have all these concerns cleared by deploying an SDX, up to 8 HD1 Dome Pros, and a SIM Injector.

With a FlexModule slot, the SDX allows you to have up to 8 PoE+ WAN ports.

These ports can be used to connect and power up to 8 HD1 Dome Pros, a single-cellular router with embedded antennas designed for zero cable loss.

The SIM Injector is also connected to the main router, the SDX, to remotely switch SIMs for the HD1 Dome Pros.

This way, you can have up to 8 high-quality cellular connections as your WAN sources to provide an online experience as luxurious as the cruise ship itself to the guests.

To have fast and economical connectivity at sea is never easy. But Peplink makes it possible, and reliable.

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