Other than for recreational vehicles, Peplink’s Mobility antenna series is also deployable outdoors to marine vehicles. Their IP68 enclosure is a perfect choice for any harsh weather conditions commonly present in marine applications. The high efficiency of these omnidirectional antennas have a 360° radiation pattern which won’t require any antenna alignment, making them easy to install and deploy.
In this case study, the Mobility antenna series is put to the test when a user seeks a strong and reliable connectivity solution for his docked yacht.
Internet connectivity in deep water
An internet user based in America lives in and works out of his yacht docked at the marina. Initially, he and his wife tried to rely on the Wi-Fi present in the marina. As the Wi-Fi was around 50 feet away, the connectivity was unstable.
As a result, they also tried to use their phones’ 4G and 5G signals. Their cellular provider is T-Mobile, but the area has limited cellular reach. To solve this problem, they turned to a solution provider for a connectivity setup, but it resulted in using an old and unreliable device that brought slow internet speeds.
This time, they turned to one of Peplink’s partners for an upgraded configuration.
Peplink’s Mobility antenna series heading out to sea
The provided solution consisted of three Peplink devices: the Mobility 42G Antenna, the MAX Transit 5G, and the AP One AX. The MAX Transit 5G router is installed onto the yacht, while the AP One AX is deployed to the cabin. The Mobility 42G Antenna completes this setup, installed on the flybridge.
To address the weak signals from their yacht, the Mobility 42G Antenna is capable of connecting to 4G and 5G networks, as well as the marina Wi-Fi. This antenna also now supports Band 71, widening the network coverage.
With 4 cellular antennas, 2 Wi-Fi and an active GPS receiver, the Mobility 42G provides ultrawide bandwidth within a single antenna housing. Because of its robust exterior and versatile installation feature, this all-in-one antenna is sturdy and can be easily installed.
In addition, the MAX Transit 5G produces fast internet speed. This device, now T-Mobile certified, supports their current cellular provider’s SIMs. Furthermore, with T-Mobile’s nationwide spectrum Band 71, broadcast signals perform better in fixed locations, and travel further in remote areas. This puts them on par with their American competitors. As this router supports CAT-20 4G, it is able to switch between 4G and 5G.
Additionally, an AP One AX was suggested to be installed in the yacht’s cabin to build up the network onboard.
Thanks to Peplink and their partner, this internet user and his wife can enjoy reliable connectivity on their boat by simultaneously using marina Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. Peplink’s Mobility antenna series and other products bring unbreakable internet connectivity even beyond dry land.
- The MAX Transit 5G is equipped with low latency and high upstream bandwidth.
- T-Mobile certified and is capable of 5G speeds.
- Supports CAT-20 4G allowing for switching between 4G and 5G for best speeds.
- The MAX Transit 5G is paired with a Mobility 42G Antenna.
- 5G ready 4×4 cellular MIMO for high bandwidth and solid reliability.
- The GPS receiver is equipped with high gain LNA, making it ideal for location tracking.
- The AP One AX is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 access point for higher transmission rate.
- 4×4 MU-MIMO offers uninterrupted data transmission.
- Works seamlessly with other Peplink services for more unique network capabilities.