How does FleetBroadband work?
FleetBroadband is maritime satellite internet, telephony, SMS texting, and ISDN network for ocean-going vessels using portable domed terminal antennas. These antennas, and corresponding indoor controllers, are used to connect phones and laptop computers from sailing vessels with the rest of the world.
What is VSAT and FBB?
fleet broadband (fbb) FleetBroadband from Inmarsat is a backup service for Maritime VSAT services providing a reliable L-band connection for email and internet access. FBB terminals operate globally thus; they can provide coverage in areas where Ku-band does not.
What is FBB communication?
FleetBroadband (FBB) FleetBroadband is the market leading maritime communications service providing reliable, cost-effective global broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna.
How many satellites does Inmarsat operate?
The Inmarsat satellite constellation consists of 13 satellites in a geosynchronous (GEO) orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the earth. The satellites are positioned to transmit radio beams in two global configurations covering the oceans and major land masses.
How does Inmarsat C work?
Inmarsat C is a two-way store and forward communication system that transmits messages in data packets in ship-to-shore, shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship direction.
What is the difference between VSAT and Inmarsat?
Coverage: Inmarsat provides almost global coverage for BGAN, with terminals in South America, Africa, Europe or Asia. Meanwhile, VSAT, in most cases, needs separate contracts on different satellites and teleports to achieve global coverage.
What FBB 500?
The SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband is designed for vessels and plat-forms with demanding require-ments for connectivity. It meets the critical needs for voice and data communication of maritime and offshore professionals glob-ally but despite its power, is a compact, lightweight solution.
What is Inmarsat Fleet?
With Fleet Connect, Inmarsat separates bandwidth usage, giving you an independent internet connection that won’t affect business-critical vessel operations or crew communication. Giving you uninterrupted access, so you can be sure your application is always available.
What is BGAN and VSAT?
VSAT is best for permanent installations that need ample bandwidth, for example, delivering broadband to multiple users, at the same time, in off-grid areas. BGAN is better suited to single users or small teams with sporadic usage patterns, and mobile use, for example, vehicles on land and at sea.
Which communication services are available in the Inmarsat FBB system?
FleetBroadband is our flagship seamless voice and robust, data service that provides cost-effective operational and crew communications, real-time weather updates, port information, video conferencing, email and internet access at sea.