Bigdata Communications FleetBroadband Access provides cost-effective voice and data through a compact antenna, delivered globally via the Inmarsat I-4 satellite and ground network, which maintains over 99.9 per cent network availability. The reliability of the Inmarsat L-band service means it can provide unlimited back-up to our high-speed Fleet Xpress service, ensuring seamless global mobility.
Thousands of vessels of all sizes and in all maritime sectors trust in FleetBroadband for operational communications such as email, phone and applications that help them do everything from plotting the most fuel-efficient route to diagnosing mechanical faults remotely by video link. It boosts morale onboard by enabling crew to stay in touch with family and friends, use social media, and watch news and entertainment. Crucially, FleetBroadband delivers safety services to non-SOLAS vessels so that in an emergency vessels can immediately get through to a Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) by pressing the distress button or simply dialling 505.
There are three types of terminal with different performance capabilities available from multiple manufacturers. All use stabilised, directional antennas and vary in size and weightFBB 150 Terminals
FB150 delivers global voice, IP data up to 150kbps and SMS texting to smaller vessels with less need for high bandwidth applications. The above-deck and below-deck units are highly compact and easy to install, with antennas from 22.1cm x 29.1cm, weighing 2.5kg.FBB 250 Terminals
For larger vessels, such as coastal merchant and fishing fleets, FB250 offers faster data speeds of up to 250kbps and live streaming for applications like video conferencing, plus up to nine telephone lines with FleetBroadband Multi-voice for crystal clear voice calls.FBB 500 Terminals
FB500 is our fastest FleetBroadband service, delivering always-on connections speeds of up to 432kbps and streaming rates up to 256kbps for multiple user operational and crew communications, anywhere at sea, in any conditions.
Standard IP data – Always-on data service for applications such as email and internet access, real-time electronic charts and weather reporting.
Streaming IP– Guaranteed rates for live applications like video conferencing and database synchronisation (FB250 and FB500 only).
Satellite voice – Access up to nine telephone lines from a single terminal with FleetBroadband Multi-voice (three lines on FB150).
Enhanced voice services – Voicemail and other enhanced call management options are available, including caller identification, caller barring and call forwarding.
Crew calling – prepay and post-paid options available.
GSM calls – GSM over FB250 and FB500 enables users to make and receive calls and send and receive SMS texts using the pre-paid SIM in their own mobile phone.
SMS – Send and receive SMS text messages to and from other FleetBroadband terminals and land-based cellular networks through your PC or smart device.
Safety – 505 Emergency Calling puts vessels directly in contact with a Maritime Rescue Co-ordination centre (MRCC) free of charge for distress calls.
Fax – Circuit-switched data connection for legacy applications such as Group 3 and Group 4 fax (Group 3 only for FB150).