The Satellite Revolution
|29 July 2016||Posted by Alex from Lagoon under Technical world|
Electronic tools have long been known on catamarans, and are now indispensable for navigation. GPS, automatic pilot, radar and many other devices are essential to piloting a boat.
In addition to navigation aids, wifi routers and outside antennas are greatly valued and have now become nearly indispensable for yachtsmen.
Try as one may, however, internet and telephone connections only work near coasts where 3G and wifi networks are available. Out at sea, only satellite telephones are useful…
Our partner, Advanced Tracking, has introduced us to a system that serves both as a satellite wifi terminal and tracking beacon. The satellite terminal can use wifi to connect your smartphone to make voice calls even in the most remote regions.
Photo of a 450 F in the Red Sea-taken from an owner’s video.
In other words, you can use your telephone and computer in the same manner whether you are docked at port or in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The only difference is that you must connect the terminal to your devices.
Known as Aurora, the terminal is compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, all PC and MAC computers and operates with the Konectismail messaging system.
Equipped with a GSM module, Aurora can use available cell phone networks near coasts and thus reduce costs when a satellite connection is no longer necessary.
Installation is easy, since it needs only to be mounted outside and connected to a battery for a perfect connection to the satellite network.
No more long crossings without a link to the outside world! With this system, you can call, access news, check e-mail, write in your blog, connect to social networks…
For further information about this terminal and our partner Advanced Tracking, click here!