Reliable internet is crucial to a successful mission for heavy lift and crane vessel. It is needed for transmitting estimated arrival and departure schedules, ordering parts and supplies en route, as well as planning the most fuel-efficient routes based on real-time weather and chart updates.
Internet availability varies across a vessel’s journey. Heavy lift and crane vessel often work in offshore and short sea where 4G LTE is within reach. Wi-Fi is accessible at or closer to shore. VSAT and Iridium or Inmarsat mobile satellite service will be the fall-back internet when the vessel is in deep sea without 4G LTE and Wi-Fi are out of coverage.
By using Peplink Balance or Pepwave MAX router to combine and switch between these wireless internet, you can have a fast and dependable internet at the lowest cost.