Peplink router with MediaFast content caching technology comes with built-in SSD storage. This allows the router to seamlessly cache content in the built-in SSD storage.
Content e.g. news website and mobile app or system update will be cached in the router’s built-in SSD storage when they are requested by a passenger’s mobile device.
Subsequent access to the same content by other passenger’s mobile devices will be delivered instantly from cache without having to download the same content again from the internet which would incur additional bandwidth usage.
BSS installed the Peplink Balance with MediaFast 500 on the cruise for content caching.
Since most passengers go to the same websites for news, weather forecast and sports updates, and that most mobile devices have the same bundle of apps installed. Immediately the Peplink Balance with MediaFast 500 is able to seamlessly cache web content, and mobile app and system update.
For example, if all 150 passengers have Facebook app installed on their mobile devices. Without MediaFast, when there is a Facebook app update, it will be downloaded 150x times. With MediaFast, it will be download once, and cached for all passengers’ mobile devices, reducing the bandwidth usage for as many as 150x times.
Cached content is delivered instantly to passengers from the Peplink Balance with MediaFast 500 router’s built-in storage with no extra bandwidth usage. This provides lightning fast download and smooth web browsing experience for passengers.
Bandwidth is freed up for other use e.g. internet audio and video call. This provides a much smoother call and internet experience for passengers.
After a month of deployment, MediaFast reduced on average 2GB to 5GB bandwidth usage a day. This means €1,200 to €3,000 a month in data cost saving.