New Device Combines Cell Data and Satcom in One Unit


By The Maritime Executive 09-21-2017 10:12:44

Satcom provider NSSLGlobal has launched a one-dome, two-connection connectivity service. The new device, called FusionIP, combines VSAT and cellular connectivity within one 60cm SAILOR dome, combining  LTE and satellite broadband in one. The firm says that it allows ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks to achieve optimum data speeds and cost efficiency.

NSSLGlobal says that its new product presents a convenient, all-in-one package that is easy to install and provides a global “one SIM, one contract” service with speeds up to 100Mbits.

FusionIP represents a leap forward in terms of convenience. With one aesthetically pleasing antenna, a single system, and one point of contact for technical information, the new product/service is ideal for yachts, crew transfer vessels, offshore wind installation vessels, fishing vessels and coastal commercial vessels.

“We’ve seen a great deal of demand for hybrid systems in the last few months,” commented Sally-Anne Ray, CEO, NSSLGlobal. “We felt, however, that we could deliver a better experience than what was already in the market. We’ve eliminated the need to wire-in and support multiple devices, or to spoil the aesthetics of a vessel with multiple antennas. We’ve also eliminated the need to use multiple SIMs. Instead, we’ve provided a highly-optimised, convenient, aesthetically-pleasing solution that is easy to install and delivers entirely predictable, optimised pricing anywhere in the world, with no effort. It’s simply a case of ‘plug it in and go’.”