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The Future of Onboard Connectivity

Posted: 12th Jul 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

With the world seemingly opening up again after the pandemic, who among us isn't interested in faster, more reliable and significantly cheaper connectivity? There are some universal limitations, but most owners could save a fortune and enjoy a better experience with minimal capital outlay. Read More

e3 Technology Update 2020

Posted: 28th Feb 2020

Written by: Roger Horner

Since I wrote my last article, yet more LEO satellites have been launched into orbit. Elon Musk’s 60 Starlink LEO satellites were closely followed by another 60 satellites on 29th January. Then OneWeb, another LEO constellation project, launched another 34 satellites on 6th February. Read More

The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

Posted: 30th Aug 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new ant... Read More

Flat Panels: Lessons from the White Rose of Drachs

Posted: 25th Apr 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 65m motor yacht, White Rose of Drachs, was the first to complete the transition to flat panels by physically removing their old domes. Having successfully completed two seasons, we met with Captain Andrew Schofield and key per... Read More

Why Choose Business Grade 4G over Consumer Plans?

Posted: 12th Dec 2018

Written by: Excelerate Marine

Choosing the best 4G deal for your yacht is no easy task with the vast array of options on the market. As well as finding the best price, you need a fast and reliable service with support when you need it. Here are five reasons yo... Read More

PRIVA Delivers Connectivity and Content

Posted: 9th Nov 2018

Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

PRIVA, the superyacht connectivity and content supplier (previously MTN), has a new name and a new focus. “PRIVA stands for enriching our client’s most valuable asset: their time. It underpins everything we do. Growing our team an... Read More

NOC or SOC, that is the Question

Posted: 16th Aug 2018

Written by: Simon Saunders

For an ETO, one of the challenges is to ensure VSAT, TV, 4G and IT remain up and running throughout the yachting season. While every VSAT contract comes with access to a Network Operation Centre (NOC), many yachts opt for a superi... Read More

Myth Busting Superyacht Connectivity

Posted: 31st May 2018

Written by: David Savage

As the Med season approaches, who among us is not interested in faster, more reliable and significantly cheaper connectivity? There are some universal limitations, such as the speed of light, but most owners could save a fortune a... Read More

Myth Busting VSAT Contracts

Posted: 8th May 2018

Written by: David Savage

Satellite broadband, or VSAT, can seem dauntingly complex to those of us who aren’t ETOs or IT experts, so it’s important that providers try to see things through the eyes of the end user and tailor solutions to individual yachts.... Read More

A New Era of Ultra-Flexible Connectivity

Posted: 4th May 2018

Written by: Simon Saunders

The delivery of data to yachts has remained virtually unchanged for the past 15 years, unlike terrestrial broadband which has continued to evolve with competition driving down prices. For yachts we’ve mostly seen a 'one size fits ... Read More

Software to Supercharge Your Two-Way Portable Radio

Posted: 10th Apr 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Communications and service technology within the luxury marine industry has evolved immensely over the past few decades. Net-Logic is one company at the vanguard, developers of the world’s first wireless Bridge Navigation Watch Al... Read More

Secrets to a Successful Boat Show Season

Posted: 13th Mar 2018

Written by: Matthew Hyde

Boat Shows are great fun and bring visitors together from all over the world but setting up a booth for a software company can have its challenges. Looking back, two years after our launch of Hunter Oceanic and many a boat show la... Read More

Marpoint Case Study: Golden Yachts

Posted: 7th Oct 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

These days the most pressing concern of any yacht owner or guest is the quality of the internet on board. Despite massive strides in quality and coverage, it still remains the greatest headache for private and charter yachts, and ... Read More

Keeping Guests Connected & Happy Onboard

Posted: 25th Sep 2016

Written by: Kellen Blassingame

People expect the same level of connectivity onboard their yachts as they have on land and increasingly you're likely to need a bandwidth upgrade or improved performance from your existing yacht satellite broadband. Here are 5 tip... Read More

Hassle Free SIM for the Summer

Posted: 12th Jul 2016

Written by: Diane Franklin

If it would take a surgical procedure to separate you from your smart phone - you are not alone. A recent report found that, on average, people check their phones 150 times per day and spend 177 minutes using them. Of course owner... Read More

Cisco vs Ruckus: What's on Your Yacht?

Posted: 13th Jan 2016

Written by: Emesto Pena Jr - Great Circles Systems

These days, being able to connect to the internet is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Part of that is the capabilities of your network and WiFi infrastructure. In this weeks blog we'll go over the things that need to be consi... Read More

Where is my Bandwidth?

Posted: 21st Sep 2015

Written by: Daniel Shea

These days, guests and crew alike carry at least as many mobile-connected devices as they have hands. This hyper-connectivity stretches thin the often already low satellite bandwidth onboard many yachts to a point where it is bare... Read More

Continued Problems for Inmarsat Global Xpress Service

Posted: 20th May 2015

Written by: Jim Dodez/KVH Industries

While unfortunate launch failures continue to delay completion of the new Inmarsat Global Xpress service we’ve all heard so much about, it’s going to be very interesting to see how the other cracks in their foundation impact this ... Read More

Protecting Your Yacht Network From Evil Twins

Posted: 9th Apr 2015

Written by: Andy Levy/Great Circle Systems

In my blog post entitled 4 Ways to Deter Superyacht Internet Hackers, I asked you to imagine this headline: Hackers Access Bank Accounts, Passports and Personal Information from Superyacht Guests and Crew! Read More

Comsys Survey Sees No Letup In Maritime Market Growth

Posted: 2nd Apr 2015

Written by: Peter B de Selding

The maritime satellite broadband market continued its sharp upward march in 2014, surpassing 20,000 ships with installed terminals despite the headwind of lower crude-oil prices and generating about $1.3 billion in revenue, accord... Read More

Inmarsat comments on Inmarsat-5 launch schedule

Posted: 25th May 2014

Written by: Inmarsat via London Stock Exchange

Inmarsat announces that the global launch of GX services may be delayed after a Proton launch vehicle failed shortly after lift-off, resulting in the loss of its satellite payload. Read More

MTN launches new ‘Maestro’ service

Posted: 14th May 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

As the demand for bandwidth increases, so does the toll on communications systems. In answer to this, MTN announced the launch of its new “Maestro” solution. Read More

MTN Launches Another Industry First with “OceanCast” High-Definition, Live Event Streaming from Ships

Posted: 14th Mar 2014

Written by: Liz de Castro, MTN Communications

In yet another industry first, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching “MTN OceanCast. Read More

MTN Expands Communications Network in Southeast Asia and Oceania Regions with NewSat

Posted: 10th Mar 2014

Written by: MTN Communications

MTN Communications (MTN) announces its expansion of the world’s most powerful maritime and remote broadband communications network in yet another key region through an agreement with NewSat. Read More

Do's and Don'ts for Buying and Installing a Marine VSAT Antenna

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Following a few do’s and don'ts should improve your overall VSAT purchase and installation experience. Great Circle Systems provides some simple-to-follow advice. Read More

Stalemate in VSAT: Crying out for innovation

Posted: 8th Jan 2014

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

Had I been a user of satellite communications I would have been disappointed by Mets 2013. To be more precise, disappointed with the lack of developments, not with the show itself. Read More

VSAT Humour

Posted: 10th Jul 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

It’s charter season in the Med. Here's a guide to help crew members love their VSAT systems, because VSAT can be fun, especially if you don’t have to use it! Read More

Radiotech of Monaco Evolves into Skytech Research of London

Posted: 20th May 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

Driving from Rome to Monaco is not a gratifying experience until you leave the A6 and catch the breathtaking view of the Principality, prior to your descent to the coast. Back in 1996 Monaco did not have the Grimaldi Forum, the Mo... Read More

No More Domes?

Posted: 18th Apr 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

When I was a child, I thought domes on top of yachts were, in fact, water boilers positioned high up to provide pressure for long, hot showers. It's funny I ended up working with something about which I understood so little… Even ... Read More

No Peace for Yachting Professionals: VSAT Systems Upgrade Insight

Posted: 20th Dec 2012

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

There is no mercy for overworked, underpaid yachting professionals. Not with the VSAT world in turmoil over the upgrade to the new generation of satellites working in Ka-band, as opposed to the current Ku-band. Already, the on boa... Read More

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