Channel 28 Ltd have expanded their product portfolio with the addition of Cell Weaver, a secure, fast internet solution for yachts using 4 x 4G/LTE bonded connections.
With unbonded 4G more commonly found onboard, Cell Weaver provides the industry with a unique, cost effective and secure solution set to optimise the user’s data experience eradicating many of the limitations associated with unbonded solutions.
Cell Weaver enables a single, fully encrypted fast IP connection to the internet enabling the operation of email servers (typically blocked for 3G/4G connections on board). Localised IP addresses provide guests and crew with access to country specific services including location-based high definition streamed video such as BBC iPlayer or US streamed TV.
Connections are securely bonded and aggregated at data centres located in Hamburg, London, Chicago and Monaco. These data centres, which offer 24 hr support, actively manage and convert 4 x 4G data streams to one single high speed connection to the internet providing the yacht with a country specific IP address.
The 24hr support desk has secure remote access to the onboard Cell Weaver enabling troubleshooting and diagnostics of any issues with cellular providers and SIM cards. This additional support to yacht crew ensures that the users receive an optimal data experience.
Cell Weaver is a hardware plus subscription service and supports a range of SIM cards, including local Pay- As-You-Go cards. SIM cards may be hot swapped.
The heavy duty aluminium Cell Weaver unit measures 2U x 300mm and has dual power supplies. Subscriptions costs start from €1,150 per month and include aggregation, data centre and support services.