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During a long voyage it is very important that the ship's crew members do not feel cut off from the outside world, since a long stay in isolation negatively affects the productivity of labor and the general psychological state of people. Therefore, it is very important to have on the ship a reliable system for communication with the "big earth".
The most popular variants of satellite equipment for ships are represented by two main satellite communication operators - Iridium and Inmarsat.
Iridium Pilot is a satellite terminal, used both on private small yachts, small and medium commercial vessels and on ground facilities. It can support data transfer rates up to 134 kbit / s and three independent telephone lines. Control and diagnostics of the device provides a convenient web interface. Another important advantage for Iridium Pilot - under the condition of 100% coverage of the globe for all regions, the same tariffs operate. It is easy to install and has a flexible configuration. It has good tariff plans, according to this Iridium Pilot enjoys quite a lot of popularity, both for the Internet and communications on private yachts, and on steamships, and commercial vessels.
Inmarsat has a huge selection of satellite communications equipment for operation in the sea. But the main and most popular is the equipment of the Sailor series. It has an impressively small size and weight, easy installation and maintenance, it can support data transfer rates up to 432 kb / s, from 1 to 16 independent telephone lines, with the ability to connect mini-PBX and fax transmission, VPN, streaming, ISDN, simultaneous transmission of data and voice, remote access to the terminal.
FleetBroadband supports a huge number of applications developed for the use of e-mail, updating cartography, obtaining meteorological data online, remote access to corporate networks and the Internet, videoconferencing.
In addition, satellite terminals of the new generation Iridium Certus are expected .