Peplink Balance 30 with 3 Internet and 4 Local Area connections plugged in
* The bait and swap No, not really The $300 model has 2 Internet inputs (WAN Ports) – but as I say (below) the Balance 30 is a nice choice since it can handle 3 Internet Connections (CAT5 Ethernet type) for $400.00. So you can use the other $1500.00 to to $2500.00 – to take Mrs. Captain or Mrs. Owner out to that nice dinner you have been promising. Or use the money you saved however you want to. Bottom Paint is a term I’ve heard a lot. (Alan says: I think I’ve even been called Bottom Paint.) The functionality on most of the more expensive “Marine Internet Router”‘s you don’t need anyway. Who says Alan Spicer doesn’t try to save yachts money????
Peplink Balance Dashboard – Internet Connections
Onboard sail and motor yachts you have the need for speed and we have that covered with 4G, 3G, and WiFi Internet Connection systems … which brings up the fact that you often have multiple WAN (Internet) connections available, and along with multiple Internet Systems comes the need to be able to manage and switch between them, while maintaining a stable onboard network for important things like printers and (insert your favorite network device like multi-media, scanner, video play, network storage hard drive).
Peplink Balance User Groups
We know from experience that hard switching Internet Routers (changing Internet Connections) from one to another usually causes the onboard LAN – Local Area Network – to go into a confused (not working) state … causing you to reboot wired and wireless computers and other devices. The IP Address range used by one router is not the same as that used by the other … and even if they were – this can STILL happen!
Peplink Balance Group Bandwidth Control
Peplink Balance products provide both the stability of the onboard network and the ease of web browser based control for switching those Internet connections. A single IP Address range is maintained and onboard devices still function – even if there was no working Internet (WAN) connection at all.
You can also use “Internet Load Balancing” to distribute your Internet load across multiple Internet connections (if and when 2 or more are available) to speed things up even more. Say you are in dock or near shore with both WiFi WAN and 3G / 4G WAN available. You can use both (or 3 with appropriate router and availabe working connections) connections to spread your onboard Internet usage load across the available connections.
Also available “Automatic Failover” if a primary Internet source goes down – and a secondary one is available – a Peplink Balance product can automatically switch you over – saving you steps and complexity in doing the switch over yourself.
Peplink Balance products start at around $300.00 (for 2 Internet connections) and a nice middle ground product is the Balance 30 at around $400. These are a lot less expensive to purchase than many other Internet Control Center products on the market. [Most of the need for ISDN and Serial Port MPDS connection control is gone these days – either you wouldn’t be switching in your F55 or F77 or you don’t use those at all. Most newer systems are CAT5 (Ethernet) based connections anyway.]
* Local installation is available in Southeast Florida areas near Fort Lauderdale – as well as remote consulting by the hour or by flat rate support agreement arrangements.
* If you don’t already have the multiple Internet systems and services available on your vessel – we can help you with that as well – as we handle 3G / 4G Cellular, WiFi Hotspot Sharing, and Satellite Systems as well.
* See also: http://blog.marinetelecom.net/pepwave-max-marine-internet-control/
* http://blog.marinetelecom.net/2013/02/14/yacht-marine-telecom-pepwave-max-br1-embedded-4g-lte-or-world-mode-3g-modem/ – The Pepwave Max HD2 (link just above) is already available with 2 3G built-in modems (run one sim card out and switch to a 2nd one) and the ability to run a 4G USB modem data card, as well as switching in 2 other WAN Internet connection systems … But the Max BR1 available in 2013 will have 4G built-in.
Embedded Modem Connectivity (Pepwave Max BR1) –
- 4G -
Verizon’s 4G LTE
AT&T’s 4G LTE
* Model’s with capabilities for BR1 -
Embedded 4G model supporting Verizon’s 4G LTE network and providing automatic fallback to Verizon 3G as needed.
Embedded 4G model supporting AT&T’s 4G LTE network and providing automatic fallback to AT&T 3G as needed.
MAX-BR1-LTE-E-T 4G LTE/HSPA+ (EU)
Embedded 4G model supporting 4G LTE for EU and worldwide GSM carriers Technologies and frequncy bands supported: 4G LTE (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz); UMTS/WCDMA/HSPA+ (900/2100 MHz); EDGE/GPRS/GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz).
- 3G -
Embedded 3G model supporting the global networks of all mobile carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and worldwide GSM carrier.
Technologies and frequency bands supported: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz); EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); CDMA 1xRTT/EV-DO (800/1900 MHz).
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