I just created a new page … I’ve been a Wave WiFi reseller for awhile actually, and Wave WiFi company actually moved to very close to me here. It’s within a 5 minute car ride to their offices.
The above link is the page on here that I just created. Please have a look.
So what’s so good about a Wave Rogue Wave or Rogue Pro or that kind of thing? Well you have to compare it to the older style Marine WiFi Kit that you would get that was a box below decks with the electronics and a long coax cable running up to a WiFi Antenna topside. What’s wrong with that? The part about the long cable running up topside … 50 feet or more. Even with the best cable, at 2.4 Ghz frequency, there is a loss per foot on that coax cable. When you install a system such as the Wave Rogue / Rogue Pro, you don’t have that coax cable AT ALL. Nope! No coax cable to have loss. The electronics, the radio – router for WiFi is all up right below the antenna. So how does it get power and how does it get that signal down inside the boat? Well it uses Ethernet CAt5 cable and something called Power Over Ethernet to get both the power up to the unit and the NETWORK signal down below decks inside the boat. There’s no WiFi radio signal loss in 50 or 100 feet since the RF signal doesn’t actually have to travel that length. Only the NETWORK Ethernet link has to travel over that cable.
And that’s what’s good about it. If you have a higher power WiFi signal and a better receive … and nothing in the middle to degrade it at all … it’s all good.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
+1 954 683 3426
communications @ marinetelecom.net