We often go for the “in depth” approach to Internet Access (Internet Sharing Systems / Onboard Yacht Networks) for sail and motor yachts.
Dual Internet Systems for Yachts (WiFi + Cellular) Internet for the Crew, Owners, Guests…
By installing both a WiFi Bridge (aka WiFi Hotspot Sharing Router) and a 3G Cellular Fixed Cellular Terminal (aka Fast Cellular Sharing Router) – we can provide a solution that gives you TWO SERVICES to choose from depending on where you are located with your yacht.
Often WiFi will be the best choice because in the islands of the Carribean or the Bahamas (and other Out-of-the-U.S. locations off the West Coast of the U.S.A.) WiFi is often available at the marina or at anchor. It is often free … or pay per usage by the day, week, or month – and provides a very fast and reliable Internet access method. That is if you’ve got the right antenna up top and the right WiFi Internet Sharing System installed.
Cellular 3G Systems also provide fast Internet access and can also be shared onto a vessels inside onboard network (wired and wireless) and can be a viable option not only in the U.S. but elsewhere. This is because we install Quad Band gear which handles the US 850Mhz/1900Mhz and International 900Mhz/1800Mhz systems. This gear also handles voice telephone via a built-in ATA (Analog Telephone Attachment) capability – which provides Analog RJ-11 phone jack – which can be interconnected with onboard phone jacks or PBX Telephone Systems.
Roaming on Cellular both for voice and Internet is a difficult thing to do. Although Cellular Companies outside of the U.S. often offer pre-paid Sim Cards for hand voice cell phones, they aren’t as apt to provide them (without a term contract) for Internet Access. You can end up with huge roaming bills for Internet if you are not careful. We’ve found that AT&T has some International Roaming Plans that can help with that – to keep your Cellular Internet Roaming costs under control.
ASMT knows how to install the systems, provides the gear, and knows how to install also the inside onboard network gear inside the yacht to make a nice network for sharing files, printers, and Internet Access. Allowing management (Captain, Owners,…) to switch to the best available Internet Access Service that they have – be it Satellite, Cellular , or WiFi Hotspot.
ASMT also works with network storage devices – allowing open or password protected “network hard drive” to store your important files and make them available to those that need them without having to leave PC computers or laptops on all of the time.
ASMT can also help you with additional voice telephone savings by installing VOIP – Voice over Internet Protocol systems – which give you a phone number (any area code you want) an inbound and outbound voice calls to Analog Phone Jacks or PBX system – for very low fixed monthly voice telephone service for your vessel.
ASMT also works with a marine electronics expert so if you need help with other electronics, including Satellite TV and Entertainment systems – please don’t hesitate to call. We’ll forward any inquiries to the appropriate expert.
If you have questions about Computer, Communications, Internet Access, Networks in boats – make sure that you call ASMT!
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