Marine satellite VSAT internet on many ships is seen as essential. But, like any technology, it can occasionally let you down. I thought I would share the process of diagnosing and fixing a potentially show-stopping fault on one of our customer’s ships recently, and what can be done to make sure a $10 part doesn't ruin your day at sea.
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My Hamburger Takeaway - Sailor 600 VSAT
SMM in Hamburg is a massive trade show in a city with a fascinating nautical history. SMM is the meeting place for the world's maritime industry. So there are a lots of cool things for a ship enthusiast to see there. But one of my main takeaways this week was the super-lightweight Sailor 600 Ku-band VSAT antenna.
The 2x Global Express Solution is Here!
Fans of Inmarsat Global Express (GX) will welcome recent enhancements to the Sailor 100 GX antenna system from Cobham. Until now, GX ships that wanted to eliminate the effects of blockage from ship structure would need a huge amount of hardware and two full monthly airtime accounts in their attempt to address the problem of blockage from masts, cranes and other objects protruding from the deck.
Ever wondered what's in a satellite dome?
Now you can find out with Cobham Satcom's new 3D catalogue app. Being 3D, you can pinch, pan and rotate your way to maritime satcom heaven with all your favourite ship satellite and radio products.
We Love Hearing About What Our Customers Do
One of the best things about working at Acutec Systems is our connection with the huge range of diverse and fascinating maritime projects our customers are involved with.
Good Things Come in Threes
Good things come in threes. Is that how the saying goes? One of our talented (and lucky) marine VSAT engineers completed three back-to-back VSAT service visits in the island paradise of Bora Bora in French Polynesia this week. All three super yachts had problems with their dual 1m Ku-band marine VSAT systems. All working again now, and not a bad place to work for a few days. ...
Happy World Oceans Day!
Today is World Oceans Day and to mark the occasion, Museums Victoria will stage a live event on board CSIRO's ship RV Investigator. Children around the country will be able to see specimens such as the popular faceless fish and the alien-like sea spider.
Valentines Day in HK Harbour
A sunset pic for Valentines day from a member of our global field service team! Romantic? Perhaps not, but it's still a great view from high up on this cruise ship in Hong Kong harbour. ...
Another Successful Trip
That feeling when you get off the ship and you've fixed the VSAT! — in Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia. ...
Thrane & Thrane Announce 83cm VSAT Antenna
Cobham Satcom have announced the release of their new 83cm compact Ku Band VSAT antenna system the Sailor 800. Sailor 800 VSAT has RF performance that allows it to compete with larger, 1m systems, offering significant benefits by being lighter, more compact and lower cost. The system has already been type-approved by Eutelsat, opening the way for operations on the networks of ...