Over the past 15 years, means of satellite Internet access have been rapidly developing on the high seas, beyond the reach of coastal communication networks.
For yachts and small vessels, dial-up became the first available – connection via satellite phones Globalstar, Inmarsat Mini-M, Iridium, Thuraya.
The cost of communication was high, the speed was measured not in megabytes, but in kilobits per second. Later VSAT compact (with a diameter of half a meter) antennas appeared, working with various Ku-band satellites; channel capacity reached 1 Mb / s, with the ability to transfer large volumes. Apart from a slight signal delay due to the large distance from the terminal to the satellite, Internet browsing Continue reading
The article considers the current state of affairs in the maritime satellite communications market and forecasts Euroconsult specialists for the next 10 years.
Increasing consumer demand, a new generation of satellite technology and increasing competition among operators may result in VSAT services occupying about 70% of the maritime satellite communications market in less than 10 years, experts at Euroconsult say. Continue reading
Great ideas often require implementation time and time for people to realize their value. This is especially true in the ever-changing world of technology, where all ideas are tested and challenged before they take their final form. To understand how this works, and what wonderful products can be created in the process of developing an idea, KVH, a company engaged in the development and production of satellite equipment, decided to talk in detail with the chief radio engineer Bosui Liu and vice president of research and development Tom Monte, who received A patent for his work on KVH TracPhone technology implemented in the KVH TracPhone V11-IP VSAT Ku / C satellite dish.
KVH: You just received a US patent for the work you did on the KVH TracPhone V11-IP technology. This product has been on the market for several years. So, what can you say why it is still important? Continue reading