FURUNO’s Inmarsat FleetBroadband FELCOM 500 delivers faster, more cost-effective solution to maritime broadband data and voice communications on a global basis. Once installed, FleetBroadband will turn a ship into a broadband floating office where constant, simultaneous access to voice and multiple high-speed data services are available, transforming access to data at sea. Increasing levels of both operational and social communications can be conducted all at the same time through this new service. Navigators can obtain weather and chart updates* online in order to optimize their route planning and monitoring tasks, while all onboard can enjoy the benefit of the Internet, e-mail and VoIP calls to the head offices or their friends and family back home all via a single terminal.
FleetBroadband represents a quantum leap in terms of marine communication speeds. With its data capability of up to 432 kbps – more than three times the maximum for Fleet 77 service – the FELCOM 500 will alter the way mariners and vessels communicate, just as on-shore broadband data communications paved the way for the broadband IP era.
Antenna Cable Assembly, 30 Meters, N-Type Connector (Male Plug) On One End
A wide variety of maritime broadband communication services available
Simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data communications
Global coverage provided through three Inmarsat-4 satellites (except for polar regions)
IP handset and IP-PBX incorporated
Multiple IP handsets can be incorporated into the network by using the Ethernet hub
Wireless IP phones can be utilized (wireless LAN access points required)
Integrated Web server
Simplified installation through a compact antenna unit with a diameter of around 60 cm, weighing around 20 kg (FELCOM 500)
Communication Unit supporting all major communication systems carrying ports to facilitate plug-and-play system integration
Built-in NAT router facilitates smooth network integration to the Internet
Incoming indicators available (optional supply)
Features of Inmarsat FleetBroadband Service Application:
Selectable data rates for data communications according to needs: Standard IP:
Service providing best effort delivery of 432 kbps (FELCOM 500, 284 kbps for FELCOM 250) (connected through shared connection pipe: less traffic—higher throughput, and more traffic—lower throughput)
Data service charged for data sent and received
Suitable for typical office applications such as e-mail, web browsing, FTP, VPN, etc.
Guaranteed streaming data rates on demand, rates selectable from 32, 64, 128 or 256 kbps (no contention amongst those who are connected in the same network—guaranteed throughput at all times)
Suitable for bandwidth-hungry large data transfer, i.e., real-time streaming video and audio, Voice over IP, etc.
Service charged for the duration of the connection to the network
These dedicated streaming channels can run independently while the standard IP service is running in the background, meaning that a host of applications can be running simultaneously
Crystal clear voice telephony
4 kbps cost-effective, landline quality speech available
Supports one circuit switched service at any one time
Simultaneous use together with data communications
High stability in communication links achieves constant network availability even under harsh environmental conditions
Supports additional core voice and ISDN data capabilities for integration with legacy applications
ISDN compatibility available on FELCOM 500
SMS (up to 160 characters) and voice mail
10.8 - 31.2 VDC
Please note as this item is manufactured outside the EU it is liable for import duty if it is not installed on a sea going vessel, commercial or leisure. You must confirm to us within 3 months of purchase that the unit has been installed and supply details of the name of vessel, type of vessel, date and person who install the equipment otherwise we will raise an invoice for the import duty which is currently 3.8%