Email us: info@picosense.com.au
Phone: 0409 270 862

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Marine Internet Access Kit

marine internet 4GX/4G LTE Modem Router with Wi-Fi

PicoSense have created a kit to allow you to have high speed internet access while onboard your boat.  The kit contains a high quality 4Gx/4G/LTE/3G modem/router with integrated Wi-Fi access point, 2 x high gain marine antennas and Wi-Fi antenna allowing all users aboard to access the internet at high speed. This is a must have if cruising the Australian coast ensuring the best range and performance.

PicoSense's Guide to Internet on Boats

Telstra 4GX coverage maps of Australia
Telstra Coverage link

Contact Us

The kit contains:

  • Industrial and marine grade 4Gx/4G/LTE/3G modem/router
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Access point allowing multiple wireless devices to connect and access the internet.
  • 2 x Hi-gain marine 4G/4GX/3G antennas for mounting to your vessel including low loss coax cable (5m) and connector to suit.
  • Wi-Fi antenna ensuring Wi-Fi coverage all over your vessel
  • 1 x network port (RJ45) for hardwired connections to laptops, chartplotters and another non-wireless devices onboard
  • Ready for your SIM card to be installed.  Works with any SIM card provider, no unlocking required.
  • Installation and pre-configuration of the modem to ensure it works out of the box with no configuration required.

Benefits:

  • Allows you to share your internet connection with multiple devices without the need for turning on your phones "Hot spot" and using excess battery power
  • Greater connection quality to the Telstra network combined with higher upload and download speeds
  • Internet of Things Afloat ready
  • Able to connect to the new 700Mhz band (B28) allowing even greater coverage range as provisioned in Telstra towers around Australia and specially designed for marine use.
  • Utilises a 4G Cat 4 modem, allowing download speeds up to 150Mbps
  • Digital inputs/outputs allow you to be alerted via SMS/Email if a bilge pump gets activiated or as security alert for when not onboard for example.
  • Operate your business from your boat.
  • Enable access to critical weather reports online and allowing fast download of GRIB weather charts.
  • Connect to your chartplotter for easy software/firmware updates and to take full advantage of connected services.
  • Easily stream online music through to Fusion and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
  • Easy to install and get online
  • Potentially faster than your home NBN connection!

FAQ:

Q: Why can't I just use my internet access on my phone?
A: By installing dedicated hi-gain 4Gx/3G antennas on your vessel you can ensure you will excellent access to the internet at any time. 

Q: Why are there two 3G/4G antennas in the kit?
A: Installing two identical high gain antennas allows you the best bandwidth/ speed and connection reliability possible.

Q: Is this secure?
A: Yes, by purchasing one of the PicoSense on-board marine internet access kits you will receive the hardware pre-configured with firewalls enabled and Wi-Fi access passwords set.  Of course you can modify this later if you wish.

Q: Will this run from my boats power supply?
A: Yes, the marine modem will operate from a power supply of 10V DC to 24V DC  

Q: How do I know which plan I require?
A: This will depend on how much data you think you might use.  At least 1Gb per month would be considered a minimum.  

Q: Is this a phone booster?
A: This is not a phone booster.  It is designed for high speed data access on the 4G network.  We suggest the use of apps like WhatsApp and Skype to make voice calls over the data connection.

Contact Us for more information on this kit


Specifications:

  • Built-in 3G/4G/LTE industrial/marine cellular modem and full sized SIM card slot
  • Available RJ45 network port for hard wiring to devices if required
  • VPN Server/ Client (Open VPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps
  • Wi-Fi can be used as Wi-Fi client
  • SMS call to control modem to be online, offline, reboot, status info, alarm, WiFi on, WiFi off
  • Includes serial port for connection to onboard NMEA data streams
  • Very low power consumption (avg 125mA@12V
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (modem)
  • Easy web based managment interface

The antennas are a marine grade 4G/4Gx/3G antenna with deck mount and 10m of low loss coax connected with a matching plug for direct connection to the modem.  Other cable lengths available as options.
The antennas are 55cm long with a peak gain of 9dB. The Wi-Fi antenna a small 15cm whip, all that is required for boat wide Wi-Fi coverage.