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Phone: 0409 270 862

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Marine Internet Access Kit

marine internet 4GX Modem Router with Wi-Fi

PicoSense have created a kit for easy adoption to on-board marine internet access for your boat.  The kit contains a high quality 4Gx/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 Internet access possible.

PicoSense uses and recommends only the Telstra network for reliable and high speed internet access while aboard your boat, whether its in the marina, or cruising up the coast.

 

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The kit contains:

  • Industrial quality 4Gx/LTE/3G Router with built-in Wi-Fi Access point
  • Hi-gain marine 4G/4GX/3G antennas (2) 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
  • Detailed instructions on installation, powering and setup of SIM card

Benefits:

  • Allow you to share a single 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 (http://www.signalk.com.au)
  • Able to connect to the new 700Mhz band allowing even greater coverage range.
  • Operate your business from your boat!
  • Enable access to critical weather reports online and allowing fast download of GRIB weather charts.
  • Easy to install and get online

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.  

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Specifications:

  • Built-in 3G/4G/LTE industrial/marine cellular module and 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

The antennas are a marine grade 4G/4Gx/3G antenna with deck mount and 5m of low loss coax connected with a matching plug for direct connection to the modem.  Cable extensions optional.
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.