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FleetBroadband 500 (FB500) equips your vessel or fleet with top-of-the-range capabilities to ensure you maximise operational efficiency.
Reliable even in the worst weather conditions, FB500 gives you an always-on connection at up to 432kbps for applications such as email and internet access, real-time electronic charts and weather reporting and guaranteed connection rates of up to 256kbps available on demand. And enjoy up to nine telephone lines with FleetBroadband Multi-voice for crystal-clear phone calls to terrestrial and mobile networks.
Standard IP data

An always-on connection at up to 432kbps for applications such as email and internet access, real-time electronic charts and weather reporting.

Satellite telephony

Access up to nine telephone lines with FleetBroadband Multi-voice and make crystal-clear phone calls to terrestrial and mobile networks, as well as other satellite terminals, anytime.

Streaming IP

Guaranteed connection rates of up to 256kbps available on demand, for live applications such as video conferencing and database synchronisation.

SMS messaging

Send and receive SMS text messages to and from other FleetBroadband terminals and land-based cellular networks through your PC.

Enhanced voice services

Voicemail and other enhanced call management options are available, including caller identification, caller barring and call forwarding.

Emergency calling

Two safety service options, 505 Emergency Calling and Voice Distress, put you directly in contact with a maritime rescue station.

Global coverage

FleetBroadband is accessible globally, except in the extreme polar regions.

Fax

FleetBroadband 500 provides a circuit-switched data connection for legacy applications such as Group 3 and Group 4 fax.

Crew calling

For crewed vessels such as merchant ships, workboats, fishing and large leisure boats, FleetBroadband offers low-cost calls all day, every day.

GSM calls

GSM over FleetBroadband 500 enables users to make and receive calls and send and receive texts using the pre-paid SIM in their own mobile phone.

Applications
  • Telephone, ISDN, SMS, VoIP
  • Broadband internet
  • Email and file transfer
  • Multi-voice
  • Video conferencing
  • Safety 505 and red button
  • Notice To Mariners
  • Maritime / port regulations
  • ECDIS
  • Vessel routeing
  • Cargo management
  • Planned / Predictive maintenance
  • Walkie Talkie (ROIP) VHF/UHF radio integration
  • Crew welfare
  • Telemedicine
  • Tele-training / certification
  • Weather forecasts
Brightseed Tracking Portal

The Brightseed Tracking Portal offers vessel tracking and geofencing services. It enables users to view the current position and the route history of their vessels at the click of a mouse. It currently supports Cobham SATCOM Sailor FleetBroadband terminals only.

AmosConnect™ 8

The onboard communication platform for vessels at sea.

AmosConnect™ 8 - Installation Guide

The AmosConnect 8 software from Inmarsat is the next generation of our existing AmosConnect solution, integrating email and information distribution into a single, comprehensive messaging system.

Dashboard™ - All-in-one tool for BGAN, FleetBroadband, SwiftBroadband and Satellite Phone Services

With Dashboard, users can activate, deactivate, suspend, resume and make other changes to their SIM cards. Dashboard provides a near real-time overview of all traffic usage, rated against the Inmarsat invoice price, which not only includes completed calls, but also calls that are currently in progress.

AmosConnect™ Anti-virus - Remote System Protection

The AmosConnect Anti-Virus service provides vital protection for your crucial satellite connected computer systems.

AmosConnect™ Crew CommCenter

AmosConnect Crew CommCenter delivers the full Internet experience – E-mail, SMS, News, Chat and Browsing – on board. Combining two leading services from Inmarsat – AmosConnect and ChatCard – AmosConnect Crew CommCenter gives crew members a simple, convenient, and cost-effective way to stay in touch while at sea.

ChatCard - All-in-one satellite phone access for maritime crews

ChatCard is a flexible, affordable prepaid calling card that enables shipping companies to allow their crews to stay in touch with family and friends while at sea. ChatCards can be easily reloaded online, and used by crew for calling home, emailing or SMS.

ChatCard myChatCard

ChatCard and the accompanying ChatCard Online prepaid calling card management system have proven to be the world’s leading Inmarsat CrewCalling service, with thousands of vessels andtens of thousands of crewmembers globally, taking advantage of this great offering.

ChatCard Terms and Conditions

ChatCard is a flexible, affordable prepaid calling card that enables shipping companies to allow their crews to stay in touch with family and friends while at sea. ChatCards can be easily reloaded online, and used by crew for calling home, emailing or SMS.

myChatCard - Terms and Conditions

ChatCard and the accompanying ChatCard Online prepaid calling card management system have proven to be the world’s leading Inmarsat CrewCalling service, with thousands of vessels andtens of thousands of crewmembers globally, taking advantage of this great offering.

Using OCENS WeatherNet over FleetBroadband

OCENS WeatherNet provides fast and convenient access through Inmarsat mini-M, Fleet, BGAN, and Fleet Broadband connections to the world’s widest selection of weather and ocean data.

Using FTP over FleetBroadband over Windows Clients

This document introduces Windows FTP clients that have been tested on the FleetBroadband network, advises how to optimise your FTP application for use over FleetBroadband, and provides recommendations for the use of FTP.

Using Servicom GRIP over BGAN and FleetBroadband

G.R.I.P. is a dedicated VOIP solution providing voice communications at very low bandwidth using background IP.

Using AFIANT over FleetBroadband

The AFIANT series of network video recorders is a complete network management solution for audio and video.

Using GTMail with Fleetbroadband

GTMail offers a high end e-mail, fax and SMS solution for ships.

Using eFax over FleetBroadband

This document provides recommendations on the use of the eFax internet-based faxing service over the FleetBroadband network.

Vobal Maritime GSM Solutions

The Vobal Network provides the ability to place and receive phone calls and to send and receive SMS messages.

Using the Infonic Geo-Replicator over FleetBroadband

This document provides recommendations on the use of the Infonic Geo-Replicator data replication technology over the FleetBroadband network.

Omnisec 421 USB Client VPN

Using Omnisec 421 IP VPN Clients Over BGAN

Omnisec Secure Video Conferencing FleetBroadband

A security solution built on Swiss-made IP Encryptors and convenient-to-use portable Security Modules, which provides maximum protection for worldwide communications over Inmarsat BGAN and over the internet.

Omnisec SOHO Hardware VPN

A security solution built on Swiss-made IP Encryptors and convenient-to-use portable Security Modules, which provides maximum protection for all kinds of IP-based traffic over Inmarsat BGAN and the internet.

Providing Failover for BGAN and FleetBroadband

Using Linksys RV042 for failover with BGAN and FleetBroadband

Satcom Gadgets push-to-talk over FleetBroadband

The Push to Talk BGAN (PTTBGAN) by SATCOM GADGETS is a field deployable Radio Interconnect controller, capable of extending access into a connected two-way radio to any authorised user via the Inmarsat BGAN satellite link.

Using ASIGN over FleetBroadband

ASIGN, or “Adaptive System for Image communications In Global Networks”, is the optimal image communication management solution for transferring high quality digital photos, video and associated data.

Using ClipWay over FleetBroadband

This document provides recommendations on the use of ClipWay software over the BGAN network. It explains its features and benefits, how to set up ClipWay for use over BGAN, the equipment needed and the customization required for use with BGAN.

Using Digigone over FleetBroadband

DigiGone™ Sat-Chat takes satellite communication technology to the next evolutionary step.

Using Omnisec 222 over FleetBroadband

The Omnisec 222 Secure Telephone Encryptor is a powerful, flexible and adaptable voice encryption system.

Using Omnisec 525 over FleetBroadband

The Omnisec 525 Fax Encryptor is designed to ensure secure worldwide fax communications across your organization or enterprise.

Using TCP Accelerator over FleetBroadband

TCP Accelerator is free software designed by Inmarsat to work exclusively on the BGAN network. Its function is to accelerate all TCP-based traffic from the users remote PC or MAC, to the final destination.

Video Surveillance over FleetBroadband

This document describes the use of live video surveillance applications over the BGAN network, explains the protocols used and how to optimize them, and introduces some common off-the-shelf solutions.

Using Frontline Communicator over FleetBroadband

This document provides recommendations on the use of the AudiSoft Frontline Communicator over the BGAN network.

Using the SELEX Elsag Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) System over FleetBroadband and BGAN

The Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) software application from SELEX Elsag offers significant cost savings to FleetBroadband users and enhanced capabilities to those operating low bandwidth communications systems, whilst automatically managing, assuring and auditing the dissemination of transferred information.

Using eFax over FleetBroadband

This document provides recommendations on the use of the eFax internet-based faxing service over the FleetBroadband network.

CrewTalk

CrewTalk is a research-based solution designed to address the onboard needs and challenges faced by crews at sea.

Setel’s SmartBox-V

SmartBox–V™ is a natural extension of Setel’s Intelligent Vessel solution, designed for use in heavy seas and a perfect match for the connectivity requirements of both newbuilds as well as retrofitted vessels.

Setel’s SeeMBox-V

Setel’s SeeMBox-V is a unique solution which allows users to collect and process all the information necessary to devise a ship’s energy efficiency plan and sustain it by accurate and reliable monitoring.

Using C-Map over FleetBroadband

Jeppesen Marine has developed a number of services that make it possible for navigators to download chart updates, including new editions, and weather forecast data.

Using Email over FleetBroadband

This document describes the use of email applications over the FleetBroadband network and includes advice on how to improve network performance and optimise email clients.

Telehealth Consult Telemedicine Platform

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the Telehealth Consult Telemedicine Platform solution. This telemedicine solution can be used for preventative health check-ups as well as to treat injuries or illnesses, and includes access to a team of specialized doctors for evaluation consults.

FatPipe Network Optimisation

FatPipe Networks’ WAN acceleration technology provides the highest performance level of WAN acceleration and optimisation available, using patented and patent pending technology.

SmartBox
Smart Communication Platform (SCP) is a flexible and extendable solution that offers the maritime market the ability to deploy incremental functionality and a range of value added services (VAS) including optimal use of communication channels to meet specific customer requirements.

SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband

SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband is small and lightweight but enables a wealth of functionality including broadband internet/intranet, email and secure VPN with voice calling and data use simultaneously.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Cobham SATCOM
Size: Above-deck unit: Height: 79.75cm
Diameter: 68.7cm
Weight: 23kg
Below-deck unit: Height: 27.3cm
Width: 26.45cm
Depth: 4.25cm
Weight: 2.5kg
Standard IP: 432 kbps / 432 kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 kbps
ISDN: 64 kbps UDI / 56 56 kbps RDI
Voice: 4 kbps AMBE+2
Fax: Group 3 (via 3.1 kHz audio)
SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interfaces: RJ-11 (2)
RJ-45 (4)
Ethernet (PoE)
L-Band connector
Digital I/O
DC power input
Operational temp: -25 ºC to +55 ºC

FX 500

The FX 500 FleetBroadband provides simultaneous access voice and high-speed data with email, fax and SMS. It is compactly designed, easy to install and offers the data speeds of up to 432kbps.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Wideye™
Size: Above-deck unit: Height: 75.4cm
Diameter: 74cm
Weight: 16kg
Below-deck unit: Height: 36.6cm
Width: 25cm
Depth: 6.7 cm
Weight: 3.5kg
Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
ISDN: N/A
Voice: 4kbps, 3.1 kHz audio
Fax: Group 3 fax via 3.1kHz audio
SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interfaces: RJ-11 (2)
RJ-45 (4)
Ethernet (2 x PoE)
RF connector
DC power input
NMEA-0183 – GPS output
Wi-Fi
Operational temp: Above-deck unit: -25 ºC to +55 ºC
Below-deck unit: -15 ºC to +55 ºC

Intellian FB500

The Intellian FB500 provides simultaneous access voice and high-speed data with email, fax and SMS. It is compactly designed, easy to install and offers the data speeds of up to 432kbps. It also includes built in WiFi to enable interaction with the web based control interface and to allow wireless Push-To-Talk (PTT) services for smartphone users using free downloadable smartphone apps.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd
Size: Above-deck unit: Height: 72cm
Diameter: 70cm
Weight: 15.5kg
Below-deck unit: Height: 36cm
Width: 25cm
Depth: 6.7cm
Weight: 3.9kg
Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
ISDN: N/A
Voice: 4kbps, 3.1 kHz audio
Fax: Group 3 fax via 3.1kHz audio
SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interfaces: 4 x Ethernet (2 x PoE)
Standard phone
DC power input
RF connector
NMEA-0183 – GPS output
Wi-Fi
Operational temp: -25 ºC to +55 ºC

FELCOM 500

Offering reliable, cost-effective broadband communications, the FELCOM 500 delivers simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data services, and can meet all your operational and social welfare needs.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Furuno
Size: Above-deck unit: Height: 64.3cm
Diameter: 65.3cm
Weight: 18kg
Below-deck unit: Height: 26.5cm
Width: 37.5cm
Depth: 6.5cm
Wight: 4.1kg
Handset: Height: 5.2cm
Width: 20cm
Depth: 6cm
Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
ISDN: 64k/56 kbps for ISDN video phone, G4 fax
Voice: 4kbps
Fax: 3.1 kHz
SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interfaces: 4x RJ-45
2x RJ-11 Tel + Fax
NMEA-0183V2
Alarm output
RS-232
L-band connector
Operational temp: Antenna: -25 ºC to +55 ºC
Main unit: -15 ºC to +55 ºC

JUE-500

The latest-generation maritime communications solution from JRC provides simultaneous access to voice, high-speed data, email, fax and SMS messaging. Easy to install, the JUE-500 comes with a radome of just over 60cms and a compact below-deck terminal.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: JRC
Size: Above-deck unit: Height: 68cm
Diameter: 63cm
Weight: 25kg
Below-deck unit: Height: 16.6cm
Width: 22.1cm
Depth: 6.4cm
Weight: 2.2kg
Handset: Height: 5.3cm
Width: 20cm
Depth: 5.71cm
Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
ISDN: 64 / 56 kbps for ISDN video phone, G4 fax
Voice: 4kbps
Fax: 3.1 kHz
SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interfaces: 2x RJ-45
ISDN + LAN
USB
OIU
2x RJ-11 Tel + Fax
WRF output
Operational temp: Antenna: -25 ºC to +55 ºC
Main unit: -15 ºC to +55 ºC

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