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Postby ArkSeaJumper » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:06 am

Hi all
I am a desk driving engineer these days, and I'm tring to set up, or find a good broadband package for the vessels in the company.
If posable i would like to tap into the pool of experence both shore and sea going to find a always on system for both crew and ship's stuff to use.
I know there are some pachages just coming out, and others (very expansive) have been out for a long time.

This is for (mostly) small ships, not much room on the monkey island for big domes.

thanks for any and all help

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Postby JK » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:13 am

I just checked with our wizards and they are in the process of installing a Telesat Canada system.
It will provide email and TV anywhere to the ship. The largest dome they are installing is a 600#, but that is a ship that carries over 100 persons including scientists. The rest are much smaller

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Postby The Dieselduck » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:28 pm

My only experience for broadband access on ships, was through MTN on cruise ships. The service on board was great, high speed and pretty reliable. They have a extensive reach into the cruise ship market, I am sure they must have an offshoot for smaller vessels.

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