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Speedcast Reveals Fleet Xpress Dual Antenna Solution

By | November 29, 2018
Speedcast's Bandwidth on Demand service for the yachting market. Photo Credit: Speedcast International

Speedcast’s Bandwidth on Demand service for the yachting market. Photo Credit: Speedcast International

Speedcast International launched a new dual antenna solution for Fleet Xpress customers. These solutions can be installed onboard commercial maritime vessels, adventure cruise ships, and offshore supply vessels.

With dual Ka-Band antennas installed onboard, Fleet Xpress users may experience greater uptime on Ka-Band. In single Ka-Band antenna installations, the vessel automatically switches between Ka-Band and the L-Band back-up service of FleetBroadband, so in times of blockage customers will utilize the L-Band system for operations. Because of the reduced risk of structural blockage with this new dual antenna configuration, the customer spends less time on FleetBroadband and enjoys a better experience over the high-throughput Ka-Band service.

This dual antenna system from Speedcast is available to users in all maritime segments, including commercial maritime and smaller adventure cruise ships, and can be combined with new flexible airtime packages to meet the demands for short-term, high bandwidth options in the energy sector.