Offers Global, Americas & North America Ku band broadband full managed services
All plans include:
Automatic Beam Switching (ABS)
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
Committed Information Rate (CIR)
Out of Band Management (OBM)
Stabilized antennas Intellian
Global Plan Specifications
New installations or Conversions with most existing SeaTel or Intellian antennas. Services requires 8 watt BUC and Quad band LNBs.
Coverage Area includes Americas, Australia, Asia, POR, Caribbean, AOR, Europe, Mediterranean, East and West
Multiple Satellites in most areas provides layered coverage for redundancy and ABS solutions
Two options for Professional Services Contention Ratios
10:1 for Regular internet or VoIP
4:1 for Critical Applications or video.
Americas Plan Specifications
New Installations or Conversions with most existing SeaTel or Intellian antennas. Services requires 8 watt BUC and Quad band LNBs
Coverage Area includes North, Central, South America and Caribbean
Best Satellite Coverage for Americas: Satmex 8
Two options for Professional Services Contention Ratios
10:1 for Regular Internet or VoIP
5:1 for Critical Applications or Video
SeaKU Global & Americas Service Flexibility
Ability to move up or down in speeds as communications needs change
Ability to move up or down in contention ratios as communications needs change.
Each plan includes CIR however the customer has the ability to add, then remove additional CIR as required in 64 Kbps granularity
All changes in one month increments
Up to 3 months continuous Cold Stack per year at no cost
12 months minimum contract
Global & Americas Hardware
Intellian v100GX Ku band system with compatibility with Inmarsat GX Ka band services when available
Stabilized 105 cms Supplied with one 8W Codan BUC two quad-band LNBs and below deck a DAC rack mount control unit.
iDirect X5 Evolution Satellite Modem
Uplogix 500 Remote Management Unit
This device performs all ABS functions and provides the OBM maintenance capability. The SeaKu control center has access to this device and can troubleshoot all attached equipment.
WAN port of the ethernet switch is connected to the satellite modem, and the ship’s network connects to this device. The routing device also plugs into this switch for VoIP use.
RedPort Equipment for Data & Voice Channels Routing
This device performs all Least Cost Routing, Voice and Data Optimization & Compression functions and provides the OBM maintenance capability. Also VoIP A-Z rates for prepaid and post paid rates and Failover capabilities to other sources of Broadband satellite services Inmarsat FleetBroadband or Iridium Open Port
Tripplite 1500 Smart Pro UPS
Provides backup power to the antenna and all other SeaKu equipment in case of a shipboard power failure or transitional outage.
Pre-wired Rack mount
Global CIR and why is so important.
Committed Information Rate (CIR) is guaranteed bandwidth that is not shared by other clients on the network. It guarantees communications when the network is heavily loaded.
How much CIR do the SeaKu Global plans have?
Divide the plan speeds by the contention ratios, and the result is the CIR.
The 10:1 512 x 256 plan has an inbound CIR of 51.2 kbps and an outbound CIR of 25.6 kbps. The 4:1 512 x 256 plan has an inbound CIR of 128 kbps and an outbound CIR of 64 kbps.
Global ABS and why is so important?
To do it properly requires multiple satellites with wide geostationary separation with overlapping beams. SeaKu Global network uses:
Five satellites with overlapping coverage in the America spread over 75 degrees of longitude.
Two satellites with overlapping coverage in the AOR spread over 26 degrees of longitude
Six satellites with overlapping coverage in Europe spread over 99 degrees of longitude
ABS is used to solve blockage issues, whether onboard or nearby. If you only have two satellites close together both may be blocked.
What triggers ABS?
GPS position indicates the vessel is approaching the footprint edge
Antenna azimuth (to the satellite) approaching a mapped blockage zone
Reduction of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio)
OBM command and control ability
ABS is not instantaneous. A new option file is pushed to the modem and the iDirect modem needs to reboot.
Satmex 8 @ 117 degrees west longitude
T-11N US Beam @ 37.5 degrees west longitude
T-14R US Beam @ 63 degrees west longitude
Amazonas 2 North American Beam @ 61 degrees west longitude
Galaxy 28 Conus Beam @ 89 degrees west longitude
Atlantic Ocean Area
T-11N AOR Beam @ 37.5 degrees west longitude
T-14R NAOR Beam @ 63 degrees west longitude
Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa
T-11N Euro Beam @ 37.5 degrees west longitude
14R @ 63 degrees west longitude
T-11N Sub-Sarahan Beam @ 37.5 degrees west longitude
Eutelsat 21A @ 21.5 degrees east longitude
Eutelsat 36B @ 36 degrees east longitude
Intelsat 10-02 @ 15 degrees west
Pacific Ocean Area
GE23 all beams @ 172 degrees east longitude
NSS-12 South Asia Beam @ 57 degrees east longitude
Sea Browser features
Web browsing inseveral modes reducing Internet consumption with Smart Compression & Data Optimization technologies
Optional browsing with images as:
Original (large images)
Works eitherfor Crew Welfare orOperationsoptimization communications inside the Rigs orVessels
Voice Callsvia VoIP with prepaid/postpaid payments
Chats and SMS Textssupported
Emails with or without attachments
Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Unified Address BookOn board
Dedicated tunnelsfor Apps like Skype, WhatsApp, etc.
Enable Seafarers to select Internet voice and SMS Satellite Services at a level and price point to suit theirneeds
Sea Browser Advantages
Customized compression levels so users can control data cost
Unified Data & Voice Prepaid of Postpaid System
PriceMe™– Know the web page or email price in advance
Micro-Payments (Pay-Per-Use Model)
Simple so it is good for visitors or temporal workers as well
Full control over pricing and data usage for any single online service (both for users and IT managers
Unique pricing engine – enables customers to have full control over their budget
Savings up to 97% browsing webpages
Detailed usage reports
Switchable Browser for Mobile/Desktop
Transparent to any other Operational or Business Services on boar
Improves the crew’s quality of life maximizing airtime usage-all keeping IT costs down
“Seafarers not only want internet access, they demand it!”
Source: Crewtoo Seafarers Happiness index study. April 2015
Offshore Global VSAT Entertainment Service
Bandwidth Allocation – set max Kbps download capacity to be used at any given time
Provides entertainment when Satellite DTH services are not available or for international crews acceptance
Entertainment diversity in a box (only a TV set is needed)
Time setting to update contents using only off-peak data traffic hours
Low Priority IPTV stream setting not compromising your critical data
Premier Movies – “Pay as you store” or 10 movies subscription per month
Movie Classics – 60 movies start up library
News – Tailored news to countries
Sports – Daily World Sports review/summary
Podcast – Subscription to favorite Radio & TV podcasts
Remote TV – Local TV anywhere tailored to countries
How much Bandwidth do you need for Value Added Services?
Voice (i.e. Skype vs our VoIP)
Open and Idle = 5 to 10 Kbps (with our VoIP services max = 1 Kbps)
Calling = 32 Kbps both directions minimum, 48 Kbps standard, 64 Kbps recommended (with our VoIP services max = 6 Kbps both directions)
Video Calling = 128 kbps both directions minimum, 300 Kbps recommended
Video Calling High Quality = 400 kbps both directions, 500 Kbps recommended
Video Calling HD = 1.2 Mbps minimum, 1.5 Mbps recommended
Video (i.e, Netflix)
900 Kbps minimum for standard resolution
4 to 6 Mbps for HD
IP Tunneling (i.e. VPN Real Time data applications)
CIR required, application dependant
IP Video Streaming (i.e. Addressable Surveillance Cameras)
CIR required, Frame Per Seconds (FPS) and Video Quality dependant.
Our Solution 3G / 4G @Sea
A low-cost, self-contained, private GSM network
Minimal VSAT bandwidth requirements
Turnkey solution – design, HW, service, support
International roaming and prepaid service co-exist
Automatic GPS control to comply with land-offshore international regulations
Remote monitoring and management
Compact format simplifies installation
Turn-key Equipment & 3G / 4G Service
Hardware and software custom designed for high-latency/high cost VSAT IP backhaul links at sea
Bandwidth-efficient -- voice calls use 9 Kbps including IP overhead
Flexible and scalable solution:
2 to 48+ simultaneous call capacity, based on client input
Single “hotspot” to full vessel or rig GSM coverage
3G / 4G Offshore Service Carrier Class Extension
Ability to place calls to and receive calls from any fixed or cellular phone in the world
Inbound/Outbound SMS text messages anywhere
GSM, GPRS/EDGE, 1XRTT, 4G/LTE and EVDO services for mobile phones or tablets
Post paid services
International waters or in some cases beyond 2 nautical miles from shore.
Use your regular activated cellular phone (GSM & CDMA agreements with more than 500 carriers)
Call charge rates will be invoiced to you directly on your normal bill through your home carrier (roaming charges applies)
Good for Visitors or Temporal Workers at Rigs
Pre paid services
Unlocked GSM phone
Dedicated Phone Number at sea for sending & receiving calls and SMS
Pay using SIM cards provided by us
Cost for the calling party is extremely low (local phone call).
For Hazardous Areas designed for use in extreme conditions
Complies with Zone1/Div1 and Zone2/Div2 standards
Any GSM or CDMA band
Dual GSM Phone
For Prepaid & Post Paid services using different SIM cards in the same phone
Good to be provided at Unrestricted Areas like Flotels or Rest Areas without bringing your phone at departure ports, only your own Business SIM card for local carriers usage (roaming charges could apply) or corporate PBX network
Use Prepaid SIM Card for Personal calls
Red Ku Global & Americas Summary
Robust Global ABS & Professional CIR plans for the Oil & Gas Rigs
Layered overlapping satellite coverage for reliability and redundancy
Large plans choice with great flexibility about rates & changes including VoIP compressed High Quality services
Competitively priced TDMA solution with Satellite Equipment leaders
One SIMPLE Global Price
One STOP Shopping for all your Offshore Communications requirements World wide including trans-ocean trips