Globecomm has installed a complete hybrid satellite-LTE communications solution for Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company. The installation makes better use of onboard equipment, improves visibility of operations and more closely integrates with office systems. Equally important is better management of the costs of ship-shore communications.
Globecomm provided Tipco with Nimbus, a powerful yet cost-effective network management tool that can be used to control multiple connections via satellite and LTE networks, while providing additional value-added functionality for both enterprise and crew applications. Using the automatic Wide Area Network (WAN) switching capability of Nimbus, Tipco implemented a 4G router alongside its Inmarsat Fleet Broadband terminals. Nimbus selects the satellite connection while at sea but switches over to the 4G connection when the vessels come within reach of shore, lowering the total cost of data consumption.