The Broadcast Solutions Maritime Mesh Network is specifically designed to meet the high capacity bandwidth requirements of modern maritime and coastal operations. Both military and industrial organizations now have the ability to deploy private networks and deliver broadband connectivity to their marine assets.
Maritime networked communications are mostly stuck in the past century. Telegraphic transmissions may have given way to VHF radio, but bandwidth remains scarce and costly. Wireless transmissions are mostly limited to voice, text messages, faxes and low-resolution images. As for satellite communications at sea, their cost is prohibitive, their performance too often similar to the dial-up connections of the early days of the internet.
The Broadcast Solutions Maritime Mesh Network addresses this situation. It leverages an array of technologies ranging from Wi-Fi and microwave mesh networking, to MPLS and fibre links, to airborne network nodes and satellites. The resulting secure network offers sufficient IP bandwidth to support voice, data and video. Unified Communications and Collaboration including instant messaging, file transfers voice over IP and video streams can now be rolled out for shore to ship and ship to ship transmissions. Real-time data streams from IoT platforms can now feed digital twins at headquarters.