UK-based Buzz Marine has introduced a 4G router for vessels operating in coastal and inland waterways.
UK-based Buzz Wireless has introduced a 4G router for vessels operating in coastal and inland waterways. The HubbaX4Go router connects to terrestrial mobile phone networks that extend offshore using the long-term evolution (LTE) technology that is more advanced than 3G networks. These networks can extend to more than 20km from coastlines and provide good coverage over inland waterways.
HubbaX4Go is designed to operate in maritime conditions with a high-gain external antenna that connects to even weak 4G signals, and a waterproof enclosed router. Buzz said it provides broadband connections capable of supporting up to 32 WiFi devices, with download speeds of up to 80 Mbps. When 4G LTE networks are unavailable, the device automatically selects alternative 3G or 2G frequencies to optimise connectivity for the vessel’s crew. It can be used to create a WiFi hotspot so vessel crews can connect their own mobile devices – laptops, tablets and smartphones.