Buzz Marine has supplied its HubbaX4 Go marine broadband systems to five Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) patrol vessels owned by four regional IFCAs.
The HubbaX4 Go and Duo models are the latest in the Buzz Marine range, providing a superfast 4G broadband solution to support devices at sea.
Up to 32 Wi-Fi devices can connect simultaneously to the flexible HubbaX4 Go unit which is able to operate on the 4G, 3G or 2G networks and provide up to 100Mbps download speed.
The Hubbax4 features a high powered MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) antenna which is housed in a small, easy to install, IP67 certified casing providing protection from the extreme maritime elements. The antenna is connected to a HubbaX4 router located below deck to create a Wi-Fi hotspot. The unit also has an RJ45 port for wired network connectivity.
The vessels, belonging to four of the regional IFCAs, are used to help ensure the authorities take a leading and effective national role in fisheries and conservation management.
“The regional IFCAs play a very important role in championing and managing a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries and it’s imperative the crews have reliable voice and broadband data connection while they are on patrol,” said Steve Smith, Buzz Marine managing director. “The HubbaX4 Go is designed and built specifically for the rigors of the marine environment and will provide the IFCAs with a cost effective alternative to maritime satellite communications.”