02 Jul 2020
The leisure marine market is poised to undergo its biggest ever revolution with companies across the world gearing up to deliver low-cost satellite communication solutions and weather routeing applications for sailing and racing boats. Once out of the range of a conventional mobile phone network, data has to be downloaded via a satellite connection. IEC Telecom has long been a supplier to the leisure marine markets and expects big take up for its One Gate Compact system, which offers a powerful, yet lightweight and compact product. The new system includes an embedded 3G/4G module, enabling automatic switching from a satellite network to a conventional mobile phone network when there’s one available. “With the help of the virtual dashboard, IEC Telecom can access the vessel’s onboard system in real time. Any connectivity or system problems can be resolved immediately because our experts are able to see what is actually happening. OneGate enables the streamlining of system upgrades, adaptations, and repairs, thereby avoiding complicated logistics,” says IEC Telecom, which is about to expand its reach with a new office in Lorient, the heart of the French boating and offshore racing scene.