There is good news for internet users. The Bornholm line is ready for wireless internet during the whole cruise when the first ferry sails on September 1, 2018.

“We are not coming to Bornholm with half solutions, so we have the internet from the outset,” says communications manager Jesper Maack from Molslinjen, head of Bornholm line.

The solution is being delivered by the Norwegian company Specto Remote, which has already delivered similar solutions to other Mollinjen ferries. The plan is to set up powerful antennas around Rønne and Ystad to send signals to the ferry. The receiver antenna on board the ferry becomes gyro stabilized, making it easier to hit it when the ferry sails up to 70 kilos per hour. But it still requires careful placement of the antennas on the landing side. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS May 18, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems, today announced the development of its Enhanced Route Communications Network (ERCN) solution delivering next generation “Massive MIMO” capabilities for operators in the cruise, ferry and leisure markets.  The new ERCN solution represents a shift in terrestrial-based ferry and cruise communications systems, delivering concurrent multi-lane network links featuring integrated aggregation and failover capabilities.

The integrated route communications solution allows for operators in the leisure market to communicate and share data, as well as support their back office and VPN needs. Additionally, the Enhanced Route Communications Network solution allows for increased throughput for client internet hotspots through the use of a dedicated client channel within its flexible link architecture. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS February 23, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization, and tracking systems today announced that it has been selected by a major oil & gas company to deliver its innovative Platform-to-FPSO communications solution for integration offshore. The project calls for BATS to provide its state-of-the-art DVM-90XL system, which will help facilitate critical communications and data sharing between a central platform and fixed production and offloading vessel in the oil-rich Nigerian Basin.

The DVM-90XL antenna system will be outfitted with dual Aviat ODU600 radios; used to form a high-speed, high-capacity network that can offer 700 Mbit/s connectivity speeds. The expanded-size DVM-90XL offers a 360-degree continuous, marine-grade ruggedized architecture, boasting sea salt and spray-resistant composite materials with dual-layer water protection. These design improvements allow for a large antenna system that can deliver uninterrupted use in some of the harshest environments offshore. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS – February 16, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems, today announced the commencement of trials of its FAST platform as the on-the-move offshore wireless network platform of choice for a major Asian electronics and engineering provider. BATS will deliver its FAST 5.8 GHz intelligent tracking antenna solution and integrated radios for trials offshore. The FAST solution is a replacement for inefficient PMP-based wireless networking solutions that rely on omni-directional antennas for communication to other vehicles or vessels in the area. BATS FAST solution brings a higher throughput, increased range, and lower-cost alternative over legacy satellite and PMP-based options.

The customer, one of Asia’s largest publicly-listed companies, with a presence in more than 20 countries, recognized that legacy wireless and satellite-based offshore networks offered today would not serve their needs for a wireless communications solution that kept pace with their cutting-edge technologies. They selected BATS after understanding the advantages offered by a solution based on tracking, stabilizing, and optimizing wireless links that were constantly on-the-move. Read More>

INDIANAPOLIS January 31, 2017 – BATS Wireless (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems today announced a key success in the rollout of their enhanced FAST auto-aligning and tracking antenna.

Together with regional partner SpectoRemote, the BATS FAST system was able to deliver an 85/85 Mbps half-duplex link at nearly 50 kilometers during a ship to shore operation. The FAST system successfully tracked the origin base station for the entire ship route, with high-speed connectivity still available from the origin port while docked in the destination port approximately 48 kilometers away.

Peak speeds for the FAST system near port exceeded 170/170 Mbps, while successfully delivering 100/100 Mbps mid route. Utilizing a dedicated link aggregation appliance, combined with other FAST’s and BATS antenna systems onboard operators are able to achieve double the connection speeds normally available while also providing link redundancy. Read More>