BATS Wireless, together with integration partner SpectoRemote, provided its industry-leading antenna tracking and stabilization solution for the Gedser to Rostock deployment, to enable a broadband link that was able to meet and exceed the bandwidth requirements for the ferry route.
BATS’ DVM 30 system was placed at high-points on both ends of the crossing, powered by a 25dBi MIMO antenna and MIMO radio, while two DVM 30 systems were placed abroad the vessel in port starboard positions, also powered by 25dBi MIMO antennas and MIMO radios. An additional FAST system was employed at a highpoint onboard to allow for additional redundancy.
Together, the solution notably achieved and exceeded the desired throughput for the ferry route; this configuration allowed for a point-to-multipoint (PTMP) connection while in transit, delivering a stable, link-redundant 144 Megabits per second of throughput, with performance peaks of up to 200 Mbps. These speeds allowed the operators the ability to provide an enhanced internet browsing experience for its patrons, while also dramatically increasing network performance.
Following the successful deployment of the BATS system aboard the initial vessel, the solution entered into production across the fleet; bringing reliable, high-speed wireless internet connectivity to other vessels for the entirety of their routes.