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4G Connect Standard

4G Connect is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution to get internet on board.  It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function WiFi router so multiple devices can connect wirelessly.  There is also a wired LAN port and WAN port – for connection to high power WiFi devices or satellite modems.

The Standard model has built in antennas which will provide good performance when in port.

4G Connect has an easy to use interface and is unlocked so users are free to fit a data SIM card from any mobile provider they choose. However, during our testing, we have found that the lower frequencies used by the Vodafone network coupled with a competitive European data roaming allowance, offer the best maritime solution for European cruising yachtsman.

Operation is simple – turn on, connect to the password protected WiFi hotspot that 4G Connect creates and your device is online for internet on board.  Digital Yacht’s WL510 high power WiFi solution can also be connected to the WAN port for a choice between hotspot WiFi and 4G connectivity.  iKommunicate can also connect to the LAN port providing boat NMEA data on the WiFi network for use with navigation apps.

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4G Connect Pro

4G Connect is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution to get internet for your boat.  It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function WiFi router so multiple devices can connect wirelessly.  There is also a wired LAN port and WAN port – for connection to high power WiFi devices or satellite modems.

The Pro model ships with two external hi gain antennas for exceptional long range performance and is the recommended solution for use afloat.

4G Connect has an easy to use interface and is unlocked so users are free to fit a data SIM card from any mobile provider they choose. However, during our testing, we have found that the lower frequencies used by the Vodafone network coupled with a competitive European data roaming allowance, offer the best maritime solution for European cruising yachtsman.

Operation is simple – turn on, connect to the password protected WiFi hotspot that 4G Connect creates and your device is online for internet for your boat. Digital Yacht’s WL510 high power WiFi solution can also be connected to the WAN port for a choice between hotspot WiFi and 4G connectivity.  iKommunicate can also connect to the LAN port providing boat NMEA data on the WiFi network for use with navigation apps.

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WL510 WIFI Booster

The new marine WiFi solution WL510 allows boat owners to connect to Wi-Fi hot spots so that their on board PC’s or equipment can connect to the internet. Great marine WiFi solution to get a fast internet on board. With internet connectivity on board you can download the latest weather or chart updates as well as having a mobile office on board. Most harbours and ports have either free or subscription based services available.

The system has a compact, DC powered below deck mounted 600mW booster/modem and external, hi-gain (12dBm) antenna with the choice of a 10 metre (33ft) or 20 metre (66ft) low loss LMR400 coax interconnect cable. The antenna measures 0.9m (2.95ft) and can be supplied with deck, mast and industry standard 1” x 14TPI mountings.

The WL510 modem connects to an on board PC through a regular RJ45 CAT5 network cable for simple driver free installation. Connect the WL510 to a router and everyone on board can share the long range wireless internet connection. Compatible with all popular operating systems; Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) and LINUX, the WL510 supports 802.11b/g protocols as well as WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption.

Wi-Fi range depends on many local factors, but Digital Yacht has seen ranges of up to 4-6 miles with this low cost system. In general, using an internal Wi-Fi adaptor typically found on a notebook, you’ll be lucky to find the signal at the end of the dock, so if you plan to access the internet whilst on board, the WL510 could be the solution for you.

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