Recent advances in communications technology have revolutionized the use of mobile phones at sea.Until recently, however,seafarers have not been able to use the technology that has become standard for the rest of the world.Crews on board merchant ships have had,up to now, to rely on expensive satellite connections for contact with family, friends and work colleagues.
RK Telesystem has recently launched 2G/3G/4G LTE network solutions for the merchant maritime sector.Now mobile communication is possible onboard free ( mobile to mobile on ships/vessels). People can make a call at sea to the mainlnand now at very low cost compare to traditional satellite phone calls.
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Merchant crews can now make and receive calls or send and receive SMS/Text messages as soon as they leave the range of onshore GSM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi networks.
Crew members are given RK Telesystem’s SIM Cards free of charge to use in conjunction with their existing handsets and and they can make and receive calls or send and receive SMS/Text free of charge on board. The transition to RK Telesystem Network deployed on board is virtually seamless and the network is global. The seafarer can make and receive calls and text messages, anytime , anywhere in deep ocean water.
The same affordable global rates apply in all corners of the world.RK Telesystem also provides a dedicated crew email service, whereby the only requirement on behalf of the user is a crew PC.
Benefits of the RK Telesystem network are numerous , but most importantly it greatly enhances the quality of life on board for officers and Crew. Easy contact with those on land via the familiar means of their mobile handsets is leadiing to greater satisfaction amongst crew members and increased staff retention of RK Telesystem’s GSM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi communication network enabled ships. The work and responsibilites of a ship’s owners and officers have also been supported by the enhanced of contact, enabling the progress of a voyage to be continuously monitored and reported.
How it works?
RK Telesystem deploy a GSM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi Network in a Box ( NIB ) in accommodation areas on board the ship. The GSM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi Network in a Box ( NIB) is mounted on a wall or ceiling beneath the stairwell of the vessel and connects to the global GSM/CDMA/4G LTE network via a remote media gateway.RK Telesystem enables you to deploy a stand-alone operational cellular network in less than three minutes on any ship/vessle.This SM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi Network in a Box ( NIB) combines all of the key elements of a cellular network into a single system that is easy to transport and carry. Integration with any external networks can also be supported.
A ruggedized enclosure houses all the necessary components of a cellular network. The GSM/CDMA/4G LTE/ Wi-Fi NIB is capable of supporting voice, data and SMS/Text services. A Wi-Fi interface enables the system operator to manage its group of users via PC, laptop or tablet computer. The GUI interface is simple and easy to use. Groups of phones can be set up for push-to-talk communications, group calling and text messages. Additionally, system operators can send text messages from the GUI to the users.
- Voice, SMS/text, data services on board the ships
- Coverage on board( indoor/outdoor)
- SMS/Text to individual , group or broadcast via Web GUI
- IPTV/Internet TV on Board on 4G LTE NIB ( optional)
- HD Web Conferencing on board on 4G LTE NIB ( optional)
- Easy integration with external networks
Call Management Features:
- Individual & Group voice call & text messaging
- Audio/Video Conferencing
- Dispatch console,Broadcast text messaging
- Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Three way calling
- System, group and individual based user dial plans
- Inbound/Outbound call restrictions
- Technology supported: GSM, CDMA 2000, 4G LTE
RK Telesystem offers a smart network with WiFi and 2G/3G/4G that has great coverage inside the ship. It allows you to support passengers’ digital lifestyle and connect with them before, during and after their trip with you.
As a branded app with information about the ship and dynamic offers via the RK Telesystem’s 2G/3G/4G network, any Ship can be used for many added value functions such as upselling merchandise, advertising, messaging passengers, and ship tracking to mention only a few.
RK Telesystem offers both regional VSAT on Ku band and C band through our partner, a major satellite provider of broadcast and data communication services for customers in the maritime, and oil and gas markets.
We use mobile data and voice network optimization technology that maximizes savings,network performance and user experience. Saving $ millions in annual backhaul OpEx , while optimizing network at sea and improving performance and network availability.The Intelligent Backhaul Optimizer provide a comprehensive set of applications for 2G, 3G and LTE.
RK Telesystem builds 4G coverage offshore to support the oil & gas industry. We improve, standardize and simplify the communication between platforms, rigs and vessels. We connect people and devices.
We achieve operational efficiency through our mobile centric solution, ensuring optimal service by using backhaul paths.
Communication is mission critical; and we understand the requirements and challenges of working offshore.The technology changes, the reliability sustains.
RK Telesystem gives you the best mobile experience offshore, at work, and in your spare time.