RKTPL provides both vessel-to-shore and vessel-to-vessel connectivity, and enables essential voice, data and video streaming services at lower cost than satellite.
Modern offshore operations require a robust, high-capacity and low-latency communication infrastructure in order to optimize performance, situational awareness, command efficiency and response time for any event in the open sea.
SOLUTIONS FOR VESSEL-TO-SHORE & VESSEL-TO-VESSEL(s) COMMUNICATIONS
Vessels operating in the area of base station coverage have a high-capacity low-latency link available for any operational speed, vessel direction and sea condition. Vessels communicate with other vessels operating in the coverage area, as well as with other users connected to
the onshore network. Handover between different sectors of the base station network is supported.
Stabilized high-gain antennas on the vessel compensate antenna azimuth and elevation for fast heading and pitch-and-roll movement of the vessel.The stabilized antenna system ensures that the antenna beams are constantly aligned with the target when the vessel moves, by moving the antenna in opposite movement to the vessel.
Roaming between different shore base stations is supported. The stabilized high-gain antenna system on the vessel monitors its own position regarding the base station network and maintains the best base station as a pointing target.Any vessel can communicate with any other vessel in the network as long the vessels operate in the coverage area and an IP link operates between the different base stations.
The solution supports roaming between different sectors of the same base station network,as well as roaming between different base stations where user-defined.The solution provides the same level of performance for all vessel speeds up to 30 knots.
MW links have a typical latency of 25ms for single-hop one-way links. Guaranteed latency for a one-way link is max 50ms.
The solution provides connectivity up to 60km for line-of-site (LOS) conditions and uses licensed frequencies.
4G-based radio technology supports channel sizes of 5, 10, 15 and 20MHz. Capacity of 80Mbps per sector or 240Mbps per base station can be dynamically shared between the vessels that operate in area of sector/base station coverage.
The solution supports 128-bit AES encryption algorithms.
Base Station Technical Highlights
LTE solutions provide customers with connectivity for high-speed voice, video and data services for data terminals. The LTE standard, which was developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), is specified in its Release 8 document series, with enhancements described in later releases.
RKTPL delivers a comprehensive LTE solution that includes:
- Base station eNodeB radios
- LTE core network (EPC)
- User equipment (CPE)
- Network management system (NMS)
LTE base station highlights:
The ruggedized all-outdoor, high-power LTE base station is software-defined, and designed to offer superior high-power 4Tx4Rx radio technology. This unit is ideal for fixed, high mobility, dense urban and mixed environments.
- All-in-one modem and radio in a single box
- Software defined radio (SDR) 16e LTE & LTE-Advanced
- All FDD/TDD-LTE Bands Supported
- 2Tx2Rx radio or 4Tx4Rx radio
- Carrier aggregation
- Multi-user MIMO
- 2×2 or 4×4 MIMO
- Dual sector
- Embedded Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
LTE EPC highlights:
The LTE EPC gateway is developed to target various broadband wireless access (BWA) business scenarios offered over service provider (B2B and B2C), industrial and governmental networks. The product comprises MME, SGW, PGW, HSS, PCRF and other core functionalities that give operators control and management of the entire wireless network infrastructure.
- High scalability from tens up to hundreds of thousands of subscribers
- Distributed and centralized network topologies; 1+1 configuration
- Flexible service authorization, QoS & accounting
- Multi-vendor interoperability
- Full mobility support
- Multiple PDNs; IPv4 and IPv6; integrated L2 services; GBR & non-GBR bearers
- Per-flow, policy-based QoS marking
The network management system is a comprehensive apparatus for building, managing and supporting the entire LTE device life cycle – from initial installation and full service provisioning to ongoing maintenance and support activities.The NMS is scalable for any network size and can be deployed gradually in accordance with network needs. The NMS provides an enhanced and innovative collection of automated and customized facilities, such as: customized super dashboards, trending reports and graphs, detailed client data for planning and troubleshooting, comprehensive events management,and smooth integration with OSS layers.
- Full management and visibility of the entire LTE network
- Carrier-class performance and traffic monitoring system that ensures quality of service (QoS) and optimizes LTE network performance
- Remote customer premise equipment (CPE) management, monitoring and diagnosis for data, voice and video services on CPEs
This infrastructure provides both vessel-to-shore and vessel-to-vessel connectivity, and enables essential applications such as:
- Standalone operation of private 4G LTE network for offshore operation for voice, data and video streaming
- Connecting vessel-to shore via marine-grade high capacity microwave radios.
- Setup mesh network in the open sea via out private 4G LTE and marine grade microwave radios at lower cost than satellite communication.
- OTT & video conferencing services
- Extensive use of sensors and controls
- Internet of Things & M2M
- Geological and virtualization at sea
- Onshore expert monitoring , logging and analysis of data
- Extensive Infotainment demands for well-being of offshore crew
- Big Data collection
- Time Sensitive Remote Control of mechanical and electrical equipment
- Integrated operation model
Legacy satellite communication solution can’t keep up above these high capacity and low latency requirements and are costly to operate.
What you need is a secured , high capacity , low latency , cost effective, always-on solution to accommodate these new requirements.
RKTPL provide the only true end-to-end solution for offshore 4G LTE coverage and microwave connectivity , enabling your offshore operations to meet your business objectives. With the right connectivity infrastructure provided by RKTPL ,you can begin to leverage such benefits as an increase in efficiency and productivity in the open sea. A reduction in operational expenditures by decreasing required offshore workforce. RKTPL’s Private 4G LTE Network ( eNodeB+EPC+IMS) integrates with highly reliable marine-grade microwave equipment with customized antenna stabilization technologies and resilient paths and typologies. The marine grade microwave antenna is stabilized using an innovative GPS, Motion sensors and Control system capable of maintaining an extremely high degree of pointing accuracy regardless of motion and sea conditions. Our solution is capable of delivering a throughput of multi-gigabits per second. It is simply the best performing radio technology solution at sea with an in-house stabilized antenna that provides high reliability and most importantly peace of mind.it is durable in the harshest marine environments.Our solution is certified for safe work in highly explosive environments and is guaranteed to provide bandwidth for mission-critical services through built-in QoS mechanism.
RKTPL’s unique comprehensive solution ensures a smooth implementation from concept to delivery enabling you to have the peace of mind to run an efficient and safe operation that meets your business objectives and achieves the highest value for you.
In addition, all products and services are supported globally by our 24/7 Network Operation Centres, field engineers and regional support centres… providing you with local help, with a global service.
Find out more information by contacting us.Contact us to find end-to-end solution for your maritime communications need.