Marlink’s New Fleet F33 Solution
They are definitely not the first, but Marlink has a new Fleet F33 MPDS solution. Especially geared towards smaller vessels.
“Fleet F33 MPDS uses Internet Protocol (IP) technology and time-shared channels to allocate network resources, enabling cost-efficient Web access, e-mail, and �always on� remote access. This new Marlink service is ideal for a wide range of IP-based applications such as online navigational information and updates, online weather reports, and e-mails with attachments. Marlink Fleet F33 MPDS users pay only for the data packets they send and receive, making this �always on� service a most cost-efficient means for online communications at sea for small boats.”