In the Shipping Industry, Digitalization Has Become More and More Important
In the shipping industry, digitalization has become more and more important. Internet of Things (IoT) has a huge impact in the maritime sector. Monitoring the total vessel, in real time if possible, creates a lot of data which can be used for a positive influence on energy consumption, efficiency and safety. And not the least, the environment. Besides IoT, connectivity is needed for a lot of other tasks, like sending emails, phonecalls etc. etc.
This requires a reliable and most affordable internet solution. Cellular connectivity, also known as 3G, 4G and 5G is fast and very cost-effective. With coverage near the coast and offshore, this is perfect complementary to VSAT, Iridium and Inmarsat satellite services, which can be used further from the coast. This raises a need for a router to monitor and manage this kind of connectivity and this is exactly what the Peplink SD-WAN routers are engineered for. Peplink has the widest range of routers, from small to large, depending on customer’s requirements.