Airship Tech News – Communications on the move
Airship has had another busy year of trading this year, not just with providing quality MiFi and mobile communications services to yacht companies both on board and on shore during some of the biggest boat shows this year, but also for its charitable efforts in the yachting industry.
Airship were proud to support the Super Yacht Charities this year, working with Thirty C design to create and launch a new website and logo for the charity ball and main charity website ahead of the sell-out event in April this year.
We are also fortunate enough to work with some of the industry leaders, providing specialist and pioneering mobile communications services to the yachting industry offering a user-friendly service that is unrivalled by our competitors. We have done work from the East Coast US through to Croatia this year and provided services for 4G as far as Singapore.
We’ve seen some interesting developments in flat panel antenna. Following the launch of Kymeta’s latest technology at the Monaco Yacht Show this year, it was interesting to see what this concept could deliver to boat owners in the future. However, key concerns continue to challenge the usability and function of the product that is still untested with limited TV services, it’s not as all singing and dancing as we are lead to believe. Whilst we remain on the fence about the concept, everyone has forgotten that Boeing’s connexion system came and went. Rushing something to the market place isn’t always the right way. 2017 will mark significant developments in this field with a number of global providers also exploring this concept, offering more choice. Some using specific antennas developed for the Marine sector, other proposing aircraft antennas. The most interesting thing about all of this is, they are all offering different services and conflicting information. Some clients are already committing to the systems with some circumstances for the communications perspective it may be worth exploring both from a TVRO stance, none of the services can compete with the specific Sat TV services on the market, which means Radomes are a must for now.
Introducing Sky Q
We are currently testing the Sky Q service. Sky have developed a specific Q commercial receiver as the commercial and marine market will have a specific receiver with less of a feature set. The packages are being developed and tested. Pricing will be released during Q1 of 2017. For more information, contact Airship to see how we can help to improve your communications on the move.