[AusNOG] Question for Maritime Comms

Guy Ellis guy at traverse.com.au
Mon Sep 12 11:14:56 EST 2011

Huges Thuraya is reasonably priced, although we a not using it for 
Marine but remote terrestrial sites.

Their marine offering is shown here...

  - Guy.

On 12/09/2011 11:02 AM, Rob Byrnes wrote:
> There's a boat doing such a trip at the moment, and the skipper is 
> blogging his trip at http://tahinaexpedition.com/
> cheers,
> Rob
> On 11 September 2011 13:10, simon thomason <sapage at sapage.net 
> <mailto:sapage at sapage.net>> wrote:
>     Hey All,
>     Just wanted to get some advise from the experts as I have been
>     asked by a friend to look into what options there are for data and
>     audio service for a round the world Yacht?
>     They are currently finishing off a large personal Cat and have had
>     a little look into what options there are but wanted to know what
>     the best options are.
>     I have been looking at Iridium services but wanted to know what
>     else was out there and also what tech I should be looking at for
>     them. I am certain there is purpose built systems for boats but
>     what one should I/They been looking into.
>     Just floating the question now to point me in the correct
>     direction rather then scratching around with no real idea.
>     They requirements are "always available" internet and voice
>     service and they would rather pay for a quality service rather
>     than a cheap and nasty service. Not looking at large amounts of
>     data downloads or uploads more just checking mail/news/weather/stocks.
>     Cheers,
>     Simon T
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