Peplink Solution for Maritime

Work Vessel

For work vessel, dependable internet is crucial to a successful mission. It is needed for transmitting estimated arrival and departure schedules, ordering parts and supplies en route, as well as planning the most fuel-efficient routes based on real-time weather and chart updates.

Ferry, Cruise and Leisure Yacht

For ferry, cruise and leisure yacht, fast internet is a must for an enjoyable journey. Captain and crew need internet to order parts and supplies and plan routes based on real-time weather and chart updates. Passengers need internet for entertainment and to keep in touch with family and friends.


Internet at Sea and Peplink Technology

Traditionally, VSAT and Iridium or Inmarsat mobile satellite service are the only options for connectivity at sea. With the advance of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi technology, however, it has become possible to leverage these hight-speed and low-cost connectivity options at shore or offshore.

Wi-Fi 4G LTE VSAT, Iridium or Inmarsat
Coverage Near Shore Off Shore High Sea
Bandwidth High High Low
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Wi-Fi is accessible at or closer to shore. 4G LTE is often within reach offshore and in the short sea . VSAT and Iridium or Inmarsat mobile satellite service will be the fall-back internet when the ship is in deep sea when 4G LTE and Wi-Fi are out of coverage.

By using Peplink Balance or Pepwave MAX SD-WAN router to combine and switch between these wireless internet connections, you can have a fast and dependable internet at the lowest cost.

In addition, for ferry, cruise and leisure yacht, Peplink Balance or Pepwave MAX SD-WAN router with MediaFast Content Caching can be used to seamlessly cache video, iOS and app updates, and other content for uninterrupted playback and unlimited access anytime. This saves bandwidth usage while accelerating access.

And with the Peplink InControl 2 cloud management platform, your entire deployment, whether at sea or in inland water, can be monitored and managed remotely from anywhere you have an internet connection, or from your existing in-house or third-party system via the InControl 2 API.


Product Recommendation and Reference Network Design

Peplink Balance 710 SD-WAN router, with 7x ethernet WAN ports, is an ideal SD-WAN router for a heavy lift or crane vessel.

It will connect and distribute traffic, by priority routing, to Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G, VSAT and Iridium or Inmarsat mobile satellite service, to ensure you have the fastest and most cost-effective internet available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage in the vessel’s journey.

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Pepwave MAX HD2 IP67, with 2x embedded 4G LTE/3G modems and an IP67 rated housing, is an ideal 4G LTE/3G router for heavy lift and crane vessel.

With external, outdoor Wi-Fi and 4G LTE/3G antenna, it will connect and distribute traffic on 2x 4G LTE/3G internet connections, of whether the same or different providers.

The MAX HD2 IP67 supports also redundant SIM slot. This means for every 4G LTE connection, you can insert one extra SIM as backup. It will use the backup SIM when the primary SIM is out of coverage or is out of bandwidth quota.

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Pepwave Device Connector IP55, with industrial Wi-Fi engineering and an IP55 rated housing, is an ideal Wi-Fi router for heavy lift and crane vessel.

The industrial Wi-Fi component will allow the Device Connector to provide a high-speed and dependable Wi-Fi internet and will be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network from shore at a distance that consumer Wi-Fi router will fall short.

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Peplink SD Switch, with 850W power budget, 24x PoE+ ports and built-in redundant power supply, is an ideal core switch for heavy lift and crane vessel.

A leading 850W power budget allows for more devices to be powered by PoE and less cable on the vessel. The built-in redundant power supply keeps your SD Switch in operation despite a power supply failure, extending its lifecycle beyond the power component.

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Pepwave MAX BR1 IP55, with one embedded 4G LTE/3G modem and an IP55 rated housing as well as built-in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE/3G antenna, is an ideal SD-WAN router for inland-water tanker ship.

It will connect and distribute traffic on Wi-Fi and 4G LTE/3G, by priority routing, to ensure you have the fastest and most cost-effective internet available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage in the ship’s journey.

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Pepwave MAX HD2 IP67, with 2x embedded 4G LTE/3G modems and an IP67 rated housing, is an ideal SD-WAN router for sea-going tanker ship.

With external, outdoor 4G LTE/3G antenna, it will connect and distribute traffic on 4G LTE/3G and VSAT, by priority routing, to ensure you have the fastest and most cost-effective internet available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage in the ship’s journey.

The MAX HD2 IP67 supports also redundant SIM slot. This means for every 4G LTE connection, you can insert one extra SIM as backup. It will use the backup SIM when the primary SIM is out of coverage or is out of bandwidth quota.

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Pepwave AP One Rugged, with industrial Wi-Fi engineering and a rugged metallic housing, is an ideal Wi-Fi router for both inland-water and sea-going tank ships.

The industrial Wi-Fi component will allow the AP One Rugged to provide a high-speed and dependable Wi-Fi at a distance that consumer Wi-Fi router will fall short.

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Pepwave MAX BR1, with one embedded 4G LTE/3G modem as well as built-in Wi-Fi, is an ideal SD-WAN router for tugboat, supply vessel and offshore platform.

With a Peplink all-in-1 Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G and GPS antenna, it will connect and distribute traffic on Wi-Fi and 4G LTE/3G and VSAT, by priority routing, to ensure you have the fastest and cheapest internet available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage in the vessel’s journey.

The MAX BR1 supports also redundant SIM slot. This means for every 4G LTE connection, you can insert one extra SIM as backup. It will use the backup SIM when the primary SIM is out of coverage or is out of bandwidth quota.

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Pepwave MAX HD4 with MediaFast SD-WAN router, equipped with 4x embedded 4G LTE/3G modems, built-in Wi-Fi as well as MediaFast Content Caching technology, is an ideal SD-WAN router for leisure yacht, passenger ferry and cruise ship.

It will connect and distribute traffic, by priority routing, to Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G, VSAT and Iridium or Inmarsat mobile satellite service, to ensure you have the fastest and most cost-effective internet available, while switching seamlessly between them as they come in and out of coverage in the ship’s journey.

The MAX HD4 supports also redundant SIM slot. This means for every 4G LTE connection, you can insert one extra SIM as backup. It will use the backup SIM when the primary SIM is out of coverage or is out of bandwidth quota.

With MediaFast Content Caching technology, the MAX HD4 will seamlessly cache video, iOS and app updates, and other content, in its built-in SSD storage for uninterrupted playback and unlimited access anytime. This saves bandwidth usage while accelerating access.

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Pepwave Device Connector IP55, with industrial Wi-Fi engineering and an IP55 rated housing, is an ideal Wi-Fi router for leisure yacht, passenger ferry and cruise ship.

The industrial Wi-Fi component will allow the Device Connector to provide a high-speed and dependable Wi-Fi internet and will be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network from shore at a distance that consumer Wi-Fi router will fall short.

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Peplink SD Switch, with 850W power budget, 24x PoE+ ports and built-in redundant power supply, is an ideal core switch for leisure yacht, passenger ferry and cruise ship.

A leading 850W power budget allows more devices to be powered by PoE and less cable on the vessel. The built-in redundant power supply keeps your SD Switch in operation despite a power supply failure, extending its lifecycle beyond the power component.

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Pepwave AP One Mini, with industrial Wi-Fi engineering and a sleek and low-profile housing, is an ideal Wi-Fi router for leisure yacht, passenger ferry and cruise ship.

The industrial Wi-Fi component will allow the AP One Mini to provide a high-speed and dependable Wi-Fi internet at a distance that consumer Wi-Fi router will fall short.

The sleek and low-profile enclosure will ensure that the AP One Mini will blend in naturally in any hospitality environment.

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See our blog for more on choosing the right Peplink or Pepwave SD-WAN router model.


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