“We cruised in South Italy and Ionian Islands, and we had great offshore coverage with good connection (50 Mbits) until about 90 km from Cephalonia in our direct trip back to Messina strait.
Highly recommend Meridian DOME, support and SIM data.”
“We have had positive results in every location we have cruised which include: West Palm Beach, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, USVI, Antigua and St Vincent & the Grenadines.
We chose to install the modems in our existing VSAT dome. Installation was simple and done by the crew in less than a day. One of the big advantages is that we did not need to install an “antenna farm” and therefore have no issues with signal loss with long coax cable runs.
The support has been great, and the team are always available to assist to ensure that we are connected to the optimum bands available for the given location.”
“We used to follow the path of many yachts, using Pepwave devices which simply couldn’t provide reliable and fast enough internet even when in ports.
As many ETO’s onboard yachts will relate to this, using the antennas with coax cables is often a huge source of problem. With Meridian router, everything is in one place and there’s no signal loss, corroded cables, and constant need for monitoring.
If you add increased internet speed, reliability, and fantastic support, this solution makes a huge difference, for everyone onboard.”
During sea trials once under way I ran some basic speed tests using Ookla.
Musashi 1 (PS) connected to the US datacentre hit a max speed of 90mbps down at approximately 15nm from the closest point of land.
Musashi 2 (SB) connected to the UK datacentre hit a max download speed of 222mbps at approximately the same range!
In reality of course it’s much further because they are connecting to cell towers further inland.