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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about FleetBroadband.

What interfaces are available on the JRC FB250 below deck unit?

The JRC Fleet Broadband 250 interfaces on the below deck unit are: 1 x RJ-45 3.1K Audio [ISDN] 1 x RJ-45 LAN [Data] 1 x USB [Data] 1 x RJ-11 2-wire [Voice] 1 x RJ-11 2-wire [Fax] 1 x SIM Card 1 x Dedicated handset 1 x RF splitter 1 x DC Power Input

Can JRC Fleet 33 terminals be upgraded to FleetBroadband?

If the customer has an existing JRC Fleet 33 antenna, and all of the compatible peripheral installations (e.g. installation pole, antenna cable), then the customer only needs to replace the JRC F33 below deck unit with the JRC FleetBroadband below deck unit (i.e. the JRC FB250 unit).

Can the JRC Fleet 77 terminals be upgraded to FleetBroadband?

If the customer has an existing JRC Fleet 77 antenna, and all of the compatible peripheral installations (e.g. installation pole, antenna cable, RF unit), then the customer only needs to replace the JRC F77 below deck unit with the JRC FleetBroadband below deck unit (i.e. the JRC FB500 unit).

Can Thrane (Sailor) Fleet terminals be upgraded to FleetBroadband?

The Thrane & Thrane Sailor 55 Fleet + mounting can be reused for Sailor FB 500 Existing Fleet 55, 77, and Fleet+ 55, 77 pedestals can be reused with a mounting conversion plate. Existing Thrane & Thrane Sailor Fleet 33, 55, 77, and Fleet+ 33, 55, and 77 pedestals can be reused with a mounting conversion plate. For further details contact Thrane & Thrane: Telephone: +45 39 55 88 00 Fax: +45 39 55 88 88 Email: info@thrane.com

Which FleetBroadband services are available?

Fleet Broadband 150 Standard IP: Up to 150kbps Streaming IP: N/A ISDN: N/A Voice: 4kbps AMBE +2 Fax: N/A SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters) Fleet Broadband FB250 Data : Standard IP up to 284kbps Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128kbps ISDN: (not available) Voice :4kbps and digital 3.1kHz audio Group 3 fax: via 3.1kHz audio SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters) Fleet Broadband FB500 Data: Standard IP up to 432kbps Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps ISDN: 64kbps Voice: 4kbps and digital 3.1kHz audio Group 3 fax: via 3.1kHz audio SMS: Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)

Which interfaces are available on the Thrane (Sailor) below deck unit?

Power on/off button DC heavy duty power input connector with Remote on/off and locking mechanism. 4 10/100mbps Ethernet LAN user ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE). 1 Euro ISDN SIM card Factory default reset Two Independent R]-11 phone 2-wire connectors. 5 I/O connector with General Purpose I/Os. L-band output Status LEDs

How can Primary and Secondary Connections on the Sailor terminals be amended?

When using the Thrane & Thrane web interface select: 1. Settings > LAN >User group. 2. In the Primary and Secondary boxes the user can specify the type of data connection required and the quality of service. Please note* The system will allow you to select quality of service; however, this may not be provisioned for your SIM. In this case the quality will not be upgraded. It is advised to amend according to the provisions allowed for the SIM.

Which type of customer will benefit from using the FB 150?

The FB 150 terminal is ideal for small to medium sized vessels with one PC and one or two users.

Who manufactures the FB 150 terminal?

There are three FB 150 terminals available: the Sailor 150 from Thrane & Thrane, the Skipper 150 from AddValue, and the Satlink 150 from Satlink SL.

What hardware is required with the FB 150 terminal?

To access the internet and email a network cable and a suitably configured PC is required.

What is the maximum data rate of the FB 150 terminal?

Data speeds of up to 150kbps can be achieved.

What is the minimum signal strength required for the FB 150?

For optimal performance a signal strength greater than 50dB is recommended.

Is it possible to run simultaneous data & voice sessions on FB 150?

Yes

Is streaming ip connection possible on the FB 150?

A streaming ip connection is not possible on the FBB 150 as the service is not offered.

How easy is it to install FB 150?

One person with experience in fitting marine equipment can install a FB 150 terminal.

What factors should be considered when installing a FB 150 antenna?

Set up requires the antenna to be aligned at the highest possible position on the vessel free from obstruction. This will achieve the optimal line of sight and subsequent performance.

Is TCP PEP available for the FB 150?

No. It is not available because the TCP PEP application is designed for terminals with an average throughput that exceeds 150kbps.

Can a Bluetooth handset be used with a FB 150 terminal?

A wireless connection is not possible with the FB 150 terminal. However, FB 150 can support RJ 45 and RJ 11 connections as well as Ethernet.

What is 505 Emergency Calling?

505 Emergency Calling allows vessels in an emergency situation to make voice calls directly to a Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) by calling the short code number 505.

What is the tariff for 505 Emergency Calling?

This is a free facility provided by Inmarsat. The caller will not be charged for the call providing that the number is only used in emergency situations.

Which service is 505 Emergency Calling available on?

505 Emergency Calling is available with FleetBroadband (using any FleetBroadband terminal FB 500, FB 250, or FB150) and the Fleet Phone.

Is 505 Emergency Calling GMDSS compliant?

No, 505 Emergency Calling is not compliant with the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). If the vessel is larger than 300GRT, it should be carrying equipment that is compliant with GMDSS. This equipment should be used in the first instance to contact a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC).

Is an IP data connection required for 505 Emergency Calling?

No. The FB terminal only needs to be switched on and registered for a circuit switched connection to be able to make a 505 Emergency call.

Is 505 Emergency Calling available while using standard ip connection?

Yes. A 505 call can be made as FleetBroadband supports simultaneous voice and ip connections.

Is 505 Emergency Calling available while using an ISDN connection?

No. ISDN uses a circuit-switched connection, and since FleetBroadband only allows one circuit-switched connection at a time, the ISDN connection must be ended for a 505 Emergency call to be made.

Who manufactures the FB250?

There are four FB 250 terminals available: the Sailor 250 from Thrane & Thrane, the JUE-250 from JRC, the Felcom 250 from Furuno, and the Satlink 250 from Satlink

Who manufactures the FB500?

There are three FB 500 terminals available: the Sailor 500 from Thrane & Thrane, the JUE-500 from JRC, and the Felcom 500 from Furuno

FB Launchpad Error Message: CME_3. Operation not allowed

If customer sees the following on their Launchpad: " operation not allowed: Error processing request AT_ITSGLUSER=1 " LaunchPad is not allowed to work with the terminals when the terminal is in multi user mode. So for LaunchPad to work, user has to RESET the UT to factory default from the WEB MMI

 
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