High speed on the high seas

High speed on the high seas

The evolution of satellite data and voice communications for cruising sailors is finally approaching the point where soon we will all be talking, sending email and searching the internet from every corner of the globe with the same ease we enjoy ashore. Let’s take a speculative look ahead at what the satcom situation might look like in the near future.  Within the last decade, we have seen the DeLorme InReach and SPOT Satellite Messenger satellite devices enter into service on many ocean-crossing yachts and satphones from Iridium, Globalstar and Inmarsat. These devices offer text-only service (InReach, SPOT) or voice and…
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