Buzz Marine has introduced a new multifunctional Hubba X4 Duo for the commercial market which provides 3G and 4G broadband using the mobile network, allowing vessels to stay in touch at low cost while up to 15 miles offshore.
The new Hubba X4 Duo provides a dual SIM facility to allow vessels to pass seamlessly through different regions or providers. The system also offers multi frequency options to allow the Hubba to be used in various global regions. The 9-40V DC power supply or 110 – 240v AC with EU/US or UK style plug options provide highly flexible installation requirements ensuring the Hubba X4 Duo can be used on virtually any vessel afloat.
The Hubba X4 Duo is complimented by its custom designed MIMO high gain, marine specific antenna. The antenna is multi directional to optimise the very best reception from the strongest signal available. Its robust construction has been extensively tested to withstand the rigours of the saltwater environment and UV attack.
When berthed in a harbour or marina where a shore side wi-fi is provided, the Hubba X4 Duo can be configured to connect to a local wi-fi hot-spot, thus bypassing the mobile SIM cards and thereby saving cost.
For vessels using VSAT for offshore use, the Hubba X4 Duo has an automatic switch over which will allow the user to benefit from lower cost mobile network when the Hubba detects sufficient, consistent signal. The Hubba will also switch back to VSAT communication when beyond mobile range.
The Hubba X4 has proved to be a popular option for several fleets operating in coastal areas. The Dutch national lifeboat service is installing the system on 16 of its vessels, while Fred Olsen ferries, Humboldt Ship Management and Swire Pacific are just of few of the operators using Buzz Marine’s Hubba X technology in their fleet operations.
With a retail price of just £995 +vat where applicable, the multifunctional Hubba X4 Duo provides a highly cost effective option any vessel operating in coastal waters with a need for reliable on-board communications.
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