SeaCell’s network represents a substantial improvement in current sea-based mobile wireless thinking – it enables the migration of wireless from being highly centralized to distributed.Network Architecture
SeaCell’s network architecture contains four major paradigm shifts that substantially reduce infrastructure investments and operating costs for cruise lines, thereby allowing SeaCell to make services available at substantially lower costs to the cruise line’s passengers and crew:
A ubiquitous wireless network is present on each ship by deploying a distributed antenna system architecture capable of sending and receiving multiple communications protocols.
The result is a network architecture that is robust, reliable and scalable
Distributed IP-based network
* Substantially lower call costs
* Minimizes shipboard equipment space required
* Reduces expensive backhaul needs by switching on ship and utilizing IP telephony
* Minimizes shipboard operations and maintenance because of platform reliability
* Centralized monitoring of system performance and quality
Easily Add New and Advanced Services and Applications
• SeaCell provides the total wireless functionality for the ship using standard servers.
• No need for cruise lines to buy expensive hub equipment
• Cruise Lines avoid capital investment in large hubs
Value and Impact – SeaCell provides a “Wireless Network in a Box” SeaCell offers the only commercially available network system designed to provide all of the control infrastructure equipment and software necessary to support a wireless network within a single, compact enclosure, approximately the size of a 2’x2’x4’ space.
This compact and modular system enables SeaCell to offer cruise lines a wireless voice, data and multi-media solution designed to:
• provide complete, uninterruptible ship coverage
• scale capacity in heavy usage areas
• deliver cost effective services that can be passed on to users
SeaCell networks represent a substantial improvement in current sea based wireless thinking – it enables the migration of wireless from being highly centralized to distributed.