Back in 2014, Inmarsat notified its customers that its legacy services Inmarsat M, Inmarsat D+, Inmarsat B, GAN and Mini-M would be phased out at the end of 2016, and replaced with faster and more efficient products. Chances are, your satellite services provider has already replaced the equipment reaching its end of life (EOL) date, but if you still haven’t upgraded to the newer equipment, now is the time to make the change.
Yacht telephony has gone through some radical changes in the past few years. Old-school PBX systems are being replaced by systems using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
With VoIP telephony, the voice server and phones are connected to the vessel's IP network rather than a separate dedicated telephony network.
There are primarily two types of VoIP systems available: VoIP IP (often referred to as Pure-IP) and Hybrid or Converged IP/PBX products.
In this article, I'll discuss the differences between Pure-IP and Hybrid IP/PBX systems so you can make an educated telephone communications choice for your vessel. But first, lets review the meaning of telephony.
Darren and the GCS team have been instrumental in the development and deployment of several carrier grade IT networks for large scale, Savant-based super-yacht projects where the technology infrastructure needed to be extremely reliable.
The capabilities of the GCS team have proven instrumental in helping us deliver a world class technology experience to some of the most prestigious yachts in the world.
J.D. Crawford of Savant Systems
I have been working with Great Circle Systems since 2006 when they did the installation of all our networking and Internet communications equipment on our boat being built in Germany.
The equipment they recommended and installed was exactly as we required. We have had extremely good results with all of their equipment and it has performed as they had advised.
I would highly recommend them to all fellow captains.
Captain Keith T. Moore of M/Y Lady Sheridan
Triton Administrator has proven to be the perfect tool for us on M/Y TV, which is a 78 meter Luerssen yacht.
Triton has comprehensive essential features plus any additional features one can possibly need. It is still easy to use and has a swift support team to implement customer-specific wishes, such as individual day logs, etc.
W. Michael Hummel, Chief Engineer of M/Y TV
Captain Bruno Herregods talks about Great Circle Systems tech support.