FURUNO FleetBroadband

FELCOM250 and FELCOM500 are FURUNO’s new Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminals, which delivers
ship-to-shore/ ship-to-ship broadband communication of up to 432 kbps together with voice communication all at 
the same time by utilising the latest generation Inmarsat I-4 satellites. FleetBroadband offers the data communication
services with both shared bandwidth (Standard IP of up to 432 kbps) and dedicated data rate (Streaming IP of up to 256 kbps).
On top of that, the users can make use of ISDN data service* as well as FAX communication.
FELCOM250 and FELCOM500 will bring cost-effective broadband communication onboard the vessels for a variety of needs,
for both operational and social purposes, including calling their friends and family back home while at sea.
* available only for FELCOM500
Features of FELCOM250/FELCOM500
A wide variety of maritime broadband communication services available.
Simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data communications.
Global coverage provided through three Inmarsat-4 satellites.(except for polar regions)
IP handset and IP-PBX incorporated.
Multiple IP handsets can be incorporated into the network by using the switching hub.
Wireless IP phones can be utilized.(wireless LAN access points required)
No dedicated software required for configuration setup.(web server function incorporated)
Simplified installation through a compact antenna unit with a diameter of around 60 cm, weighing around 20kg.(FELCOM500)
Communication Unit supporting all major communication systems carrying ports to facilitate plug-and-play system integration.
Built-in NAT router facilitates smooth network integration to the Internet.
Incoming indicators available.(optional supply)
FB-2000 Communication Unit
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1. RS-232C 9pin D-Sub female connector for ISDN UDI/RDI.
2. NMEA in/out Phoenix 5pin (NMEA 0183 Ver.2) for navigation equipment.
3. Alarm output Phoenix 3pin for alarm equipment.
4. For power supply.
5. For Antenna Unit.(Antenna cable length selectable 30m or 50m)
6. LAN RJ45 ports for IP handsets, PC/network equipment, telephone hub.
7. Telephone RJ11 for telephones and facsimile.
8. Telephone Phoenix 4pin for telephones and facsimile.
9. USIM card slot.
FleetBroadband coverage
I4 satellite F1 PAC-W 143.5E: Covering Oceania, Western Pacific and South and East Asia.
I4 satellite F2 IND-W 25E: Covering Western Asia, Africa and Eastern Atlantic.
I4 satellite F3 PAC-E 98W: Covering Western Atlantic, Eastern Pacific and Americas.
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Features of Inmarsat FleetBroadband service applications.
Selectable data rates for data communications according to needs:
Standard IP  Streaming IP 

Service providing best effort delivery of 432 kbps
FELCOM500, 284 kbps for FELCOM250 (connected through  
shared connection pipe: less traffic—higher throughput,
and more traffic—lower throughput)

Guaranteed streaming data rates on demand, rates selectable
from 32, 64, 128 or 256 kbps. (no contention amongst those who
are connected in the same network—guaranteed throughput at all times)

Suitable for typical office applications such as e-mail,
web browsing, FTP, VPN, etc. 
Suitable for bandwidth-hungry large data transfer, i.e., real-time
streaming video and audio, Voice over IP, etc.
Data service charged for data sent and received. Service charged for the duration of the connection to the network.
These dedicated streaming channels can run independently while
the standard IP service is running in the background, meaning that
a host of applications can be running simultaneously.
Crystal clear voice telephony
4 kbps cost-effective, landline quality speech available.
Supports one circuit switched service at any one time.
Simultaneous use together with data communications.
High stability in communication links achieves constant network availability even under harsh environmental conditions.
Supports additional core voice and ISDN data capabilities for integration with legacy applications.
ISDN compatibility available on FELCOM500.
SMS (up to 160 characters) and voice mail. 
                                                                  FELCOM250             FELCOM500         
                                                                           Data Communication                      
Standard IP (Best effort delivery)
 Up to 284 kbps   Up to 432 kbps 
 Streaming IP (Guaranteed data rate)   32, 64, 128 kbps       32, 64, 128, 256 kbps
 ISDN   N/A  64/56 kbps
 Voice                                               4 kbps AMBE+2/3.1 kHz audio
Simultaneously usable with packet data and IP services    
 Fax  Group 3 FAX via 3.1 kHz audio
 SMS  Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)

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