“4G Connect is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution for use afloat. It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function wifi router.”
4G Connect is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution to get internet on board. It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function WiFi router so multiple devices can connect wirelessly. There is also a wired LAN port and WAN port – for connection to high power WiFi devices or satellite modems.
The Standard model has built in antennas which will provide good performance when in port.
4G Connect has an easy to use interface and is unlocked so users are free to fit a data SIM card from any mobile provider they choose. However, during our testing, we have found that the lower frequencies used by the Vodafone network coupled with a competitive European data roaming allowance, offer the best maritime solution for European cruising yachtsman.
Operation is simple – turn on, connect to the password protected WiFi hotspot that 4G Connect creates and your device is online for internet on board. Digital Yacht’s WL510 high power WiFi solution can also be connected to the WAN port for a choice between hotspot WiFi and 4G connectivity. iKommunicate can also connect to the LAN port providing boat NMEA data on the WiFi network for use with navigation apps.
You can download a full presentation of the 4G Connect by clicking here.
|•9-30v DC (<5W)
•-40 to +75 C
•Main unit: 180 x125 x 55mm (ex antennas)
|•4G(LTE) CAT 4 up to 70Mbps
•Class 3 Modem with up to 25dBm output
•Support for B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20 LTE FDD bands
•Support for B38/B40/B41 TDD bands
•Dual MIMO antennas
•850/900/2100 MHz Max 42Mbps (HSPA+ download)
•900/1800 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE (Class 12 device)
|Interfaces||•1 x LAN 10/100 Ethernet Port
•1 x WAN 10/100 Ethernet Port
•WiFi 802.11b/g/n with 64/128 bit WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption
You can download the 4G Connect manual by clicking here.
What is in the box?
How to insert a SIM card?
“4G Connect Pro is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution for use afloat. The Pro model uses two external antennas for optimum speed and range and also incorporates a full function wifi router.”
“iKommunicate is an intelligent and universal NMEA gateway device that allows traditional boat navigation systems to be part of the Internet of Things.”
“4G Connect Pro is supplied as standard with two 7M LMR200 cable assemblies. This kit includes two 10m (33ft) minimal loss LMR400 cables“
“Flagship hi power wifi connection system with ranges of 4-6NM. Features network interface for router compatibility and easy direct connection with browser interface.”
“Just missing that network connection – the WL60 will significantly increase the Wi-Fi range or your laptop with easy USB connection cable and sucker cup mounting solution”