Our 4G Connect product has been super popular this year with remote working on board becoming the new normal. It provides fast internet access using LTE with ranges up to 15-20NM offshore and connection speeds up to 70MBs. It is a data only product however and while you could use What’s App or Face time for voice calls, some boater’s want a better voice solution.
Step forward to voice over IP – a technology that’s used in just about every modern office phone system where phone calls are made over the internet. This can be easily configured on a 4G Connect system – all you need is a VOIP provider and a IP based phone.
We’re tested the solution with Voipfone (www.voipfone.co.uk) and used Snom handsets as the IP phone. In fact, Voipfone can supply a preprogrammed Snom phone ready to plug into the LAN port of the 4G Connect. Voipfone is a cloud based VOIP provider – you can setup a land line number for your boat, transfer calls and even have a PBX/switchboard type system. There are many VOIP providers but our experience with Voipfone has always been good.
Welcome to another neat application for 4G Connect afloat. Find our more about 4G Connect from HERE