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Keeping Intouch while offshore

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A presentation given at 21 November 2013 to the Coastal cruising Club of Australia. The topic was keeping in touch whileon the water, focusing on the mobile Internet and Skipr.net.

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Keeping Intouch while offshore

  1. 1. in-touch off-shore Marius Coomans
  2. 2. In the beginning…
  3. 3. Today we might also…
  4. 4. so we can…
  5. 5. How?... • the Easy option • the Efficient option • the Luxury option • the Other options
  6. 6. Pain & Reward 1 : Antenna Placement
  7. 7. Pain & Reward 2 : Antenna Placement
  8. 8. How?... • the Easy option • the Efficient option • the Luxury option • the Other options The Mobile Phone Network
  9. 9. 850 MHz v 2100 MHz Number of Phone Towers
  10. 10. + Familiar, flexible, no commitment - Poor battery life, limited coverage + Economical, flexible, multi-user - Another battery, another plan + Best coverage, set & forget, always on - Requires installation, another plan
  11. 11. Marina Wi-Fi Satellite Internet Sat Phone Sailmail
  12. 12. Carry on browsing!
  13. 13. Feb 2006
  14. 14. August 2006
  15. 15. Feb 2007
  16. 16. August 2007
  17. 17. Feb 2008
  18. 18. August 2008
  19. 19. Feb 2009
  20. 20. August 2009
  21. 21. Feb 2010
  22. 22. August 2010
  23. 23. Feb 2011
  24. 24. August 2011
  25. 25. Feb 2012
  26. 26. August 2012
  27. 27. Feb 2013
  28. 28. August 2013
  29. 29. Skipr.net The Task Ahead • Scale the site infrastructure to cope with growth and asked-for features. • Redesign to work smoothly with new devices such as phones and tablets. • Fill in the holes (new features, remove limitations, security).
  30. 30. In-touch, off-shore skipper@skipr.net Further reading: Skipr.net http://skipr.net/ Telstra prepaid https://www.telstra.com.au/help/download/document/personal-critical-informationsummary-pre-paid-mobile-broadband.pdf Coverage maps http://telcoantennas.com.au/site/coverage-checker-all-australian-networks Maxon Datamax http://www.maxon.com.au/index.php?option=com_spidercatalog&product_id=51&view=showpr oduct&page_num=1&back=1&Itemid=103

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