This communication option is used when vessel is cruising close to shore or in GPRS covered area. This way vessel owners avoid paying satellite communication costs while GPRS communication can be used. EMA Group’s solution includes:
- worldwide coverage;
- absolutely no roaming costs;
- can be used to provide more frequent data reporting than satellite systems.
Using GPRS communication you can receive position reports as frequent as every 5 or 15 minutes. Satellite communication at this high frequency would be extremely costly.
EMA Group’s unique Hybrid solution enables all the positions that were recorded when vessel was cruising using satellite communication, to be downloaded when GPRS network coverage is available. This is definitely the cheaper option than subscribing to satellite communication at a high frequency.