Friday, September 5, 2014

Wireless Communications in Cork Harbour!

The Port of Cork (IRL) has become the first Irish port to bring a SeaFi wireless network service on board its support vessels MS Denis Murphy and MT Gerry O’Sullivan. It means resources such as video cameras, weather stations and feed from data buoys are now directly available to the bridge of MS Denis Murphy and MT Gerry O’Sullivan. Furthermore, the crews of all visiting commercial vessels, which are not equipped with a SeaFi ship station, can now access the internet from the quay walls in Ringaskiddy deep water berths, Cobh cruise terminal and Tivoli docks.

Arnaud Disant of SeaTech Data Communication Ltd will deliver a talk on SeaFi - the technology behind this which enables vessels to transfer data and use the internet via their onboard SeaFi ship station from up to 12km off Roche’s Point and along the entire 24km navigable distance to the Tivoli Container Terminal without the need for a satellite communication system or even access to theoretically available 3G/4G public networks.

This  talk, organised by the Ireland Section of the ISA, will take place in Cork's Rochestown Park Hotel at 7.00pm.  Attendees may register here! However if you are uable to attend in person proceedings will be webcast live on Harbour Wireless Webcast

Terrestrial broadband out to sea is a new technology globally and as such should be of great interest to those interested in the topic and the technological development of Cork Harbour in general.

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