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Satellite hardware costs | Vessel size, equipment weight and size. | Communications budget | Bandwidth usage | Survey |
When determining what type of communications system you need for your vessel, your first consideration should be the initial outlay of capital for the hardware as this can be quite substantial and a major deciding factor.
$100000  2.4m C-Band
VSAT
 SeaTel 9707 Deep sea global coverage
Full internet and phone and email
Pay by the month. Can be expensive
Cost effective for frequent use 
64Kb
2Mb
 
$45000
$60000
1 meter Ku-Band
VSAT
SeaTel 4009
Orbit AL-7103
KNS Z10
Regional coverage
Full internet and phone and email
pay by the month
most cost effective for frequent use 
64Kb
20Mb
$30000
$32000
$36000
$39995
60cm Ku-Band
mini-VSAT
USAT
KVH V7
SeaTel 2406
Sailor 700
Regional coverage
Full internet and phone and email
Pay by the month
could be more expensive at higher bandwidths
384Kb
2Mb
 $16995  37cm  Ku-Band
mini-VSAT
 KVH V3
(coming 1Q11)
Regional coverage
Full internet and phone and email
Prepay by MBs /month
128kb
2Mb
$14995
$14950

$16195
65 cm Inmarsat
Fleet
Broadband
 FB500
JRC JUE500
Sailor
KVH 
Deep sea global coverage
Occasional Internet and phone  and email
Pay by the byte and by the minute
Expensive for regular web browsing
<432Kb
           
$9995 27cm
35cm
Inmarsat
Fleet
Broadband
 FB250
Sailor
KVH
 
Deep sea global coverage
Occasional Internet and phone and email
Pay by the byte and by the minute
Expensive for regular web browsing
<284Kb
$4300
$5995
$6200
27cm
29cm
Inmarsat
Fleet
Broadband
 FB150
Sailor
KVH
Skipper 
Deep sea global coverage
Occasional Internet and phone and email
Pay by the byte and by the minute
Expensive for regular web browsing
<150Kb
$4500
$5800
 57x23
 cm
 Iridium  Openport Truely global coverage including poles.
Occasional Internet, phone and email
Prepay by the byte and by the minute 
Can be expensive for extensive web browsing.
  9.6Kb
 32Kb
128Kb
$1395    Iridium  Handheld
 9555
Truely global coverage including poles.
Very limited, low speed, internet. Email phone and text
Prepay by the byte and by the minute 
Can be expensive for extensive web browsing.
 9.6Kb
$699    Iridium  GeoPro Truely global coverage including poles.
Two-way text messaging with GPS position
 
$575 17x
5.4x
3.9cm
 Inmarsat  IsatPhone PRO Global. 2.4K voice. Text to email (160 char) 
GPS to email. 20kbps data.
8 hour talk/100hour standby
 
           
           
           


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Usage:
Email,  weather maps, occasional Google and download
Routine web browsing
Daily downloads (Music/ video/ files/ software)