Digital Yacht 5G Xtream brings ultrafast internet on board and with Starlink connectivity too

Digital Yacht 5G Xtream brings ultrafast internet on board and with Starlink connectivity too

For boat owners looking for ultra-fast internet on board, the new 5G Xtream from Digital Yacht offers 4G and 5G connectivity as well as integration with Starlink satellite systems for the best and affordable blended internet afloat.

The 5G Xtream can support 5G (shoreside) connection speeds up to 3.1GBs but also integrates a 4G Cat 20 modem which offers connectivity up to about 25NM from shore at speeds of up to 2GBs.  The system uses three external antennas with dual high gain vertical antennas and a separate compact dome for the higher 5G frequencies.  This MIMO technology and critically, separate antennas, gives optimum performance.  There’s support for dual SIMs with auto (failover) or manual switching between operators.

The 5G Xtream features dual band (2.4 & 5GHz) wireless connections so users on board simply search for the secure wifi point and connect.  There’s also 4 LAN ports (10/100/1000MBs) for wired devices like Smart TVs and a WAN port which is optimised for Starlink satellite connectivity allowing the 5GX to act as a sophisticated and fast router for all on board internet communications.  The wifi router can also be configured to access marina wifi hotspots as an additional method of internet access.  This also supports the very latest 5GHz marina wifi services and there’s a high gain external wifi antenna also available as an accessory.

For advanced users, the 5G Xtream allows for user management, VPNs, blacklists and IOT applications.  NMEA 0183/2000 data can also be connected using Digital Yacht’s LANLink devices.   The integrated GPS allows for SMS reporting of boat position or even a geofence/drift setting when the boat is at anchor on in port.

The Digital Yacht 5G Xtream is supplied as a complete solution with antennas, mounts and cabling – all that’s additionally required is a cellular SIM.It is priced at £1,595 and is available now.

It will be on display for the first time in the United States at the Miami International Boat Show (14-18 February 2024 Booth MB3624).

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