The on-board base station is a discreet IP-based unit with a low form factor. It is also optimised for satellite communications, making the most efficient use of the bandwidth available. Base stations can be used as stand-alone units using their in-built antennas to cover the key areas. In such cases multiple units are installed to ensure complete coverage. Alternatively, a Distributed Antenna System can be installed to extend coverage to all areas of the ship. Passengers can use their mobile phones from their cabins in total privacy.
WINS has a team of highly qualified installers in various countries who can install the systems within the shortest lead times. Using a continuous GPS feed, the WINS system automatically activates the service when the vessel is beyond territorial waters, according to internationally recognised directives.
GSM systems are continuously monitored and maintained remotely to ensure maximum up-time by the WINS 24/7 support team. WINS provides full installation support, technical advice and quick response time to minimise any communications downtime.