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Telaurus Communications improved its crew email product with proprietary wireless network components

Onboard wi-fi for crew email Telaurus Communications, a Globecomm Maritime company, has unveiled an enhancement to its crew email product, combining the functionality of its se@COMM suite with proprietary wireless network components.Telaurus says that crew communications - particularly SMS and email services - have developed from being an 'optional extra' to an essential service for shipowners and managers serious about crew welfare. Evidence from seafarers suggests that communication while at sea not only improves morale and the overall productivity, it can make the difference between crew staying with the fleet or signing off.The company believes that crew communications must be kept separate from ship's business and there is a need to put the connectivity where the crew can use it safely - in the mess or other communal areas. It ha addressed this need by installing a wireless access point on ships equipped with its se@COMM service to deliver true wireless connectivity to seafarers, accessible via their smartphones or laptop PCs.The wireless access point allows for multiple computers to be introduced without the need to run extra cable. With the use of an extendable antenna unit the connections can bridge multiple compartments without sacrificing bulkhead integrity and without interfering with ...

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