What the Heck is Navtex? Page 8

Electronics — November 2003
By Ben Ellison

Skyewave Cellular Terminal
   
 
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Europeans have been using fixed cellular terminals for years. Now Skyewave is importing a marinized version built by Ericsson that’s got much to offer boaters. You can use it with regular phones, even a PBX, and the voice quality is supposedly of land-line quality, thanks to some software magic. It also supports standard fax machines and modems and has a PC port for “always on” GPRS Internet (see Q&A). The $900 Marine Wireless Terminal (MWT) works at the maximum-allowed wattage on all three GSM bands, making it a “world phone,” and includes an external antenna. Note that with the clever use of a SIM card you could use the same number and contract with both the MWT and a regular, unfixed cellphone.

Skyewave Phone: (866) 759-3928. www.skyewave.com.

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This article originally appeared in the October 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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