Reinbek near Hamburg, 13. January 2014: Within the first six months after introduction of the new shipznet crew solution, already over 1000 seafarers worldwide use the new communication tool.
shipznet, a revolutionary development of bobz GmbH, is the only high speed mobile network service in merchant shipping, that offers a world-wide monthly flat rate near-shore and in harbors, without any additional roaming costs.
shipznet consists of a very small above-deck unit with two antennas and guarantees easy installation. The below-deck unit serves as router and takes over the power supply for the above deck unit. shipznet complements either Fleetbroadband, regarding high volume costs, or Iridium, regarding low transfer rates.
However, shipznet is also an ideal stand alone solution. Especially the new feature “crew solution” makes shipznet interesting for shipping companies since offering the crew a better and especially less expensive way of communication.
With the shipznet crew solution, the bying and collecting of individual pre-paid SIM cards for each country finally comes to an end. Expiry dates, varying volumes, an extra pre-paid card for each country – all of this was yesterday. The new crew solution of bobz GmbH offers the crew a comfortable way of communicating with family and friends, by using vouchers. Should the contingent be used up, it can be recharged conveniently with the shipping company or the Master, without the time consuming search of a local provider for pre-paid SIM cards. Also, these providers are not always available when needed.
“Since the introduction of our shipznet service almost six months ago, we could inspire over 1000 users world-wide with the crew solution. Seafarers can finally access the internet conveniently near shore or send emails to family and friends” says Claudia Bobzin, Managing Director of bobz GmbH.
Demands of todays shipping industry for communication have increased immensely. But the infrastructure of communication has hardly adapted to these new demands within recent years. With shipznet, bobz GmbH creates a world-wide, very cost-effective solution for communication and supports shipping companies with reducing their communication costs.