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SeaWave Makes Maritime Communication Seamless

January 13, 2003

SeaWave LLC's marine communications suite includes SeaWave Navigator 2.0 and SeaWave Integrator, the later is a hardware device that comes bundled with SeaWave Communicator 3.0. SeaWave Navigator 2.0 is Windows based software bundled with a DSP modem and works with most existing SSB radios specifically for low bandwidth use.

SeaWave's proprietary HFVelocity, utilized in both products, provides enhanced data compression and state-of-the-art signal processing, Auto Connect and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE). SeaWave software continuously scans all available HF frequencies during periods of inactivity. When a communication task is initiated, the system automatically tunes the radio to the optimal frequency to route e-mail and download forecast information so it is waiting for the user on their PC.

SeaWave Navigator 2.0 can obtain data rates comparable to some satellite providers for a lower cost, allowing mariners to send and receive e-mail and retrieve weather information. SeaWave Navigator 2.0 with proprietary HFVelocity retails for under $1500.

Arriving in January is the SeaWave Integrator (pictured), a full service marine communications system that incorporates satellite, GSM, HF and Internet technology.

SeaWave Communicator 3.0 is Windows-based software that comes bundled with the SeaWave integrator hardware device. Least cost routing and HFVelocity based ALE simplify shipboard administration for voice and data, are designed to reduce both communication and administrative costs.

SeaWave Integrator hardware and SeaWave Communicator 3.0 software can determine the least expensive way to send a message, whether via satellite, GSM or HF. A number of factors determine how a message is sent, signal strength, cellular range, message size and satellite availability to name a few. The SeaWave Integrator bundle will cost about $3000.

SeaWave makes it easy to bill crew for usage, traffic is measured as it passes through the Integrator and the end result is a consolidated and easy-to-read hotel-style invoice. SeaWave can even reconcile the charges from the different satellite carriers into their advanced billing system.

SeaWave Navigator 2.0 and SeaWave Communicator 3.0 are launching pads for value-added marine software applications such as MaxSea, a leader in maritime navigational software. MaxSeaWeather has been optimized for use with the SeaWave platform and allows for wireless retrieval and overlay of weather data on to charts. Other applications include sea surface temperature, wind and wave, weather maps, text forecasts, and NOAA weather buoy information.



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