Harris CapRock One
Harris CapRock Communications launched the industry’s first unified, fully managed satellite, wireless and terrestrial connectivity service designed to reduce customers’ voice, data and equipment management costs. Customers in the energy and cruise industry need to obtain reliable, always-on communications when their vessels, drilling sites and ships change their global positions and communications needs. With Harris CapRock One, they can replace current single or dual-band communications support options with a multiple-medium solution designed to provide optimal connectivity at any given time. Onboard passengers can continue to stream data to their tablets, smartphones and other connected devices without interruption while crews leverage the same connection for their needs. Harris CapRock One’s supporting intelligent communications director (ICD) is a geographically-aware smartbox that recognizes the location of the multi-band antenna and carries a database of the network footprints available everywhere on Earth. The system uses an embedded network intelligence to make performance-based decisions, routing traffic from specific applications over the transport medium best suited for the task depending on speed, latency, location and cost.
(As published in the May 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)