Onboard Web Access Easy with Compact Antenna

December 2022 News

While many use their time on the water to take a break from the distractions of everyday life, onboard connectivity is increasingly an important part of owning a boat. The Glomex weBBoat® 4G Lite EVO antenna from GA Communications is a simple and easy way to add high-speed 3G/4G and Wi-Fi Internet access to any vessel. It allows owners to update electronics, download weather data, send SMS messages and keep tabs on the latest viral video. And to sweeten the deal, GA Communications is offering a $100 mail-in rebate if ordered before 12/31/22; visit www.bit.ly/2022GlomexRebate.

The weBBoat 4G Lite EVO boasts a compact size of only 8" H x 5.5" dia. yet offers powerful connectivity. With its built-in Wi-Fi antenna and two cellular antennas, the weBBoat 4G Lite EVO can connect to any local Wi-Fi network from several hundred yards away, as well as to cellular data networks up to 15 miles offshore.

The signals are then distributed throughout the vessel via the integrated router to up to 24 devices. The device automatically and seamlessly switches from Wi-Fi to cellular for uninterrupted connectivity. And for added versatility, the weBBoat 4G Lite EVO will also connect to V-SAT/SAT with its innovative satellite passthrough switching mode.

Beyond producing a Wi-Fi signal, the weBBoat 4G Lite EVO has LAN and WAN ports for connecting into an onboard network. The single SIM card slot accommodates cellular reception from any US-based GSM carrier and automatically connects the card via APN without user programming.

The weBBoat 4G Lite EVO is simple to set up. Everything is managed through the companion Android or iOS mobile app that can also send and receive SMS messages and review data consumption information. If device setup or support is needed, an integrated encrypted peer-to-peer connection enables remote access by Glomex technicians. 

Easily installed, the white UV-resistant radome sits flush to the deck or spreader with the available 1"-14 threaded polymer ITM001 or stainless steel V9124 mounts. The antenna draws only 500mA through its single 12V DC lead. The Glomex weBBoat® 4G Lite EVO (IT1104EVO/US) from GA Communications costs $799; the ITM001 mount is $10; the V9124 is $46. The $100 rebate also applies Glomex models IT1304/US, IT1304EXT/US, IT1304PRO/US, IT1304PROEXT/US and ZB101PRO.

Contact GA Communications LLC, 9351 Suite I, Philadelphia Rd., Baltimore, MD 21237. 803-722-7296. info@glomex.uswww.glomex.us.

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