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KNS launches remote antenna monitoring over GSM

Korean maritime satcom antenna manufacturer KNS has introduced a new Cellular IP Modem (CIM), that can allow operators to monitor and control multiple antenna systems using just a single PC, by utilising GSM signals to connect to the equipment on board.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}As soon as a vessel comes into 3G coverage, the CIM will automatically connect and allow operators to remotely monitor the antennas using KNS’s software. This new modem supports all of the company’s Supertrack Z and S-Series antennas.

“The 3G cell phone data network is the most widely used worldwide for mobile communications, and with that in mind, we have created a modem that allows technicians to easily monitor or repair antennas remotely, using a mobile connection, via our CIM solution,” said Noah Chung, sales director at KNS.

“With very low cost 3G networks, our new modem could potentially save our operators a substantial amount of money by avoiding conducting maintenance using an expensive satellite service. All operators need to do is to install one 3G SIM card for each cellular IP Modem. This is big news for our dealers and distributers and we expect them to greatly benefit from this solution.”

The CIM supports multiple online triggers, including SMS, calling and data connections. Regardless of the number of antennas used, only one static IP address is required.{/mprestriction}

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