Sailor 500 FleetBroadband


The FB500 provides up-to-the-minute access to e-mail, Internet, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as telephone services, creating an “office at sea” that can travel with you wherever you go. With the TracPhone FB250, you will enjoy Internet and telephone connections just like the ones you have at home.

By keeping your crew happy and connected to home, as well as maintaining a high level of safety and efficiency on your vessel, you are ensuring that your business at sea will be profitable for years to come.

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The crew will love it. And the ship owner will need it, saving both time and money enabling voice and data simultaneously.

Seafarers are highly skilled professionals who expect to be able to stay in touch with friends and loved ones. Ships are becoming an integrated part of the office infrastructure, raising demands for better data rates and improved connections. For the first time in history it is now possible to get affordable IP communication on board.

There is no doubt that the state-of-the-art technology of SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband’s will take seafarers into the world of broadband Internet and standard IP applications!

Key Benefits

  • IP connection for e-mail and internet/intranet access including secure VPN
  • Streaming IP (Quality of Service; i.e. guaranteed bandwidth)
  • ISDN (SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband only)
  • Voice and data simultaneously
  • Small size hardware

Simultaneously having access to voice and high-speed data services on a global basis will revolutionize data success on vessels. Sea chart information, online weather data, route planning and crew calling can all be undertaken at the same time, highly increasing information efficiency on board.

Operation and service of FleetBroadband will continue for many years ensuring a stable platform for the future.

Details / Specs

Equipment overview
Manufacturer Thrane & Thrane
Name SAILOR 500
Size Above-deck unit:
Height 63cm, diameter 60.5cm (16kg)
Below-deck unit:
27.3 x 26.4 x 4.25cm
15.2 x 5.5 x 2.65cm
Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
SDN: 64kbps
Voice: 4kbps, 3.1kHz audio
FAX : Group 3 fax via 3.1kHz audio

Group 4 fax, 64kbps

SMS : Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
Interface: RJ-11(2), RJ-45(4), Ethernet(PoE), Euro ISDN Port(1), L-Band connector, digital I/O, DC Power input
Operational temperatures: -25°c to +55°c
IP connection for e-mail and internet/intranet access, including secure VPN Product Sheet
Voice and data simultaneously
Small size hardware