FleetBroadband SKIPPER 150


Entery level FleetBroadband terminal for the maritime satellite communications technology. SKIPPER™ 150, to small and mid-sized commercial marine, fishing and leisure vessels at price and service levels never before available in this vast market sector.

Based on the most powerful communications satellites ever launched, the SKIPPER™ 150 now makes it easy for Captains and Crew members to talk, send and receive text messages and email around the world.

Get the information you need to make your work easier, when you need it most. With amazingly fast data speeds, up to 150kbps, you can now receive full color weather images, navigational charts, maintenance information and browse the internet with ease. Send reports, regulatory and management information, requisitions or pictures while simultaneously receiving the latest news and sports updates, even phone calls.

SKIPPER™ 150 includes a handset with a large color LCD display and mobile phone type keys for text messaging. With the SKIPPER™ 150's additional RJ11 phone port you can connect a standard cordless phone so you will never miss an important call while on deck or in your cabin.

For internet service you can simply connect the SKIPPER™ 150 to an onboard computer network or WiFi Access Point for wireless networking using the included RJ45 ethernet connection. With MAC address filtering and user control of NAT and DHCP functions, the Skipper™ 150 offers both Single User and Multi-User Router modes.

You may also use the SKIPPER™ 150's internal GPS receiver and NMEA 0183 output to provide accurate position Information to onboard systems such as plotters and depth sounders.

Because the SKIPPER™ 150 uses new, secure, IP-based technologies, you are only charged for the kilobytes of data you send and receive, not for the time It takes. Unlike analog communications technology, the SKIPPER™ 150 employs modern digital communication technology that greatly enhances the privacy of your communications, be it a voice call or messaging, so you can keep your business private and your fishing spots secret.

Indeed the SKIPPER™ 150 brings to the maritime communications world unparalleled advantages in cost, performance and ease of operations never been available. While at sea, the SKIPPER™ 150 will be your indispensable partner for all of your business or leisure communications needs, along with the comfort of knowing that you have the latest in GPS based emergency communications capabilities.

Technical Specifications

Inmarsat FleetBroadband Type Approval
Compliant to R&TTE, EC 60945:2000          Certification mark: FCC, CE, IC Green passport

BDU - ADU RF Cabling max loss
12 dB at 1.6GHz and 4 ohm DC loop resistance

Voice: 4kbps AMBE+2          Standard IP: Up to 150 kbps          SMS Up to 160 characters (3G standard)

Router Functions

  • Single User Router Mode: NAT disabled, with option to enable/disable DHCP
  • Multi-User Router Mode: NAT enabled, with option to enable/disable DHCP


  • 10 Base-T Ethernet Port with Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Primary Handset connector (RJ-45)
  • GPS output connector (NMEA-0183)
  • Antenna Connector: BDU : TNC female ADU: N-type female
  • SIM Card Slot
  • Status indicator LEDs(4)
  • Power On/Off switch
  • DC Power Input socket

Power Supply
DC input (isolated): DC +10.8V to +31.2V
Power (max): 100W including antenna

Physical Data
BDU: 297x228x77 mm / 11.7x9.0x3.0 in                          ADU : 294mm (Dia) x 228mm (H) / 11.6 in (Dia) x 9.0 in (H)
BDU : 2.8 Kg / 6.2 lbs                                                      ADU: 2.0 Kg / 4.4 lbs

Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature: 25 to +55°C                                                 Storage Temperature:   -40 to +80°C
Operating humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C           Ingress Protection: IP44
Operational Temperature: -25 to +55°C                                           Storage Temperature: -40 to +85°C
Operating humidity:95% non-condensing at +40°C              Ingress Protection: IP66

Primary Handset
Display: 2 in, 220 x 176 pixel TFT, 65K Color LCD               Dimension: 142x56x22 mm / 5.6x2.2x3.0x0.9 in
Weight: 390g / 0.8 lbs                                                                                         Protection class: IP66
Operational Temperature: -20 to +55°C                          Storage Temperature: -30 to +70°C                

Features highlight:

  • Configuration setting
  • Phone book access
  • Call log function
  • SMS Messaging
  • 5-way menu navigation switch for user-friendly menu operation
  • Hands free operation via plug-in headset
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