The German tourist ferry, Company Moehneseeschifffarht, wanted to impress their guests with reliable internet and Wi-Fi calling connectivity during tours in the greater lake districts in Germany. Modern tourists demand Wi-Fi internet services to share their experiences on Social Media and to remain connected with the outside world. Providing tourists with this service is becoming an expectation which enhances their experience and customer satisfaction. It is, as always, also for security and safety reasons that constant communication is vital.
The local distributor of Poynting Antennas in Germany, IME mobile solutions GmbH, provided a solution using a Cellular/LTE & Wi-Fi router connected to two OMNI-291 and one WLAN-61 antenna.  Before the implementation of this system, 0 to 1 bar cellular reception was experienced, but afterwards, 4 to 5 bars were reported by the customer. The passengers previously had little or no data throughput before, but now have 1.55Mbps to 10.83Mbps depending on where in the greater lake district they were.
The customer said that telephony over a stable WiFi connection is now fully possible and also plan to use this medium for advertisements onboard. The customer said that they can now link their passengers to their website with real-time information for their guests, including cruise navigation and course information as well as other interesting information for the passengers.

Poynting provides Wi-Fi to passengers onboard the MS Möhnesee in the North Rhine “Westphalian Sea”

Local Supplier & Consultant
IME mobile solutions GmbH
https://www.ime.de/

Poynting Products: 
2x OMNI-291 Marine Omnidirectional Antenna
1x WLAN-61 Wi-Fi 4×4 MIMO Antenna

The MS Möhnesee provides ferry and tourism services for passengers across the “Westphalian Sea” in North Rhine, Germany.
Modern tourists demand Wi-Fi internet services to share their experiences on Social Media and to remain connected with the outside world. Providing tourists with this service is becoming an expectation which enhances their experience and customer satisfaction.
The MS Möhnesee is a tourism vessel which was built in 1977/78 and is operated by Möhneseeschifffahrt GmbH. The MS Möhnesee provides a ferry service for up to 600 passengers on the “Westphalian Sea” in Germany.

The Customer Requirement

The MS Möhnesee passengers had no or poor cellular and data connection onboard. It was necessary to satisfy the passengers’ needs for a stable internet connection and make Wi-Fi calling services possible onboard.

The Solution

The local distributor of Poynting Antennas in Germany, IME mobile solutions GmbH, provided a solution using a Cellular/LTE & Wi-Fi router connected to two OMNI-291 and one WLAN-61 antenna. Two Poynting OMNI-291 omnidirectional antennas, which are specifically designed for marine use, were used as donor antennas to receive 2×2 MIMO LTE for enhanced LTE connectivity. Poynting’s new WLAN-61 antenna was also used, which provides Wi-Fi distribution to the passengers onboard. This antenna is highly efficient and suited to such an application, where highly reliable and excellent quality is expected.

The Result

Before the implementation of this system, 0 to 1 bar cellular reception was experienced, but afterwards, 4 to 5 bars were reported by the customer.
The passengers previously had little or no throughput before, but now have 1.55Mbps to 10.83Mbps depending on where the MS Möhnesee is on the lake.

 

 

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