The maritime environment presents a unique set of operating conditions and regulatory requirements. Installation of radio and satellite equipment onto vessels must meet a set of very strict criteria, both in terms of their capability and the standard required of the installation.
Vessels of specific sizes are mandated to have certain communications capabilities in line with the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention and in accordance with the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System) regulations. The harsh physical operating conditions also require the selection of the correct equipment to ensure maximum endurance and longevity.
The surge in piracy in recent years is also adding a requirement for ship borne security to be able to communicate freely and efficiently in order to coordinate any action to repel potential hostile elements.
G6 has experience in all of these areas from the fitting of marine band radios to small pleasure craft, right through to the provision of full anti-piracy solutions, including CITADEL systems into safe-rooms on board ship.