JRC achieves world’s first FB250 type approval

Japan Radio Company (JRC), one of the worlds longest established companies in the field of marine electronics, achieved today Inmarsat’s type approval for the JUE-250 FleetBroadband FB250 satellite communication terminal.

This newest member of JRC’s highly successful Fleet family products, the JUE-250, is the world’s first FB250 type approval granted by Inmarsat, a company that has unrivalled experience in designing and operating satellite communication networks.

As part of the process, Inmarsat’s second phase consist of Marine Field Evaluation (MFE) of ten (10) vessels of which five (5) vessels JRC has been selected for, guaranteeing the FB250 infrastructure is set to satisfy the broadband requirements of those navigating the world’s seas.

The much-anticipated FleetBroadband FB250 will effectively transform your vessel into a broadband floating office, with simultaneous access to voice and boasting data speeds of up to 284kpbs and streaming IP data rate of up to 128kpbs. Existing JRC Fleet 33 users can easily upgrade to increased bandwidth, and new users will see a compelling combination of form and function, JRC’s new FB250 is the first fully IP-based maritime terminal, exceedingly suitable for the broadband playground.

One of the most innovative and useful aspects of the new JUE-250 FleetBroadband FB250 for existing JRC customers will be the ability to re-use parts of the communication system in place when upgrade to FleetBroadband. Existing users with an JUE-33 Fleet 33 installed onboard need only to replace the below deck unit to upgrade to the FB250 – keeping the same antenna and same cabling that is already installed on the vessel.

With the new JUE-250 FleetBroadband FB250, JRC is able to meet the demanding requirements – whether to support crew communications, or to explore new ways of working and enhance operational efficiency, and all in a highly cost-effective manner.