The B.O.S.S. router

Substantial investments have been made to address the growing demand for Internet delivered content & services but despite a substantial capacity increase in recent years, broadband remains a finite & relatively costly resource when provided over a satellite.

At Servicesat we believe this resource needs to be managed like any other finite resource and so have developed the BOSS system, a custom router with an integrated captive portal solution.

The BOSS has a simple user interface through which the Captain can ensure best use of available bandwidth for ships business whilst still allowing crew access within given budget allowances or time windows. A budget can be set which limits the data amount or Internet speed of individuals, groups or even an entire vessel.

The BOSS guarantees high priority users internet access capacity protecting them from "greedy" crew members downloading the latest film. The BOSS does this "gently" and without employing the current, rather crude, approach of disconnecting all crew from the network when the owner is on board.

The BOSS can even ensure primary users (Owner/Officers) always have priority access for their traffic giving them 100% of the availability if required with no additional management overhead on the ship's master or system administrator. In addition our Security Server ensures only authorised users have access to the ship's network and bandwidth.

This is achieved through a simple and intuitive user interface, which makes management of changes in guests, and crew easy, automatically disconnects abusers and allows administrators to monitor usage.

We believe it is essential our industry recognises the changes that are coming in terms of how people will enjoy their leisure time in the near future and moves towards addressing these changing needs. In the mean time we urge you to put in place systems that are fit for purpose and expandable as demands continue to grow because if you don't do it now...whoever replaces you will.

Key benefits:

  • Multi-Level Bandwidth Prioritisation.
  • Gateway Switch.
  • Load Balance accross Multiple Gateways.
  • Manage Network Security.
  • Ability to Control Users Bandwidth based on Consumption.
  • Ability to Limit Users Access based on Time Slots.
  • Easy to Understand Dashboard Showing Bandwidth Usage.