Wave WiFi was featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Marine Electronics Journal. Wave WiFi was founded in 2004 when avid sport fishermen at the Bahamas Billfish Tournament realized they could not connect directly from their boats to the weak onshore WiFi signals.
When the original owner retired in 2014, he sold the company to Jeff and Elaine Graham who have expanded the company’s product line. Wave WiFi now offers equipment ranging from broadband routers, access points and WiFi transceivers to integrated 3G/4G LTE products.
The central philosophy of Wave WiFi is helping mobile users find solutions that improve their onboard Internet connection experience. Systems are intended to maximize performance within the regulatory limits, so vessels remain connected to the fastest and most affordable sources available from even great distances. Designed for the marine environment, they draw very little power and have exceptional durability.
At the core of all Wave WiFi products is their Graphic User Interface-GUI. This proprietary firmware allows users to see all available WiFi signals and determine their encryption status, signal strength (signal to noise ratio in real time) and frequency. Finding and connecting to wireless Internet sources and managing onboard wireless are simple and straightforward regardless of vessel type. Users choose the best access point available for their specific requirements, including WEP, WPA and WPA2 encrypted as well as unlocked networks. All 2.4 GHz Wave WiFi products support 802.11 b/g/n and dual band (2.4/5 GHz) including 802.11 ac. Their advanced signal processing technology optimizes Internet speeds in both directions by combining superior receiver sensitivity with high transmitter output power to provide fast and reliable connections even when access points are miles away.
To learn about Wave WiFi’s technology as well as more about Jeff, read the article here.