Blue Sky Skilink Citadel Kit w/ Built-in Antenna, 328' - White
- SOS Switch: At the flick of a button, transmit an SOS message off your vessel.
- HD Voice Line: Crystal clear communication with two HD voice lines.
- Communication: Send and receive messages and emails directly from your laptop.
- GPS: Configurable reporting for precise location tracking.
- Battery Backup: Ensures uninterrupted communication, even when the external power is compromised, lasting between 24 to 48 hours.
- Firewall: Advanced local firewall to protect your data.
- Back-Up Communications: Always stay connected, especially crucial for the captain or crew.
Voice and Data From Anywhere
The SkyLink Citadel by Blue Sky Network represents the zenith of maritime safety and communication. This next-generation solution is architected to deliver unmatched resilience, assuring connectivity when most needed. Its intuitive design ensures a hassle-free installation and operation, providing a bridge between you and the world with unceasing voice and data communication.
Safety and Communication Features
At the heart of the Citadel Kit is the SOS Switch, a mechanism allowing mariners to transmit a distress signal with a single push, sending out an SOS message directly from the vessel. This is augmented by the HD Voice Line that offers crystal-clear communication channels. The Citadel goes beyond just voice; it provides a platform for users to effortlessly send and receive messages and emails directly from their laptop. An integrated GPS with configurable reporting serves as an added layer of security, ensuring accurate location tracking. Even during power challenges, the Citadel stands firm, with its battery backup lasting between 24 to 48 hours. Additionally, data protection is a priority, facilitated by the advanced local firewall. For those critical moments, a dedicated communication line is available for the captain or crew.
The kit includes the essential Dual Mode Data Gateway (SL10001), a cornerstone of efficient data transmission. This is complemented by components like the Maruwa Antenna, ADU, POTS Phone, and SOS Switch, all conveniently housed in a lockable cabinet. The 328' Cable is customizable to fit vessel requirements, with options for tailored lengths. It comes equipped with functionalities such as Ethernet, DC voltage, SOS line, and an RJ11 phone cable. The package is rounded off with the Junction Box and SkyLink Backup Battery, ensuring consistent power and connectivity. For diverse installation needs, the Clamp Mount Kit and Universal Battery Pack Mount offer flexibility.
From an engineering perspective, the Citadel showcases remarkable specs. It operates at voltages between 10 - 34 VDC, with a power consumption of 7 watts nominally, spiking to 18 watts at peak. Included in the kit is an adapter, facilitating conversion from 115/230VAC 50/60Hz to 24VDC. Designed to withstand varied environments, it operates efficiently across a temperature spectrum from -40°C to +70°C and meets the IEC 60945 standards for outdoor use.
Connectivity and Certification
Connectivity remains at the forefront with the integrated Iridium Certus® satellite network, which ensures rapid data transfers with a mid-band rate, offering 88 kbps downloads and 22 kbps uploads. The entire kit aligns with maritime standards, being certified as per IEC 60945. Diverse mounting options, ranging from vibration mounts to poles or rail mounts, simplify the installation process. An easily accessible POTS Telephone is housed within a dedicated cabinet and junction box, with clear dialing instructions and an option to augment with an additional captain’s phone.
The Citadel’s design also caters to the aesthetics of modern vessels. Prospective buyers can choose between a sleek white or a timeless black outer shell, ensuring the equipment not only performs efficiently but also looks the part.
Beyond the Horizon
The Blue Sky SkyLink Citadel Kit embodies maritime excellence, bringing together safety, functionality, and style, solidifying its position as an indispensable ally at sea.
- Color: Black
- Operating Voltage: 10 - 34 VDC
- Power Consumption: 7W (nominal), 18W (peak)
- AC Mains: 115/230VAC 50/60Hz to 24VDC (adapter included)
- Operating Temperature: -40°C to +70°C
- Exposure: Outdoor (per IEC 60945)