Jan 23, 2018

WebWatchWith the WebWatch™ Internet hotspot from Shakespeare®, there's no need for expensive satellite antennas and data plans. Ideal for coastal and inland boaters in the United States, the award-winning, all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna is changing how people stay connected while on the water.

Engineered for increased long-range reception, WebWatch delivers fast, reliable Internet access for up to 32 devices. With speeds up to 4G from a nearby Wi-Fi signal or cellular signal with a data-only AT&T SIM card, it also provides 3G speeds on T-Mobile, Cricket and other GSM-based networks. Users simply connect to it wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable.

WebWatch keeps users online by automatically switching from receiving cell signals to using Wi-Fi hotspots, based on signal strength. This saves money on data charges and provides uninterrupted connectivity.

The WCT-1 version of WebWatch has a built-in HDTV antenna, providing access to free local TV network programming. Its razor-sharp picture quality is unaffected by weather the way satellite signals often are.

WebWatch is managed using Shakespeare's free smartphone app and/or built-in web browser page. It offers the ability to select an Internet source manually, change the WebWatch hotspot's password and more. The capacity to store Wi-Fi passwords eliminates the need to reconnect every mobile device when switching to a different Wi-Fi source.

The antenna boasts universal compatibility and is simple to install. It draws a maximum of 1 amp, running on 12-24V DC. RoHS compliant, WebWatch is 13" high, 11.75" in diameter and weighs 3.85 lbs. The device comes with a 25' power cord, 25' Ethernet cable and 25' coax TV cable.

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Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

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