Originally Posted by Minnewaska
That's probably it, but Pacor still seems to be in business. If I were them, I would think making the use of their device simpler, would sell more. Not to mention its free weather. No 3G subscription or wifi needed, so it would be useful to coastal cruisers too.
There are some land-based packet modems but Pactor, in Germany, seems to be the only one making them focused on the boating population. At around $1400 bucks, they really are out of the mass market price range. I don't even like to think about how much money I spent on the SSB system. Hopefully it will last for a while and not become obsolete too quickly.