Individuals pair XGate with the RedPort Optimizer WiFi Hotspot and Firewall to achieve the most compression, ease of use, and utility for a satellite phone connection. Multi-user installations of XGate run on RedPort wXa routers or dedicated PCs to provide a complete email solution for ships and remote work sites. Ship operations and crew welfare communications are both optimized with these enhanced versions of XGate.
Get weather forecast data from NOAA right on your iOS or Android mobile devices with XGate Weather. Powerful, flexible and customizable, XGate Weather is a quick way to get basic weather information at your fingertips. Features include:
Weather Forecasts via GRIB: Receive GRIB files right to your inbox with XGate. All your weather information needs easily within reach – and with the same batch compression technology that saves you money and time.
Browse the web over satellite with compression. XGate’s XWeb compression loads pages up to 10 times faster, compresses pictures and text, scans for virus and malware, and provides overall protocol compression. This means you get your web-pages 3 to 5 times faster (and benefit from 3 to 5 times the airtime savings).
XGate provides all the benefits of a fully-featured email service – right over a satellite feed. With XGate, emails can be written and read offline (saving airtime) and then, with a press of a button, XGate dials the satellite phone, makes the connection, and hangs up when it’s done. If the call drops (which can be a problem for some satellite phones in some regions), XGate can redial and simply pick up the data transfer where it left off. Only XGate also eliminates the back-and-forth of email protocols before using satellite airtime. XGate provides you with a new email address or maximum security and performance, and it works with your existing addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or your corporate address.
Easily get weather forecasts with the included PredictWind Offshore app – Critical wind, wave, temperature and precipitation forecasts are free with XGate; Add weather router, departing planning and more for a small monthly fee. PredictWind is top-of-the-line weather and wind forecasting software with full GRIB file viewer and requester. Used by tens of thousands of users worldwide, PredictWind is a world leader in marine weather and wind software.
XGate uses only 5% of the data of a standard email program, on average. That means savings of up to 95% on satellite airtime costs compared to using regular email without XGate. Faster, cheaper airtime means more usage in the long run, because you get so much more for your money. These compression savings mean that a data transfer that would take 60 minutes or more over a standard Iridium connection would only take 3 minutes with XGate.
XGate “BigMail” saves airtime dollars by allowing users to limit large file sizes. By setting a filter, you will receive a notice when a “BigMail” arrives through XGate with the subject line of the email, and the size. At that point you can choose to download it over your satellite connection, or save it on the server until you have access to another connection.
XGate includes an XGate email address, but you can use your own familiar email address and client (such as Outlook or Apple Mail). There are even options to set the send and receive addresses so others see whatever email address you would like to show them.
Update friends and family on LinkedIn and Twitter right through XGate. Allow friends and family to follow adventures in real time, right as you experience them. You can even post pictures (and benefit from the airtime savings when XGate compresses them down).
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XGate also offers satellite SMS notification of new emails via Iridium or Globalstar phones.
Share the adventure live. One button updates your blog with text and pictures. SailBlogs shares posts with friends and family right from the boat deck, campsite or job site.
Crew Accounts lets the administrator create, modify and delete temporary email addresses right on site; easily providing customized and controlled email accounts for temporary crew members or passengers.
XGate File Transfer handling provides automatic inventory control, regular reporting, and logging of data. Once set up, XGate will take local information from a computer and send it as an email attachment automatically.
XGate will fetch and forward email from multiple addresses so you can access your email accounts with the same speed and efficiency as XGate. XGate works with either a dedicated email address for maximum security and performance, or your existing email services, like Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo! Mail, or your corporate mail service.
Not all XGate features are available on each platform.
XGate is perfect for anyone who uses a satellite phone. It works on any system and lets you get more done in less time, all while saving airtime costs. Whether staying in touch outside of cellular coverage areas or accessing email for business continuity after a hurricane, earthquake, or other natural disaster, XGate has thousands of satisfied users in the following applications:
From commercial fishing and maritime transport, to cruise ship internet cafes, XGate serves all levels of commercial maritime activity. XGate is the leading email client for ship to shore communications, maritime IT services, and communication solutions for offshore oil rigs and oil tankers.
XGate provides email and data services for every level of the recreational maritime market. Because XGate works on a flexible subscription basis, it’s perfect for short-term activities like offshore racing and seasonal cruising, coastal cruising and regattas, to more long-term activities like liveaboard cruisers and sailing.
XGate is perfect for those traveling to remote locations. Hikers, explorers, and mountain-climbers all use XGate to keep in contact with family and friends. Campers, hunters, and even RVers in remote locations use XGate. We’ve even had clients set up WiFi cafés in their hunting or fishing lodge for guests.
Want to do email in the sky? XGate is a perfect fit for your airborne communication needs. We’ve helped set up WiFi cafes in airplanes, and provided airlines and pilots with the services to allow their guests and crew to access the internet onboard. With XGate, it’s possible to stay connected, even at 30,000 feet.
Remote workers like offshore oil rigs and exploration expeditions use XGate. Hospitals, ambulance groups, insurance adjusters and others in the first responder industry find XGate to be unparalleled for keeping in contact during crises. We provide service to many levels of government, including the Coast Guard, Police, and research divisions.