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NEWS – For Immediate Release

GMPCS to Offer Speedmail Satellite Phone Email Service and “The Box” Satellite Router with Access Control, developed by Global Marine Networks

New services to save money and gain more productivity from satellite airtime.


MARYVILLE, TN JANUARY 18, 2011 – Global Marine Networks, the leaders in advancing satellite data speed and services, and GMPCS Personal Communications, a leading global satellite communications provider, today announced the availability of Speedmail™ satellite email service, powered by XGate, and “The Box” satellite router with access control to help customers save time and money while getting more productivity out of every minute of satellite airtime.

“As a leading global supplier of satellite communications, we’re always looking for solutions to give our customers more value for their communications budgets,” said Jon Klein, VP and GM of GMPCS. “By working with Global Marine Networks to introduce Speedmail and “The Box” we can give our customers state-of-the-art satellite data services with the customer service and industry knowledge that GMPCS is known for.”

GMPCS Speedmail is a fast, reliable and easy-to-use satellite phone email service for use with both handheld satellite phones and broadband satellite services such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband and BGAN and Iridium OpenPort. Features include:

  • Up to 15 times faster email and data transfer speed through compression and custom server protocols

  • Smart filtering lets users preview headers to save unnecessary downloads while keeping large files safely accessible for later viewing

  • Works with any email program, web mail, or the included Mozilla Thunderbird and iScribe email clients

  • Dropped satellite transfers automatically pick up where they left off, saving time and frustration

  • Satellite SMS notification of new emails (via Iridium or Globalstar).

  • Virus Scanning and Spam Filtering keeps a clean inbox.

  • Full DES/PGP Encryption for optimum security.

“GMPCS Speedmail is powered by the Global Marine Networks XGate service. XGate is a proven service designed specifically for use over satellite phones, so it is ideally suited to meet the demands of GMPCS customers,” stated Klein.

“The Box” is a satellite router with access control and data compression that gives unprecedented versatility for any broadband satellite installation. On a ship, offshore oil rig, or with any shared access satellite data installation, “The Box” helps users provide controlled crew access to data services while solving common satellite service installation problems through a host of features:

  • Up to five times faster data speeds than uncompressed rates

  • Usage controls can limit groups or individual users by allowed connection duration, speed, megabytes, or web site white/black listing

  • Pin codes let customers generate new revenue by sharing or selling unique pin codes to crews, clients or passengers

  • Firewall filtering by MAC or TCP/IP address and/or port number provide advanced controls

  • Seamless failover service redirects data feeds giving users the ultimate reliability of changing between different satellite networks on the fly

  • Shared onboard caching provides fast load times for commonly visited sites

  • No expensive land-based server required

“The Box” satellite router works with every major satellite data service provider including Inmarsat, Iridium, Globalstar, Thuraya, MSAT, VSAT systems, or any IP-based connection. It works at all data rates at or above 2.4KBps, and is specifically designed for the new generation of higher-speed satellite data systems such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband and Iridium OpenPort.

GMPCS Speedmail and “The Box” are available immediately from gmpcs-us.com.

About Global Marine Networks, LLC.

Global Marine Networks (GMN), the leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services, helps Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services providers and their customers by offering the industry’s fastest, most reliable and easy-to-use email, web, and other hardware and software services to maritime, oil and gas, first responder and business continuity users. The company’s products include high-speed satellite email, weather and oceanographic data software, satellite data control routers, vessel tracking systems, and ship to shore communications solutions for users of satellite and wireless data services.

GMN has numerous awards and certifications for technical innovation and holds pending patents on its products. For more information on how GMN is Making Airtime Count™ - whether ship to shore, or in remote or emergency communications environments visit www.globalmarinenet.com.

About GMPCS Personal Communications

GMPCS is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, merchant shipping fleets, fishing companies, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines and more.

GMPCS Personal Communications operates from a 15,000 square foot office and warehouse facility in Southern Florida. Most of the broad range of satellite communications terminals offered by GMPCS are in stock, and available for same day shipping. GMPCS also has offices in Chicago and London, and maintains an extensive network of more than 200 distribution partners operating globally throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.









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