For Immediate Release
GMN XGate for Mac Accelerates IsatPhone Data and Email
GMN XGate is the world's first software to let Mac OS X users access Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro data services with their satellite phone. XGate automatically sets up computer and phone, and accelerates email service up to 15 times versus standard speed.
APRIL 19, 2011
– Global Marine Networks, the leaders in advancing satellite data speed and services, today announced the immediate availability of XGate for Mac with Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro GSPS data service support. XGate is the world's first software to enable IsatPhone Pro data access with Apple Macintosh computers. XGate is a software application that keeps families and work groups in touch over satellite phone data services through email and web acceleration, one-touch blogging, and GPS vessel tracking, all optimized for use with satellite phone data service.
“Mac users get all of the benefits of the Apple experience while accessing the newest satellite phone data service available. XGate for Mac works seamlessly with Apple Mail or the included email client, all while accelerating email throughput by up to 15 times." said Dr. Luis Soltero, CTO of Global Marine Networks. “XGate is the benchmark for speed that Inmarsat used for development and testing of data over the IsatPhone Pro. Not only does it work on a Mac, it was developed on a Mac, by longtime Apple developers.”
XGate for Mac OS X features can be found at http://www.globalmarinenet.com/isatphone_mac_email.php, and include:
Individual or crew email access
Web browsing with compression
Automatic detection, setup and dialing of the IsatPhone Pro for easy use
Dropped satellite transfers automatically pick up where they left off, saving time
Compatible with any Intel-based Macintosh Computer running Apple Macintosh OS X versions 10.4 or newer
Works with any email program, web mail, or the included email client
Virus Scanning and Spam Filtering
Full DES/PGP Encryption for optimum security.
Other versions of XGate are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Linux.
The Inmarsat Solution document “Email and Data using IsatPhone Pro:
How to Set Up IsatPhone Pro to Access Email and Transfer Data Using XGate” is available at http://www.globalmarinenet.com/isatphone_mac_email.php to provide Inmarsat-certified instructions for IsatPhone Pro data users.
XGate for Mac Email is designed specifically for narrowband satellite data services with handheld satellite phones like the IsatPhone Pro, Iridium 9555 and Globalstar GSP-1700. It also increases data transfer speeds for broadband satellite services such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband, BGAN, Iridium OpenPort and VSAT services, or any IP-based data service.
XGate software and services are available from Global Marine Networks directly at http://www.globalmarinenet.com/xgate.php, and through selected satellite airtime service providers and dealers under the XGate name or as a branded solution.
Global Marine Networks, LLC.
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 satellite phone email and web compression, 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