Aurora Iridium WiFi Terminal: use your smartphone over satellite. VoIP, Email, Weather, Tracking, and more – all from one, small terminal.
RedPort Aurora Iridium WiFi Terminal
With Aurora your smartphone is your satellite phone. RedPort Aurora gives you the power of the Iridium satellite network with the devices you already use – your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Make a satellite call from your iPhone or Android device. Check email and download weather files over WiFi. Share your location with others. With Aurora it’s done. Aurora is VoIP voice calls, data, and tracking all in one. Anywhere in the world.
Aurora Satellite Voice, Data, and GPS
Aurora is a fully contained terminal with no below-decks equipment needed. There is no need for a docking station, coax cable, or any other accessories. Aurora is powered by a 12v, 1amp cable for easy, fast, and efficient installation. Aurora is built to be the most convenient communications solution for the most extreme places on Earth.
Aurora is the world’s first satellite phone terminal to provide satellite voice, data, and GPS tracking via WiFi to smartphones and tablets.
Aurora is a satellite WiFi hotspot, which means you can connect to the Aurora antenna with the devices you already own.
Aurora’s firewall blocks all traffic unless it comes from XGate or XWeb. This speeds up the connection and protects you from unwanted airtime bills.
Aurora’s built-in WiFi capabilities make it easy to connect all of your favorite devices to one simple hub: Mac, PC, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), and Android.
Make VoIP calls on your smartphone and Aurora will translate them into standard Iridium satellite phone calls over Iridium’s global network.
Track your location with the industry-leading RedPort Tracking service. The Aurora provides tracking data using the GPS chip built directly into the antenna.
The Aurora includes an upgraded, fast processor for quick bootups, updates, and more reliability.
Aurora Satellite VoIP and LAN Calling Over Iridium Network
The Iridium satellite network is the only truly global satellite network offering pole-to-pole coverage for unmatched global communications, performance, and reliability advantages. RedPort Aurora uses an Iridium 9523 module for reliable satellite voice service and 2.4kbps data services.
Satellite Calls Via Smartphone
The Aurora comes preconfigured for satellite VoIP voice calls over the Iridium network. Just download the free XGate Phone app to your iOS or Android mobile device and talk on your smartphone using your Iridium satellite airtime.
The Aurora has clear voice quality and minimizes dropped calls because of its strong external antenna.
Onboard Network with Multiple Phone Lines
Up to 4 phone lines can speak to one-another over the local network created by Aurora, giving you a complete local phone system with extension, voicemail, and ringing options. All free, included with Aurora.
Because Aurora uses VoIP over local WiFi, none of the calls made over the local network consume airtime. This means that a captain can call the kitchen, one room can call another, and you can check in with your guests – all at the same time. All free.
Aurora is compatible not only with XGate Phone for phone calls over WiFi using the smartphone in your pocket, but you can also use Ethernet phones and SIP WiFi phones to make satellite phone calls over Aurora.
Aurora: Excelling at Satellite Data Communication
Aurora was built to work hand-in-hand with XGate satellite data service to provide you with industry-leading compression email, free GRIB weather, blogging, social media posting, and more.
Case Study: Beyond the Circle expedition rowed the Northwest Passage using Aurora as their primary satellite communication device. The Facebook post here was uploaded using Aurora.
Data Optimization, Powered by RedPort
The Aurora comes with built-in data optimization powered by RedPort. Aurora has Optimizer inside, so Aurora blocks unwanted data usage from consuming your satellite airtime, provides satellite bandwidth optimization, and works hand-in-hand with XGate satellite email to provide world-class compression email and data services.
XGate for Satellite Email, Weather, Web, and Social Media
XGate satellite email service is your gateway to compression email, accellerated downloads over satellite, weather files (like GRIBs) via email, compression web-browsing, and social media posting for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. XGate works will your devices, including those running:
- Microsoft Windows
- Apple Macintosh
- Apple iOS
- Google Android
Aurora Satellite GPS Tracking
Aurora special compression technology and advanced GPS engineering allow for the quick transmission of small bits of data (like GPS pings) at a fraction of the airtime cost of most satellite phones and terminals.
Aurora GPS Tracking for Vessel and Asset Tracking
With Aurora you can track your ship (or other asset, like a vehicle) at pre-determined intervals. That information can be loaded onto an individualized webpage with real-time tracking information so family and friends can see where you are. Aurora GPS Tracking uses RedPort Tracking.
Aurora Satellite GPS Repeater for Onboard NMEA Repeating
Aurora is a NMEA 2000 compliant GPS WiFi repeater – so you can share Aurora’s GPS data with virtually any of the marine electronics on your vessel – in real time. Want to steer your boat with an iPad? With Aurora you can. The GPS capabilities of this technology are so advanced that many Aurora users simply pilot their boats with the detailed information on their iPad app rather than use traditional GPS.
“It has been an incredible journey and there is no way it could have been so successful without all of your support along my way…I owe such a great deal to…the Red Port Satellite system I can’t express it. And to all the individual expertise that has been so helpful to me…thank you!!”
— Donna Marie and SV_Inspired Sanity
Satellite Communications at Sea
On the water, Aurora represents a huge improvement over other satellite phone options. Most boaters install a handheld satellite phone, a docking station, an external antenna, an external antenna cable, and a WiFi router…and they still can’t use their smartphone to make voice calls over satellite.
With Aurora, you get all that capability in one single unit, for less money than you would spend on a comparable full handheld satellite phone setup.
Satellite Communications on Land
On land, Aurora’s self-contained weatherproof dome and single Ethernet cable for power make installation easier and less expensive than fixed phones that require long runs of antenna cable and complicated networking setup.
Aurora is perfect for land-based military base-camps or communication centers requiring satellite communications. Aurora can handle up to 4 concurrent phone calls over its local network, so leaders can speak with their teams right over the Aurora – without using any satellite airtime.
Satellite Communications for Vehicles
Utility crews needing land-based remote satellite communication for emergency backup can install Aurora directly on utility trucks and have satellite voice, email, and tracking capability right on the truck.
RV owners find that Aurora offers an easy, hassle-free backup communication device for rural areas without cellular coverage. Because Aurora consumes so little power, running Aurora full-time
Easy Installation, Perfect Price
The Aurora only has one cable – powered Ethernet with a 12v, 1amp power supply. There are no antenna cables, no below-decks-units, no complicated installation. It’s an entire plug-and-play satellite phone terminal.
Easy All-In-One Installation
Aurora comes with a base fitted for any standard antenna mount. This means that you can head to your local marine supply store and purchase any standard mount: pole-mount, pipe-mount, spreader-mount, mast-mount, board-mount, etc. This way you can secure Aurora to the best position to your individual setup.
Mount Aurora on a Vehicle
Mount Aurora on a Boat
Mount Aurora on a Building
Aurora Technical Specs
- Dimensions: 7.28 in Diameter (185mm), 7.09 in high (180mm)
- Weight: 4 lbs
- Temperature: -22° F to 158° F (-30° C to +70° C)
- Certifications: FCC, CE, and RoHS
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g
- Power: 12v, 1amp
Don’t Miss the Savings Bundle!
Save money! The RedPort Aurora Iridium WiFi Terminal is bundled with airtime and email, Aurora works with Iridium’s flexible satellite airtime plans and data rates and offers you easy installation and use anywhere on the planet.
Includes RedPort Aurora, 75 Minutes of Iridium airtime with 2 month validity, 3 Months of XGate (including activation fee!).