XGate Satellite Phone Email & Data Services
XGate Satellite Phone Email & Data Services
XGate is a state-of-the-art data compression service that delivers email, free weather using PredictWind, web, and social media – right over your satellite phone. Works with: Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. Scroll for more information!
New Weather Integration: AVAILABLE NOW!
PredictWind Offshore, the industry-leading weather software, is now included FREE with any XGate Satellite Email subscription!
XGate satellite phone email is the easy way to access email while on the water or in remote locations. XGate is simply the fastest , easiest and most reliable satellite phone email available , saving you time, money and frustration.
Without XGate, satellite communication has a lot of hurdles: uncompressed email or web-browsing over slow data speeds means long wait times and expensive airtime bills.
Connecting your laptop, tablet, or smartphone up to a satellite data feed often reqires complicated setups, drivers, and software . And getting satellite to work aver Mac or Linux and some Windows systems is often impossible.
Optimizer Satellite WiFi Hotspot and Firewall XGate and Optimizer work hand-in-hand to solve all these problems and deliver the perfect suite os satellite comminication. All easy to use, all while saving up to 95% on valuable satellite airtime.
XGate compresses email up to 95% of its original size.
So not only is email faster, you save up to 95% in data airtime dollars.
Satellite Phone Email
With XGate you get all the benefits of a full-featured email service – right over your satellite feed. Mail forwarding and fetching, batch processing, unparalleled compression, crew accounts, vessel tracking, and more.
Satellite Phone Internet
With XWeb compressed web-browsing you can browse the web with the security of up to 95% compression – and airtime savings. XWeb works with handheld and broadband satellite phones.
Social Media – Near or Far
Update Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter right from XGate. Now your friends can follow your adventures in real time – you can even post pictures (and benefit from the airtime savings when XGate compresses them down).
Weather Right To Your Inbox
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.
Your Devices – Small, Medium and Large
With the RedPort Optimizer, XGate is the world’s first satellite email system to work with the mobile devices you already use – from an iPod Touch or iPhone through Android and Apple iOS Tablets to any current Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer, XGate keeps you connected.
XGate Satellite Email
It’s easy to get started with XGate. Once it’s up and running, you can read and write your emails offline, saving airtime, then simply press a button – XGate will dial your satellite phone for you and hang up when it’s done. If your call drops, XGate can redial and simply pick up where it left off. And only XGate eliminates the back and forth of email protocols before using precious airtime.
Faster. Cheaper. Better.
XGate uses only 5% of the data of a standard email program, on average. That means you save up to 95% on satellite airtime costs compared to using your email without XGate.
Your Email, Your Way
XGate lets you use either an included XGate address or 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.
Virus Scanning and Spam Filters
XGate servers scan every message for viruses and SPAM, blocking them before they go over your satellite system, saving you airtime and keeping your machine clean. XGate also has full DES/PGP encryption for optimum security.
XGate “Bigmail” lets you know when someone sends you a large file, shows you the subject and size, and lets you decide to download it over your satellite connection or wait until you have access to another connection. You get the files you need when you need them, and save the cat videos for later.
XGate Speaks Your Language
More than 22 languages available.
Satellite SMS Notification
XGate offers satellite SMS notification of new emails via Iridium or Globalstar phones.
Can I Check My Primary Email With XGate?
You can forward your Gmail, Mac mail, Outlook email, work email, and almost every other email service to XGate and then mask your outgoing email address. Your contacts will never know that XGate is involved.
(Can’t forward your email? We can fetch it for you. Learn more here).
When you forward your primary email, XGate will treat it just like any other email you receive: by providing incredible compression and BigMail filtering on it.
If an incoming email is above a certain size, XGate will send a notification with the subject line, sender, and size of the email and you can decide whether or not you’d like to download the entire email over satellite, or wait until you have another type of Internet connection.
BigMail Filtering in a nutshell: it keeps you connected without breaking the bank.
Image Compression Over Satellite Phones
XGate compresses images even when you post them to Facebook or other social media sites. This means that you can share your adventure – right as it happens – without worrying about high satellite airtime bills.
See XGate image resampling in action with real image examples and costs for different satellite phones:
XGate Social Media Over Satellite
Update your friends in real time by posting messages and photos to Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. This is a standard feature of XGate available to any XGate subscriber at no extra cost.
SailBlogs with XGate
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. Comes standard with XGate subscriptions of 3 months or more.
XGate Weather: iOS & Android
Now XGate subscribers get free marine weather forecasts right on their mobile devices with XGate and your satellite service. The current XGate apps for iOS and Android now provide the compressed weather information you need most via your satellite connection.
- Multiple locations: current GPS location, location by airport code, or enter a specific GPS location
- 3-7 days user-selectable forecasts
- 1-6 hour display frequency
- Metric and Imperial measurements support
- Selectable weather parameters including: temperature, surface pressure, wind speed, wind direction, wave period, wave height, visibility, wave direction, rain, freezing rain, UV index, total precipitation, cloud cover, dew point, perceived temperature, and thunderstorm probability, and more.
XGate Weather: The PredictWind Integration
XGate now includes the industry-leading PredictWind Offshore weather forecasting service, with critical weather forecasts included at no extra cost for XGate subscribers. Weather routing and departure planning available as a monthly option.
PredictWind is a leading-edge wind forecasting, departure planning, and weather routing software. When combined with XGate’s award-winning compression, you can now get critical weather information directly to PredictWind using XGate and any XGate-compatible satellite phone. (So almost every single one of them.)
PredictWind Weather via Satellite
Using XGate compression, you can download rich GRIB files and other weather data via satellite and then use PredictWind’s slick and easy-to-use interface to quickly see the weather forecasts.
Who Uses XGate?
XGate is perfect for anyone who uses a satellite phone. It works on virtually 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:
- Recreational Cruisers
- Commercial Maritime
- Hikers and Expeditions
- General Aviation
- Remote Workers
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New Account Activation Fee
For subscriptions 3 months and up
*Non renewable account. Non renewable XGate accounts are immediately deleted out of the system at the end of their validity period. Renewable accounts (3 months and up) have a 90 day grace period at the end of the validity period before they are deleted out of the system. Renewable accounts can also be put in dormant status for $5 per month to keep the account open and avoid paying an activation fee when XGate is needed again.