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7 Surprising Ways XGate Will Save You Money

XGate makes satellite communications fast, efficient, and easy. But it can also save you a ton of money! Here’s how. 1) Compression, Compression, Compression XGate uses the most advanced and effective compression on the planet to get your data down […]

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Iridium OpenPort Value Plan

Iridium Pilot Satellite Airtime Budget for Cruising

One of the questions we often get asked is what Iridium Pilot airtime plan is best for low-usage cruising? Because Iridium Pilot has an incredible array of airtime options available, it’s often difficult to determine what plan would work best […]

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XGate GRIB Viewer

Free GRIB Software Now Offered As Part of XGate Satellite Data Service

XGate Satellite Data Service Now Offers FREE GRIB Weather Software and An Integrated GRIB Viewer At No Extra Cost Now, with just a few clicks, XGate users can easily see weather forecast visualizations so they can make critical decisions based […]

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KVH TracPhone V3

Satellite Internet At Sea: Hardware, Airtime, and Pricing

We often get asked what is the most affordable option for satellite internet while at sea. As the satellite industry matures, more and more options are becoming available for internet connectivity on your boat and some of them can be […]

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Free GRIB Files

How to Get Weather Files Over Satellite: The Basics

The best way to get weather information over satellite is to download GRIB files. Wikipedia defines GRIBS this way: GRIB (Gridded Binary) General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form is a concise data format commonly used in meteorology to store historical […]

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WeatherTrack Now Integrated With XGate

WeatherTrack Now Works with XGate for Satellite GRIB Files Over iOS

WeatherTrack, the popular iOS app for downloading and viewing GRIB files, is now integrated with XGate satellite email service and Optimizer satellite WiFi hotspot and firewall to facilitate retrieval of GRIB files over satellite connections. WeatherTrack bills itself as the […]

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GRIB Explorer GRIB File viewer

Is WeatherNet or Free GRIB Files Cheaper Over Satellite Phones?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is how to get weather information while out at sea. If you’re looking at how exactly to get the weather, here’s a blog post on how to get GRIB files to your iPhone, iPad, […]

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SailGrib Android Weather Viewer

Satellite Weather GRIB Files On Android Devices

Over the years, XGate has teamed up with a number of third-party GRIB retrievers and viewers to help deliver GRIB weather files over satellite connections. Until now, all of these programs (WeatherNet, iNavX, Weather4D, WeatherTrack, etc) have been for Windows, […]

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Weather 4D

7 Steps To Get Satellite Email and GRIB Files on iPad or Android

“How do I get email and GRIB weather files to my iPad, Android tablet, or iPhone over my satellite phone?” This is a question we get asked frequently, and the answer can greatly benefit your overall cruising experience. Here’s our […]

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Compare Iridium, Inmarsat and FBB Satellite Email and Web Speeds

Want to compare satellite email and web browsing speeds for Iridium, IsatPhone and other satellite phone equipment? That is a complex topic, influenced by many factors, but we are here to help. Through clear comparisons, important recommendations and a video […]

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