XGate is state-of-the-art data compression software that delivers email, weather, web, and social media - right over your satellite phone. For the most comprehensive data compression, ease of use, and utility for your satellite phone connection, pair XGate with Optimizer.
Why Use Satellite Email & Data?
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.
Read on to learn how XGate and the Optimizer satellite firewall and Wi-Fi hotspot work together to give you great satellite data services with your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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 requires complicated setups, drivers, and software. And getting satellite to work over Mac or Linux and some Windows systems is often impossible.
XGate and Optimizer work hand-in-hand to solve all these problems and deliver the perfect suite of satellite communication. All easy to use, all while saving up to 95% on valuable satellite airtime.
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.
New: XGate Named One of the Best Satellite Communication Apps
Global Telesat Communications named XGate satellite email service as one of the best apps for satellite communication. Learn more here.
XGate Services Overview
Satellite Phone Email At Your Fingertips
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.
Internet Over Your Satellite Phone
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
Receive GRIB files right to your inbox with XGate. All your weather information needs easily within reach - and with the same batch compression technology that saves you money and time.
Works With Almost Every Single Satphone
XGate works with any IP-based satellite phone or terminal. This includes phones and terminals from the major satellite providers like Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya, Globalstar, VSAT, and MSAT.
It’s easy to get started. Just run XGate, and it will do the rest – setup your satellite phone, install computer drivers, and access your account.
XGate Satellite Email
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. It also means that what would take 60 minutes or more over a standard Iridium connection, for example, will only take 3 minutes with XGate.
Average processing time
Comparison based on (3) 1 mb or less e-mails
Satellite Email Speed Comparison Chart
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.
XGate Speaks Your Language
More than 22 languages available.
XGate works with Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and other popular programs.
Quarantine the Cat Videos
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.
Virus Scanning and Spam Filters
XGate servers scan every message for viruses and SPAM, blocking them before the go over your satellite system, saving you airtime and keeping your machine clean. XGate also has full DES/PGP encryption for optimum security.
Always In Touch
XGate offers satellite SMS notification of new emails via Iridium or Globalstar phones.
XGate As Server
XGate works as a full email server for installations with local area networks.
XGate Crew Accounts - Premium Service!
Crew Accounts lets the administrator create, modify and delete temporary email addresses right on site; easily providing customized and controlled email accounts for temporary crew members or passengers. For more information; visit: XGate Crew Accounts.
XGate File Transfer - Premium Service!
XGate File Transfer handling provides automatic inventory control, regular reporting, and logging of data. Once set up, XGate will take local information from a computer and send it as an email attachment automatically.
XGate Email Fetching - Premium Service!
XGate will fetch and forward email from multiple addresses so you can access your email accounts with the same speed and efficiency as XGate. For more information, visit: XGate Email Fetching/Forwarding.
Satellite WiFi With Your Satellite Phone
Optimizer and XGate work hand-in-hand to work with the mobile devices you already use. Optimizer creates an inpenetrable firewall to protect your valuable satellite airtime while also creating a WiFi hotspot, so you can reach email and internet from an iPod Touch or iPhone through Android and Apple iOS Tablets to any current Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer.
Update your friends in real time by posting messages and photos to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter right from within XGate.
Airtime Savings While Posting Pictures
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.
SailBlogs with XGate - Now FREE!
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. For more information, visit: SailBlogs with XGate
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.
Weather Right to Your Inbox
XGate is the perfect tool to compress and download GRIB files. GRIB is a concise data format for delivering weather and oceanographic data forecasts, freely available from many sources. Have a GRIB file automatically delivered to your XGate email account, then see richly detailed 3D forecasts with your own GRIB viewer software.
Free GRIBs With Global Marine Networks
Global Marine Networks offers free GRIB downloads as a public service. And yes, you can receive those free GRIB weather files right to your XGate inbox.
XGate Satellite Internet Web Browsing - Premium Service!
XWeb lets you surf the web over satellite connections. XWeb loads pages up to 10 times faster while zapping pop-ups and compressing pictures and text on the fly. For more information, visit: XWeb - Fast, Satellite Web Browsing.
Who Uses XGate?
XGate is perfect for anyone who uses a satellite phone. It works on 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:
XGate provides email and data services for every level of the recreational maritime market. Because XGate works on a flexible subscription basis, it's perfect for short-term activities like offshore racing and seasonal cruising, coastal cruising and regattas, to more long-term activities like liveaboard cruisers and sailing.
From commercial fishing and maritime transport, to cruise ship internet cafes, XGate serves all levels of commercial maritime activity. XGate is the leading email client for ship to shore communications, maritime IT services, and communication solutions for offshore oil rigs and oil tankers.
Hikers and Expeditions
XGate is perfect for those traveling to remote locations. Hikers, explorers, and mountain-climbers all use XGate to keep in contact with family and friends. Campers, hunters, and even RVers in remote locations use XGate. We've even had clients set up WiFi cafés in their hunting or fishing lodge for guests.
Want to do email in the sky? XGate is a perfect fit for your airborne communication needs. We've helped set up WiFi cafes in airplanes, and provided airlines and pilots with the services to allow their guests and crew to access the internet onboard. With XGate, it's possible to stay connected, even at 30,000 feet.
Remote Workers and Emergency Responders
Remote workers like offshore oil rigs and exploration expeditions use XGate. Hospitals, ambulance groups, insurance adjusters and others in the first responder industry find XGate to be unparalleled for keeping in contact during crises. We provide service to many levels of government, including the Coast Guard, Police, and research divisions.
In addition to great deals on satellite airtime we can help you reduce satellite airtime cost and make satellite data faster and cheaper with Optimizer and XGate - now compatible with Apple iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Google Android tablets and smartphones right over your satellite phone data feed!