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Vessel Tracking Via Satellite Email Using XGate

XGate Premium Service: Vessel Tracking

Email Fetching with XGate Satellite Email

Track all the vessels in your fleet using just a satellite phone. The Vessel Tracking premium feature of XGate allows you to request position reports over any satellite data feed, no matter how slow. When using XGate to download position reports, the position reports are displayed locally on the computer using a number of different viewers. Viewers currently supported are:

  • Mac GPSNAVX and Mac ENC
  • Google Earth
  • Furuno Maxsea
  • Ocens GRIB Explorer
  • Xaxero Windplot

It is easy to add Vessel Tracking to your XGate Satellite Email service.

Vessel Tracking with XGate Works with These Providers, or Any IP-Based Connection

XGate and Iridium XGate and Inmarsat XGate and Globalstar XGate and Thuraya XGate and MSAT G2 XGate and VSAT

XGate Vessel Tracking Premium Service Includes GPS Repeater, Tracking and Reporting

The XGate GPS Repeater

XGate can feed GPS data to your navigational software such as The Captain, Nobeltec, MaxSea, etc. using a virtual COM port created by XGate. The virtual COM port is indistinguishable from the original physical port. Please Note: GPS hardware is not included with this service.

XGate Vessel Tracking

Once enabled, XGate's position reporting is done with every email session. You can configure XGate to read the GPS and send the vessel's position in the header of every sent email. Email recipients can see the vessel's exact position and time of position in the email header.

XGate Vessel Tracking Reporting

Vessels can request position reports for their vessel and any other vessel in their fleet on demand. The tracks are viewed off line on the vessel without consuming valuable air time.

XGate Vessel Tracking FEATURES

  • Uses existing GPS and communication equipment to send tracking reports back to a location - no additional hardware is required to track vessels.
  • Works with OCENS GRIB Explorer, Xaxero Windplot, and Yotreps.
  • The free Yotreps reporter is included with the XGate software.
  • Both XGate and two additional navigation applications can share the same GPS at the same time.
  • A vessel's XGate can be configured as part of a fleet.
  • Can be configured to send position reports on a schedule.

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Who Uses XGate Satellite Email?

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:

  • Recreational Maritime
  • Commercial Maritime
  • Government, Business Continuity and First Responders
  • Natural Resources

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