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May 15, 2012

Update Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter via Satellite Phone with GMN XGate

Global Marine Networks (GMN), the leaders in advancing satellite data speed and services, today announced the ability to update Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter via satellite phone, with the XGate Satellite Phone Data Service and compatible computer. XGate Social services are immediately available to XGate subscribers in addition to accelerated satellite phone email, web browsing and weather data service.

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“Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are the way millions of people share their lives with others every day. Yet until now satellite phone users, who are often in the remote places or emergency situations where they most want to update others of their status, have found it hard to post to social media sites,” said Dr. Luis Soltero, President and CTO of GMN.

“Now, satellite phone users can update all of their friends, business contacts or followers with the press of a button in the XGate application.”

XGate is a fast, reliable and easy-to-use satellite phone email, web, weather data – and now – social media service. Features include: 

  • Up to 20 times faster email transfer speeds through compression and custom server protocols
  • Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posting
  • Mid-file restart and automatic satellite phone connection control
  • Access to free GRIB weather files

XGate’s associated XWeb satellite phone web browsing service accelerates data an average of three to five times faster than uncompressed rates through compression, page re-rendering and ad-blocking, giving users easier and more reliable access to web sites.

Pricing and Availability 
Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter updating are available to both new and existing users for standard XGate subscription rates. A free three-day trial account is available upon downloading XGate. Existing XGate subscribers can download the latest version of XGate in the XGate downloads center. Currently, XGate Social Media services are available for all users of the following Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux versions:

  •  Windows XP, Vista and 7, both 32 and 64-bit versions
  • Mac OSX 10.4 or later computers
  • Any Debian-based Linux system

XGate Social Media services are expected to be available to of Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and Android users by October 2012.

XGate works with any IP-based data service, including the following satellite phones.

Compatible USB-based satellite phones:

  • Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro
  • Iridium 9555
  •  Iridium Extreme (9575)
  • Iridium OpenPort
  • Globalstar GSP-1700
  • All Thuraya USB-based phones

Compatible Serial or Ethernet-based phones and terminals:

  • Inmarsat FleetBroadband
  • Inmarsat BGAN
  • Iridium 9500
  • Iridium 9505, 9505a
  • Globalstar GSP-1600
  • Globalstar GSP-2900
  • Thuraya IP

About Global Marine Networks, LLC 
Global Marine Networks (GMN), the leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services, helps Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services providers and their customers by offering the industry’s fastest, most reliable and easy-to-use E-mail, web, and other hardware and software services to maritime, oil and gas, first responder and business continuity users. The company’s products include XGate high-speed satellite email, WeatherNet weather and oceanographic data software, and vessel tracking systems. Ship to shore network management solutions are sold by GMN under the RedPort Global brand name at and as white-label solutions for the world’s premier satellite data service providers.

GMN has numerous awards and certifications for technical innovation and holds pending patents on its products. For more information on how GMN is Making Airtime Count™ - whether ship to shore, or in remote or emergency communications environments visit http://www.globalmarinenet.comXGate Satellite Phone Email.

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