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January 17, 2013

GMN RedPort to Distribute Iridium OpenPort Service and Pilot Terminal

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GMN brings RedPort routers with crew-calling, on-board Internet café services and satellite email access to Iridium OpenPort satellite broadband service for commercial marine communications


MARYVILLE, TN January 17, 2010 – Global Marine Networks (GMN) the leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services, today announced its appointment as a Global Distribution Partner for the Iridium OpenPort service and Iridium Pilot hardware. GMN will make the products and services available with its RedPort routers and suite of value-added satellite data services to the commercial and recreational maritime markets and to RedPort distributors.  


“The truly global coverage of the Iridium OpenPort platform, along with the reliable and affordable Iridium Pilot terminals, make for an attractive product for the maritime market”, said Dr. Luis Soltero, CTO of GMN and RedPort Global. “Together with GMN RedPort services, Iridium makes an excellent choice for maritime customers in virtually any application – crew calling, on-board Internet café services, satellite email access and much more.”


For ships large and small, the Iridium OpenPort broadband service offers highly reliable broadband voice and data communications priced to fit any budget. Connected to the world's largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea, it works everywhere on the planet. 

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Iridium Pilot hardware is engineered for enhanced durability to withstand the harshest maritime conditions, all the while packaged in a small, lightweight antenna. It has a fixed, electronically-steerable, phased-array antenna, designed to maintain connectivity in rough seas. Iridium Pilot offers broadband connectivity in addition to three independent phone lines, all of which work simultaneously, with data speeds up to 134 Kbps.


RedPort Global is a GMN brand that offers powerful yet affordable maritime satellite network management services  - letting maritime satellite customers get the most out of their satellite data service through a host of features including:

  • Satellite data compression gives up to five times faster data speeds than uncompressed rates
  • Pin codes let customers generate new revenue by sharing or selling unique pin codes to crews, clients or passengers
  • Usage controls can limit groups or individual users by time, megabytes, or web site white/black listing
  • Firewall filtering by MAC or TCP/IP address and/or port number provide advanced controls
  • Seamless failover service redirects data feeds giving users the ultimate reliability of changing between different satellite networks on the fly
  • Data bonding - doubles data throughput while increasing reliability
  • Shared onboard caching provides fast load times for commonly visited sites


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 email, 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






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