Thuraya Certifies RedPort Optimizer
DUBAI, UAE, October 28, 2013 - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and RedPort Global, a leader in data and throughput optimization services, today announced the successful certification of the RedPort Optimizer satellite Wi-Fi router and the RedPort XGate satellite email and data service software. Thuraya’s users can now use the RedPort Optimizer for ship-to-shore and remote land-based data email and other data services via computers, laptops and smartphones, including those from Google Android and Apple iOS.
The RedPort Optimizer is currently used with the Seagull 5000i to optimize email communications onboard commercial vessels operating across Thuraya’s coverage area. It enables a vessel operator to stay in contact with its crew 24x7 and to optimize ship operations while controlling costs. Its powerful firewall ensures there are no unintended data transmissions to and from the vessel that could result in unexpected airtime bills.
“Ship managers and their crew need to stay in touch with their team regardless of where they are. Maritime crews especially need a solution that is easy to install and allows them to have services that are optimized for satellite connectivity,” said Randy Roberts, Vice President of Innovation at Thuraya. “RedPort Solutions will be made available through our extensive network of service partners starting today.”
The RedPort Optimizer is certified for use on the Thuraya network with the Seagull 5000i and Thuraya Maritime Broadband. In addition, it is certified for the Thuraya XT, IP and IP+. The RedPort Optimizer works exclusively with the RedPort XGate software to provide email, web browsing, social media, blogging, weather data, GPS tracking and GPS NMEA Repeating.
Dr. Luis Soltero, CTO of RedPort Global said, “Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to provide maritime managers with easy access to a high-quality solution with unparalleled satellite data services. While we have the expertise in software development, Thuraya has the capacity to accelerate these solutions to market in a very timely manner.”
About RedPort Global
RedPort Global, 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 marine satellite solutions are offered as branded or white-label solutions for the world’s premier satellite data service providers. For more information on how RedPort Global is Making Airtime Count™ – whether ship to shore, or in remote or emergency communications environments. Visit www.redportglobal.com
About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit: www.thuraya.com