Satellite VoIP services connect ship operators, captain and crew with high quality, low-bandwidth prepaid voice connections
MARYVILLE, TN DECEMBER 29, 2011 – Global Marine Networks (GMN), the leaders in advancing satellite data speed and services, today announced a distribution agreement with Vobal Technologies. Global Marine Networks will make voice over IP (VoIP) services available to maritime customers by incorporating Vobal technology as an integrated part of GMN’s RedPort Global maritime services. Satellite-optimized VoIP services will offer up to 20 minutes of talk time per MB with excellent voice quality.
“RedPort Global satellite VoIP services are a complete voice solution for maritime VSAT and FleetBroadband users,” said Dr. Luis Soltero, President and CTO of GMN. “All RedPort VoIP hardware will include a full PBX to integrate or function as a vessel’s primary communications system; prepaid voice access lets ship operators sell service easily to crew or passengers to create a new revenue stream, and satellite VoIP calls consume as little as 6 kbps thanks to the integration of Vobal technology.”
In addition to satellite VoIP, RedPort Global offers a complete suite of satellite network management solutions for maritime and ship-to-shore communications. The RedPort wXa routers are Inmarsat-certified for use with Inmarsat VLA accounts for FleetBroadband service. With RedPort Global, VSAT, FleetBroadband and other IP-based data users can save up to 80% on their satellite airtime usage while accelerating data throughput an average of 3-5 times while generating new revenue streams through a host of features including:
- Prepaid email and Internet services for crew morale, passenger sales, or ship’s operations
- Data compression, caching and control
- Least-cost routing, failover and load-balancing
- Firewall filtering by MAC or TCP/IP address and/or port number provide advanced controls as well as Skype and Adobe Flash blocking
- On-board management – Access and control a ship’s IT network as if on the ship.
- Weather and Oceanographic data
- GPS tracking
- Credit-card processing
As an independent solutions provider, GMN works directly with Iridium and Inmarsat Service Providers (SPs) and Distribution Providers (DPs) to help them offer their customers best-in-class voice and data services. RedPort Global services are also available to VSAT providers looking to improve service quality and speeds for their customers.
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 https://www.redportglobal.com 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 www.globalmarinenet.com.
About Vobal Technologies, LLC
Vobal Technologies’ VoIP technology has enabled dozens of leading wireless carriers, broadband service providers, and satellite communications companies to offer powerful, differentiated VoIP enabled services while improving subscriber profitability. Vobal Technologies’ team has built a reputation as a global leader in the development and delivery of these low cost, high quality solutions. For more information about Vobal visit www.vobal.com.