wXa-500 Series

There are newer versions of this legacy product. Please see our current range of Optimizer Routers and VoIP Gateways. 
RedPort wXa-500 Series

The wXa-500 Series

The wXa-500 series is truly everything you need to make your marine satellite Internet network work for you. The wXa-500 series contains a wXa-300 series data router and a wXa-400 series VoIP gateway in one rackmount box.

  • Access and control satellite equipment
    from the shore with OBM (Out of Band
  • Flexible accommodation for multiple
    satellite systems
  • Failover and load-balance between
    multiple satellite broadband terminals
  • Reduce the data demands of your onboard
    computer network
  • Email
  • Shared Web Compression
  • Shared Web Caching
  • GPS Tracking
  • Control prepaid and postpaid access to
    your satellite connection

Like the wXa-400 series, the wXa-500 series lets you provide affordable, high-efficiency, low-bandwidth VoIP service for VSAT and Inmarsat FleetBroadband users. Postpaid and prepaid rates are predictable and affordable, with flat rates to the world’s most commonly called destinations. An unlimited in-network option lets larger companies have very low-cost voice service with their fleets.
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Features and Services


Routing and Logging

Satellite Router

Create and manage even the most complex networks with enterprise-grade features. Experienced networking professionals will find every necessary feature to configure networks as desired.

Firewall & Filtering

Satellite Firewall

Allows you to tightly manage traffic over the satellite link to block unwanted airtime usage. Allows port forwarding, domain-name filtering, network address translation, and detailed whitelisting and blacklisting of websites and services.

Remote Access

Satellite Remote Access

Remotely log-in and manage your local network from any Internet connection.

Web Compression $

Satellite Web-Compression

Transparent proxy service can automatically reduce https data consumption by a factor of 3-5 times, saving on valuable airtime, and accelerating limited satellite data speeds.

Captive Portal $

Satellite Captive Portal

Manage and control crew, passenger and operational data access by user or PIN code across fleets with our server-based captive portal.

Satellite Email $

Satellite Email

RedPort routers include a full POP/SMTP RedPort Mail server. Users can access email via a local web page or by simply entering settings into their preferred email client (such as Outlook or Apple Mail) with up to 20 times acceleration, making RedPort XGate mail the premier choice for satellite email service.

GPS Tracking $

Satellite GPS Tracking

Reliably track vehicles or vessels anywhere in the world. Tracking your assets is now as simple as clicking your mouse and viewing them online. RedPort Tracking offers online maps that display exact location and offer advanced features like geo-fencing.

$ = Premium Service. Monthly Fees May Apply. 

Who Is It Good For?

The wXa-500 series is good for professionals who need to manage a satellite Internet installation for multiple users with both data and VoIP usage. The wXa-500 series routers can manage the most complex installations for operational efficiency and crew and passenger access in a marine environment. A networking professional, either on staff, or engaged via RedPort, is recommended for proper configuration.

  • Cargo/Transport Vessels
  • Offshore Oil Rigs
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Basecamps

RedPort Satellite Data Router Applications

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Related Products

Customers who don’t need VoIP services should consider the wXa-300 series or the Optimizer Crew. Customers who don’t need data services should consider the wXa-400 series.
Installers can achieve identical functions by installing both a wXa-300 and a wXa-400 series unit.

Compatible With:

Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya, VSAT

Available Models

wXa-500 Rackmount 3-Port, No Telephone Ports
wXa-513 Rackmount 3-Port, 4 Telephone Ports

Get the Brochure

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Data Router

VoIP Gateway
RedPort Crew Satellite Email Optional Optional Optional
Captive Portal for Crew Internet Access

(Shoreside Control of Crew Internet Access)

Shared Web Compression Optional Optional Optional Optional
GPS Tracking Optional Optional Optional Optional
NMEA Repeater
Web Filtering Limited Limited
Quality of Service
Least-Cost Routing
Multi-Level Administration
OBM Out of Band Management Limited
Usage Logging/Web-reporting Limited Limited
Bandwidth Logging Limited Limited Limited
Ethernet LAN Ports 1 1 2 1
Ethernet WAN Ports 1 1 4 3
RJ-11 Analog Ports 0 1 1 0, 1, 4 or 8
WiFi Enabled
Max WiFi Range 30m 46m 46m 46m
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/g
Storage 8Gb SLC SSD AVai 8Gb SLC SSD Available 8Gb SLC SSD
Power Operating Range 9-18V DC 1A 9-18V DC 1A 9-18V DC 2A 9-18V DC 2A
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS
Compact Dimensions 3.8″ x 2.75″ x 1.0″ (97 x 70 x 25 mm) 3.5″ x 1.8″ x 4.4″ (90 x 47 x 110 mm) 6.3″ x 3.1″ x 2.1″ (160 x 80 x 54 mm) 6.6 x 1.2 x 6.2″ (168 x 30 x 157mm) (313)
10.9 x 2 x 5″ (277 x 50 x 126mm) (323)
Rackmounted Dimensions 19″ 1U Rackmount
Compact Weight 0.22 lbs (0.10 kg) 0.56 lbs (0.25 kg) 1.12 lbs (0.5 kg) 1.86 lbs (0.845 kg) (313)
3.85 lbs (1.75 kb) (323)
Rackmounted Weight 10.25 lbs (4.65 kg)
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