RedPort MCG-101

mcg-101 Iridium satellite terminal

An intelligent PBX solution using Iridium to operate as a telephone, Internet portal, GPS device and SMS terminal. The core of the MCG-101 is a powerful processor with a complete PBX capable of dynamic call functions, and easily customizable via a web interface. You can attach equipment or computers via Ethernet, Serial, or Industrial CAN bus.

The MCG-101 is a simple to use Iridium satellite terminal with the latest features and digital functionality. The original version was the first to use an entirely digital interface with the Iridium network, and a hardware based echo canceller, for the best audio quality. The latest version adds WiFi and on board compression technology to the long list of features including Ethernet, FXS telephone jack, Android and iPhone mobile calling, WiFi, firewalling, Power over Ethernet support, GPS, built in tracking, SMS, SBD, and web based administration.

Emergency Responders Using MCG-101

MCG-101 Features


You can connect any standard analog telephone directly to the MCG-101 and start using the Iridium network. All of your calls are digitally processed for the best quality.

GPS Tracking

The MCG-101 contains an embedded GPS receiver for GPS tracking, with 20 channels, -159dbm sensitivity, and a 2 meter accuracy.


Connecting your computer to the Internet is as simple as plugging it in. Just connect your computer and go online, and the MCG-101 will automatically connect to the Internet for you. You can also congure the MCG-101 via the
ethernet port.


Connect via wi to enable phone calls directly from your mobile phone.


USB port for expansion to connect external peripherals.

SIM Card

The MCG-101 has an external SIM card slot which makes installing or changing the SIM card fast and simple.

Voice Capabilities

Connect any standard analog telephone or any SIP capable phone to the MCG-101 and you can start making phone
calls. Digital audio processing and ASIC echo cancellation give you the best audio quality, and with Iridium, you can
call from anywhere to anywhere in the world.

Data Capabilities

– Connect to the Internet at 2.4K
– Connect to RUDICS for custom applications
– Short Burst Data for small messages
– Ethernet for automatic dialup
– Serial port for legacy modems or applications


The MCG-101 is a fully capable processing platform that can
be easily congured for custom call routing, data
applications, and special projects. The system features a full
PBX that can run an entire oce, and run custom software
as well. An SDK is available allowing you to develop your
own solutions for complex projects. By using the MCG-101
as a standard platform, the development time is shortened,
allowing you to deliver nished solutions to your customers

PBX Features

Automated Attendant
Call Detail Records
Call Forward
Call Monitoring
Call Parking
Call Queuing
Call Retrieval
Call Routing (DID & ANI)
Call Waiting

Conference Bridging
Database Integration
Dial by Name
Direct Inward System Access
Distinctive Ring
Do Not Disturb
Flexible Extension Logic
Protocol Conversion

Supervised Transfer
Three-way Calling
Voice Mail
Visual Indicator for Msg Waiting
Stutter Dial Tone for Msg Waiting
Voice Mail
Web Voice Mail Interface
Graphical Call Manager


Power requirements-5W or 51 BTU per hour
DC Input Voltage- 12V@ 3A
Dimensions: 2 x 8 x 8 in Weight: 4 lb

The MCG-101 supports the new Iridium push to talk services, as well as Iridium Next background IP services when available. All of this is based on a Linux platform and the latest version has been optimized for ease of manufacturability with minimal components and assembly time. Overall the unit is very small as well, about the dimensions of a book.