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GMPCS Joins with Global Marine to Deploy Speedmail, 'The Box'

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January 19, 2011

GMPCS Joins with Global Marine to Deploy Speedmail, 'The Box'

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor


GMPCS Personal Communications is working together with a provider of advanced satellite data speed and services, Global Marine Networks, to deploy solutions such as the Speedmail satellite e-mail service as well as “The Box” satellite router. Powered by the XGate service, GMPCS (News - Alert) Speedmail provides a fast, reliable and easy-to-use satellite phone email service that can be leveraged by both handheld satellite phones and broadband satellite services including Inmarsat (News - Alert) FleetBroadband and BGAN and Iridium OpenPort.


In a release, Jon Klein, vice president and general manager of GMPCS, said, “As a leading global supplier of satellite communications, we’re always looking for solutions to give our customers more value for their communications budgets. By working with Global Marine Networks to introduce Speedmail and ‘The Box,’ we can give our customers state-of-the-art satellite data services with the customer service and industry knowledge that GMPCS is known for.”

Some of the key features of the Speedmail solution include making use of compression and custom server protocols to provide 15 times faster e-mail and data transfer speed. Users can preview headers to avoid unnecessary downloads by availing smart filtering options. Compatible with Mozilla (News - Alert) Thunderbird and iScribe e-mail clients, the solution can work with any e-mail or webmail program. Also, users can be saved from frustration since dropped satellite transfer calls gets automatically picked up. The solution also offers satellite SMS notification of new e-mails, virus scanning and spam filtering for a clean inbox as well as full DES/PGP Encryption for optimum security.

As a satellite router with access control and data compression features, “The Box” provides solutions for common satellite service installation problems by controlling crew access to data services. Few of its features include faster data speed up to five times compared to uncompressed rates. Controlled usage with limitation based on time, megabytes, or web site white/black listing. By sharing or selling unique pin codes to crews, clients or passengers, Customers can make use of the solution to generate new revenue. Other features include advanced firewall filtering based on MAC or TCP/IP addresses, shared onboard caching, elimination of land based server and seamless failover service.

With data rates above 2.4KBps “The Box” satellite router caters to new generation of higher-speed satellite data systems such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband and Iridium (News - Alert) OpenPort.

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Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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