Blue Water Cruisers Have New Options To Stay In Touch, Per GMN Report

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Report tells how to stay in touch with family, friends and information through radio, satellite voice, email and Internet services while at sea with laptops and smartphones.

Report tells how to stay in touch with family, friends and information through radio, satellite voice, email and Internet services while at sea with laptops and smartphones

Staying In Touch At Sea : Guide to Blue Water Cruising Communications

With the rapid adoption of fast-changing technologies like satellite phones, email services, and tablet computers like the iPad, it’s more important than ever for boaters to understand the roles of each technology in their communications plans.

Blue water cruisers, and other boaters have more choices than ever when it comes to staying in touch while at sea, but some choices are better than others, according to a new report from Global Marine Networks (GMN), called Staying In Touch Offshore: Global Marine Networks’ Guide To Blue Water Cruising Communications.

“The changes we are seeing in communications technologies everywhere are affecting boaters, and particularly those who spend time cruising in blue waters,” said Dr. Luis Soltero, Chief Technology Officer of Global Marine Networks. “With the rapid adoption of fast-changing technologies like satellite phones, email services, and tablet computers like the iPad, it’s more important than ever for boaters to understand the roles of each technology in their communications plans. That’s why we are providing “Staying In Touch Off Shore” at no cost to the boating community.”

The report outlines the role of VHF and HF radio, as well as satellite communications for boaters, with detailed discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of each technology. High-demand data services including satellite phone email, weather and oceanographic data and web access each merit their own section of the guide, and sample equipment and services setups are provided including both narrowband and satellite broadband installations.

Boaters and satellite phone users can obtain Staying In Touch Offshore: Global Marine Networks’ Guide To Blue Water Cruising Communications, at no charge.

The table of contents includes the following sections:

  • Types of communications technologies
  • Radio communications for boaters
  • Satellite communications for boaters
  • HF Radio vs. satellite phones for boaters
  • Voice calling via satellite phones
  • Using HF Radio and VHF radio with other boaters
  • Satellite phone email
  • Data services via Windows, Mac, Linux and Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Satellite phone data access
  • Getting GRIB and other weather data files over radio and satellite phones
  • Sample equipment and service setups for casual and live-aboard boaters

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 http://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 http://www.globalmarinenet.com.

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