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Thuraya certifies RedPort Optimizer

Thuraya has certified the RedPort Optimizer Wi-Fi router and the RedPort XGate e-mail and data service software.

The Dubai-based telecommunications company says that its customers can now use RedPort Global’s throughput optimisation services on their computers, laptops and smartphones, be they on Android or iOS.

The RedPort Optimizer is used to optimise communications onboard commercial vessels. It enables a vessel operator to stay in contact with its crew while its firewall ensures there are no unintended data transmissions to and from the vessel that could result in unexpected airtime bills.

“Ship managers and their crew need to stay in touch with their team regardless of where they are. Maritime crews especially need a solution that is easy to install and allows them to have services that are optimised for satellite connectivity,” said Randy Roberts, vice president of Innovation at Thuraya.

“RedPort Solutions will be made available through our extensive network of service partners starting today.”

The RedPort Optimizer is certified for use on the Thuraya network with the Seagull 5000i, Thuraya Maritime Broadband, Thuraya XT, IP and IP+.

The RedPort Optimizer works exclusively with the RedPort XGate software to provide e-mail, web browsing, social media, blogging, weather data, GPS tracking and GPS NMEA Repeating.

Dr Luis Soltero, CTO of RedPort Global, said: “Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to provide maritime managers with easy access to a high-quality solution with unparalleled satellite data services. While we have the expertise in software development, Thuraya has the capacity to accelerate these solutions to market in a very timely manner.”

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