UK-based Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a family-run company that provides all leading satellite communications systems for voice and data transmission, is pleased to have been appointed as a European Distributor of RedPort’s range of satellite voice and data solutions.
RedPort is the World’s leading independent developer of satellite products and services, including VoIP gateways (Voice-communication Internal Protocol), satellite data routers, and satellite terminals. The company is based in Maryville, Tennessee, and specialises in equipment which allows communication through satellite enabled equipment in the most cost effective manner.
Although the price of this airtime has been falling steadily as competition intensifies, it remains considerably more expensive than terrestrial alternatives. So for individuals or companies operating away from cell tower or WiFi coverage, making the most of each byte of data sent via a satellite keeps the huge advantages of global reception within a pre-planned budget.
“Becoming one of RedPort’s European distributors further strengthens our ability to give our customers the very best airtime packages,” said James Phipps, Head of Sales at GTC. “The cost of making voice calls via satellite has dropped dramatically in recent years but once you move away from basic text and position data, airtime costs begin to escalate, so we have a constant mission to provide the most comprehensive and flexible packages. RedPort has the same mission, so is a natural fit for us. The company has also developed the hardware that automatically searches for the best connection with the lowest rates.”
A typical example is the RedPort Optimizer Premier, a VoIP gateway and data router that provides an ‘all-in-one’ solution for vessels. This intelligent router seeks out the most cost-effective connection for the task in hand, including terrestrial long-range cellular and WiFi. It has a ‘failover’ function, so if it can’t find a terrestrial connection, it will then search for compatible satellite broadband services including VSAT, Inmarsat, FleetBroadband, and Iridium OpenPort, for which it becomes a WiFi hotspot. Optimizer Premier also gives users the maximum data usage with onboard email and web compression services, which the crew can access via a captive portal.
GTC will be offering all of RedPort’s most widely used services, with a particular focus on WiFi and internet connections, increasingly popular with bloggers, vloggers, and remote office working.
GTC’s friendly and multi-lingual team are always on hand to provide any further information, including the setting up of firewalls and secure networks, and operates from a modern office block and distribution hub in Poole, Dorset.