Satellite communications for yachting enthusiasts

With the ARC Rally less than 6 weeks away we take a look at the requirements of yachting enthusiasts who want to keep in touch at sea.

One of the most popular requests we receive from sailors is for a satellite phone which not only has the capability to make voice calls but also to send and receive emails and GRIB files. As a result we have put together two sat comms packages for sailors offering a great discount on everything you need to stay in touch at sea with the Iridium 9555 and IsatPhone Pro.

As well as the basic voice capability here are some of the things our customers take into account when choosing a sat phone for use at sea:

GRIB Files Our SpeedMail software (free with our marine packages) gives you access to free GRIB files (requires GRIB viewer). Simply send an email with the area you need the update for and an automatic email will be sent back to you with the GRIB file. Emails Some customers need email at sea whether it be for work commitments or just to stay in touch with family at home. SpeedMail allows you to send and receive emails at minimal cost from your sat phone by compressing data sent and received.
Social media from your sat phone at the click of a button
Social Media

For simple Twitter and Facebook updates our SpeedMail software allows you to keep your followers up-to-date at a minimal cost. Logging onto social networks via the usual website method can cause a lot of data to be wasted because pointless graphics and ads will be downloaded. Once you have set-up your accounts with SpeedMail you can post updates directly from the software at the click of a button. Furthermore, the updates can be queued along with your emails and sent all at one time to enable maximum data compression.

Tracking*

Let your family and friends back home know where you are with the SPOT Satellite Messenger. For an amazing £200 ex VAT GTC offers SPOT with an annual all-inclusive subscription + Track Progress which allows you to send out a message every 10 minutes for 24 hours. SPOT gives you a unique website for your followers to visit and track your movements.

*Not included in GTC IsatPhone Pro Fixed Solution or GTC Iridium 9555 Marine Solution.

GTC IsatPhone Pro Fixed Solution£600 ex VAT GTC Iridium 9555 Marine Solution£1,235 ex VAT
Includes
  • IsatPhone Pro Satellite Phone
  • Pre-Paid SIM with 100 minutes
  • Magnetic External Antenna
  • SpeedMail Email & Web Compression Software
Includes
  • Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone
  • Pre-Paid SIM with 200 minutes
  • Fixed Mast Antenna with 10m Cable
  • SpeedMail Email & Web Compression Software

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