Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-10-2014, 23:39   #1
Registered User
 
inti's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Isat pro and email

Hi, would anyone be able to relate experiences with isat pro ( Inmarsat ) phones and downloading gribs and small emails? It is apparently possible, would have to use a docking station and xgate compression software? The company themselves say it doesn't work well but I have heard of yachties using it, we have the handset, and on the few occasions we do week long passages or are between countries it would be a great tool, without the expense of buying pactor/ sailmail etc.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
inti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2014, 01:39   #2
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: In the U.S.
Boat: FP Tobago 35 [sold]
Posts: 402
Isat pro and email

If you mean the ISatPhone, yes, we have used it for 2 years almost exclusively for data service when offshore.

I would recommend against any tcp/ip based compression service such as Xgate. Look into UUPlus or AmosConnect, will work much better then any tcp/ip based service.

I have some other posts on here about the ISatPhone, works fine, and much cheaper then iridium. With a good compression service, the speed benefit from iridium is negligible for gribs and basic emails.

You do not need a docking station, the phone plugs into a computer via a USB cable and then can dial out to an email service such as UUPlus or AmosConnect to send and receive emails.
__________________

__________________
Mark (It's Irie - Sailing Blog)
The Wirie AP+ and The Wirie pro - Long Range Marine WiFi and 2/3/4G Systems
kiltym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-10-2014, 20:59   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 65
Re: Isat pro and email

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiltym View Post
If you mean the ISatPhone, yes, we have used it for 2 years almost exclusively for data service when offshore.

I would recommend against any tcp/ip based compression service such as Xgate. Look into UUPlus or AmosConnect, will work much better then any tcp/ip based service.

I have some other posts on here about the ISatPhone, works fine, and much cheaper then iridium. With a good compression service, the speed benefit from iridium is negligible for gribs and basic emails.

You do not need a docking station, the phone plugs into a computer via a USB cable and then can dial out to an email service such as UUPlus or AmosConnect to send and receive emails.
Summed it up very nicely
__________________
N3VR L8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-10-2014, 02:46   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,321
Re: Isat pro and email

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiltym View Post
You do not need a docking station, the phone plugs into a computer via a USB cable and then can dial out to an email service such as UUPlus or AmosConnect to send and receive emails.
How well does it work getting Gribs from the internet?
__________________
chala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-10-2014, 10:55   #5
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: In the U.S.
Boat: FP Tobago 35 [sold]
Posts: 402
Re: Isat pro and email

Quote:
Originally Posted by chala View Post
How well does it work getting Gribs from the internet?
We use Saildocs to request or subscribe to GRIBS depending on our plans.

The GRIBS come as email attachments so it works the same as receiving any other email via the service you are using.

So, in general, it works fine.
__________________
Mark (It's Irie - Sailing Blog)
The Wirie AP+ and The Wirie pro - Long Range Marine WiFi and 2/3/4G Systems
kiltym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-10-2014, 04:57   #6
Registered User
 
inti's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Re: Isat pro and email

Fantastic, exactly what we need. Will give it a go, without all the bells and whistles is a bonus! Thanks.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
inti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
email

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro's and con's of timber, steel and fiberglass for older boats. Phil S Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 26-02-2014 05:20
Inmarsat Isat Phone Pro Firmware Update 44'cruisingcat Marine Electronics 1 10-11-2013 03:54
For Sale: Liferaft. Viking Rescyou Pro 4UKSL. 4 Man pro valise. Self righting. Brisbane AU dennisail Classifieds Archive 4 29-03-2013 19:06
iridium extreme vs isat phone pro Arthurs2 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 5 14-02-2013 10:37
Email Using Mac and KVH Tracphone 25 OverboardDavid Marine Electronics 6 13-05-2010 07:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:09.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.