Optimizer Crew Satellite Broadband Router and WiFi Hotspot for Crew Networking

Optimizer Crew

Satellite Broadband WiFi HotSpot, Firewall, and Network Solution


There are newer versions of this router. For the latest satellite router products and services, see either the Optimizer Voice or Optimizer Premier.

Optimizer Crew is a powerful and affordable satellite WiFi router that gives you everything you need for multi-person networking on most satellite broadband installations. Optimizer Crew lets you easily share and control access to your satellite broadband data service via its WiFi or Ethernet network and onboard captive portal.

Features and Services


Captive Portal

Satellite Captive Portal

Manage and control crew, passenger and operational data access by PIN-code with the free onboard captive portal.

Routing and Logging

Satellite Router

Create and manage networks with enterprise-grade features.

Firewall & Filtering

Satellite Firewall

Allows you to tightly manage traffic over the satellite link to block unwanted airtime usage. Allows port forwarding, domain-name filtering, network address translation, and detailed whitelisting and blacklisting of websites and services.

Remote Access

Satellite Remote Access

Remotely log-in and manage your local network from any Internet connection.

NMEA Repeater

NMEA Repeating

Optimizer Crew comes standard with NMEA repeating – meaning you can push your GPS location via NMEA standards to any compliant devices (like an iPad or tablet).

Web Compression $

Satellite Web-Compression

Transparent proxy service can automatically reduce http data consumption by a factor of 3-5 times, saving on valuable airtime, and accelerating limited satellite data speeds.

Satellite Email $

Satellite Email

RedPort routers include a full POP/SMTP RedPort Mail server. Users can access email via a local web page or by simply entering settings into their preferred email client (such as Outlook or Apple Mail) with up to 20 times acceleration, making RedPort XGate mail the premier choice for satellite email service.

GPS Tracking $

Satellite GPS Tracking

Reliably track vehicles or vessels anywhere in the world. Tracking your assets is now as simple as clicking your mouse and viewing them online. RedPort Tracking offers online maps that display exact location and offer advanced features like geo-fencing.

$ = Premium Service. Monthly Fees May Apply. 

Combine Optimizer Crew With  XGate Crew for Complete Crew Email and Web-Access

When the power of Optimizer Crew is combined with XGate compressed satellite email and compression web-browsing, the possibilities for crew welfare are endless. Consider these premium services to round out the complete satellite broadband networking solution offered by Optimizer Crew and XGate.


Shared web compression uses a proxy service to provide all users on board with 3-5 times average web acceleration, all transparently.

XGate Crew

XGate Crew is the multi-user version of XGate: the world’s most widely-used independent satellite data optimization service. Optimizer Crew works as a full POP and SMTP server to provide complete email integration. It also allows for simple webmail access on a local network, making access quick and easy.

Email – Accelerate email service up to 20 times, saving up to 95% on satellite airtime; Crew accounts provide local access.
Web – Access compressed web pages an average of 3-5 times faster than normal.
Weather – Get free GRIB files via email from online services.

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Compatible Operating Systems

Windows: XP, Vista, 7, and 8 – both 32 and 64-bit versions, Windows Phone
Apple: Mac OS X computers and Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch)
Android:  Any WiFi-enabled Android device
Other: Any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device

RedPort Routers

The Right Router for Every Installation

Services RedPort Optimizer


Data Router

optimizer_voice_smOptimizer Voice

Data Router

Optimizer Premier satellite VoIP Gateway and Data Router for operations and crew access
Optimizer Premier

Data Router

RedPort wXa-300 Series

Data Router

Redport wXa-400 Series

wXa-400 Series

VoIP Router

Firewall -
VoIP Gateway -
RedPort Crew Satellite Email - Optional Optional Optional -
Captive Portal for Crew Internet Access

(Shoreside Control of Crew Internet Access)

- - -
Shared Web Compression - Optional Optional Optional -
GPS Tracking Optional Optional Optional Optional -
NMEA Repeater - -
Web Filtering - Limited Limited -
Quality of Service - - - -
Failover/Load-Balancing - - -
Least-Cost Routing - - -
Multi-Level Administration - -
OBM Out of Band Management Limited - -
Caching - - - -
Usage Logging/Web-reporting - Limited Limited -
Bandwidth Logging Limited Limited Limited -
Ethernet LAN Ports 1 1 2 1 0
Ethernet WAN Ports 1 1 4 2 1
RJ-11 Analog Lines 0 1 1 0 0-8
WiFi Enabled Optional No
Max WiFi Range 30m 46m 46m 46m 46m
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/g 802.11 a/g
Storage - 8Gb SLC SSD AVai 8Gb SLC SSD Available 8Gb SLC SSD 4Gb SLC SSD
Power Operating Range 9-18V DC 1A 9-18V DC 1A 9-18V DC 2A 9-18V DC 2A 9-18V DC 2A
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS FCC, CE, RoHS
Compact Dimensions 3.8″ x 2.75″ x 1.0″ (97 x 70 x 25 mm) 3.5″ x 1.8″ x 4.4″ (90 x 47 x 110 mm) 6.3″ x 3.1″ x 2.1″ (160 x 80 x 54 mm) 6.6 x 1.2 x 6.2″ (168 x 30 x 157mm) (313)
10.9 x 2 x 5″ (277 x 50 x 126mm) (323)
10.9″ x 2″ x 5″ (277 x 50 x 126 mm)
Rackmounted Dimensions - - - 19″ 1U Rackmount
19″ 1U Rackmount
Compact Weight 0.22 lbs (0.10 kg) 0.56 lbs (0.25 kg) 1.12 lbs (0.5 kg) 1.86 lbs (0.845 kg) (313)
3.85 lbs (1.75 kb) (323)
3.42 lbs (1.55 kg)
Rackmounted Weight - - - 10.25 lbs (4.65 kg) 10.03 lbs (4.55 kg)
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