Glow Iridium Satellite Wi-Fi Terminal

Iridium Satellite Terminal and Wi-Fi Hotspot for Remote Land and Leisure Maritime

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RedPort Glow Iridium Satellite Wi-Fi Terminal

Live and play on the water? Stay in touch with the Glow Iridium Satellite Terminal. Easy to install, easy to use, easy to live with – Glow gives you the coverage of the Iridium satellite network with the power of RedPort hardware and services. Satellite-optimized voice, email, weather forecasts, social media and location sharing are at your fingertips, saving you airtime and connecting you easily. Plus, Glow is the world’s only marine-dedicated satellite phone with access to Iridium’s best service plans, including Unlimited and Double Data




Iridium Satellite

Glow uses the Iridium satellite network to provide truly-global coverage and access to Iridium’s best airtime pricing, including Prepaid plans and Postpaid Unlimited and Double-Data plans, exclusively for recreational boaters.





Be heard. Anywhere.

Use your existing smartphone, Wi-Fi phone, or standard telephone (with optional adapter.) Glow’s included phone exchange will place calls from one end of the ship to the other, or around the world via Iridium’s global satellite network.



Vessel Tracking.

Be seen. Anywhere.

Share your location with friends and family with RedPort Vessel Tracking service. Glow provides tracking data using GPS built directly into the dome, and a friendly web portal makes it easy for you and others to see your trip. Learn more about Vessel Tracking.





Connect. Where you are.

Glow’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities make it easy to connect all of your favorite devices to one simple hub: Mac, PC, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), and Android.




Built for Boats

Glow’s single durable dome easily mounts outside, giving you maximum GPS and Iridium performance. An Ethernet cable provides power and optional connectivity.




Voice Services

  • Onboard phone exchange (PBX) with up to four extensions and voice mail to create an onboard phone network
  • Up to four local simultaneous users; single simultaneous satellite call
  • Voice calls and text messages with any iOS or Android smartphone, tablet or computer using the XGate Phone app for iOS or Android
  • Compatible with analog telephones with optional adapter
  • Compatible with Ethernet and SIP Wi-Fi phones




Data Services

  • Works with Iridium Mail & Web or any RedPort XGate-based data optimization service.
  • XGate services include:
  • Optimized Email access with an average of 20 times optimization
  • Point weather data
  • PredictWind weather forecasts
  • Photo compression and sending
  • Social media updating with Facebook, Twitter, and SailBlogs
  • Additional compatibility with popular marine applications including Expedition, iNavX, Weather4D, Ocean Imaging’s SeaView Fishing and more
  • Built in firewall blocks all unwanted data traffic to protect against runaway usage, while permitting XGate and other services.
  • Supported operating systems include all current versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, iOS (iPhone, iPad), and Google Android


Glow Iridium Satellite Wi-Fi Terminal Specifications

Regulatory FCC, CE, RoHS, AU/NZ
Performance Compliance MIL-STD 810G, IP66+ Compliant
Height 7.28” or 185mm
Diameter 7.08” or 180mm
Weight 4 lbs  or 1.8 kg
Power Supply and Consumption        
DC input Voltage 12V 2A DC
Power Requirements 18W
Power Adapter (Included) 110-220V AC to 12V 2A DC
12V DC Amperage Test: Power on and satellite idle: Peak: .45A/5.4W
Average: .26A/3.12W
12V DC Amperage Test: Power on to fully active bidirectional call: Peak: .95A/11.4W
Average: .74A/8.88W
Inrush Current: High resolution peak of ~11A for half a millisecond and tapers off
Iridium Impedance 50 Ohm
GPS Impedance 50 Ohm
Wi-Fi Impedance 50 Ohm
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temp 22° F to +158° F (-30° C to +70° C)
Storage Temp 22° F to +158° F (-30° C to +70° C)
Humidity 5% - 98% non-condensing
Operating Altitude: up to 10,000 ft (3000m)
Storage Altitude: up to 15,000 ft (4500m)
Radome Ingress Rating IP66 minimum
Icing (survival) Icing (survival) Max 25 mm
UV Resistance Anti-yellowing or discoloration plastics
Provided Cable 10m Oil and UV resistant
Radome Mounting 1” - 14 threads per inch
Radome Connections
Connections 8-pin Quick Disconnect
Iridium Integrated Iridium 9523MW transceiver
Router Integrated RedPort Optimizer DHCP/NAT router
Additional Interfaces WAN, LAN
WiFi 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.11b/g, 802.11n