GAP provides gateway services to satellite communications networks such as Iridium and Inmarsat. It supports all popular satellite data protocols and facilitates message routing and interoperability between a wide range of devices. A pluggable architecture allows new devices and protocols to be integrated quickly.
A developer Application Programming Interface (API) allows custom and vertical market applications to be developed against a reliable, scalable and highly available messaging core. The system is operated as a “Software as a Service” meaning that we operate and manage the system whilst providing applications and services via the Internet.
The GAP system is self-healing and able to withstand many kinds of hardware and network failure. GAP operations are managed to the highest standards with rigorous disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
GAP is designed to support a wide range of devices and allow them to interoperate. For example, you can send a message from your SPOT device and have it delivered to an Iridium SBD device or have your regular position reports automatically update your friends via your social networks. Customers with a mixture of device types can manage them through a single system
- Iridium Extreme
- Iridium SBD
- ISatPhone Pro
- SPOT from Globalstar
- SkyWave IDP Range
- SmartOne from Globalstar
- Quake Global Q-Pro
- Fleet Broadband
- SkyWave DMR
- Smart Phones
- WideAwake Tracker
Networks and Protocols
Supported satellite communications networks include:
GAP supports Iridium Short Burst Data delivery via e-mail or DirectIP.
GAP can also interoperate with terrestrial GSM, 3G and SMS networks. Protocols include:
- Iridium Extreme protocol
- Inmarsat D+
- AST iX protocol for (M2M) applications
- GD92 Fire Service Mobilization Protocol
- Social network API formats