Mailasail RedBox now supports LuckGrib

Sep 3, 2018. | By: Craig McPheeters

Mailasail recently released an update to its RedBox firmware which provides support to download weather data from LuckGrib via Satellite phone.

If you are a LuckGrib customer who enjoys being out of the range of the internet, this provides a means of obtaining weather data.

The Red Box provides a unified onboard communications platform featuring least cost routing, wireless NMEA instrument data, firewall, enhanced GPS tracking and crew email & web optimisation.


Some of the satellite phones compabitle with the RedBox are:

  • Iridium
  • Inmarsat
  • Thurya
  • Teleport-it

LuckGrib allows you to choose to download only the parameters you want, as well as providing control over the region, model resolution, forecast frequency and duration. Using these controls, you should be able to reduce the size of the files you download to a manageable level.

Thank you Mailasail!

p.s. I would like to conduct an informal survey: note that there are many improvements to LuckGrib that are possible in order to work more optimally through a low bandwidth connection. If you are interested in seeing these improvements in the product, please let the author know: email craig


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