GRIB Robot at a glance:video
WeatherTrack's GRIB Robot facilitates the retrieval of GRIB files over satellite connections.
Useful for Sat Phone or SSB users, especially when offshore.
Most apps can only handle one file at a time per email request when using satellite communication. WeatherTrack's new feature GRIB Robot can handle multiple requests which are merged into one single file. This is unique on the entire iOS market.
Instead of downloading the forecasts directly WeatherTrack sends all forecast requests via email to the GRIB robot (using for example a sat phone). The GRIB robot collects the multiple GRIB requests and merges all data which are sent to the user as email attachment. The file can be opened as usual in WeatherTrack and displayed as one convenient file only.
WeatherTrack understands the leading satellite-email programs in iOS. (compatible with xgate 2.0 ) (see more here)
To connect your iPhone/iPad to the sat phone you need to have a device that connects the sat phone to the WIFI network. For Iridium there is an Iridium axxces box, for Inmarsat there is for example the RedPort Optimizer, for mailasail there is the Redbox.