Blogging via satphone

As more voyaging sailors get turned on to recording their trips OCENS now offers an email blogging capability. Even when you’re on an offshore passage, you can still keep your blog updated.

From the press release: In collaboration with Sailblogs, the premier blogging solution provider for the marine community, OCENS has added a blogging module within its popular satellite email package, OCENS Mail. With the release of OCENS Mail version 3, bloggers can now easily chronicle their pictures, thoughts, perspectives, and adventures. Even enter your position in your blog and have friends and family track you on a Google Earth map that appears on your personal website.

Consistent with all of OCENS satellite data services, the new blogging module permits users to submit their blogs while using the bare minimum of satellite connect time. Rather than log onto a site and keep this connection active while you blog, the new OCENS Mail blogging module enables offline blog creation. When ready, you take advantage of the speed and efficiency of OCENS Mail to quickly submit your blog. Whether its over a satellite phone or broadband connection, your blog is on the way to Sailblogs in just seconds.

To access the new blogging module, our existing users need to obtain their free upgrade to version 3 of OCENS Mail which is available at . Then activate your Blogging module by calling OCENS at 206.878.8270. The blogging module ($17.95 per month) requires an active OCENS Mail account.

Other Features of Version 3
• A New Satellite Monitor watches the satellite signal on your satellite phone and sends mail when the signal strength is strong and stable, whether or not you are present! No longer will you need to sit by the computer waiting for signal to stabilize before you transfer email! The Satellite Monitor is free with your Version 3 upgrade.

• Full Integration of XWeb wireless web browser
• Compatibility with the easy to use Thunderbird email client
• Updated Graphical User Interface and Help File

By Ocean Navigator