The WiFi receiving component is a USB powered WiFi radio that can connect directly to a single computer to get it online, or it can act as a WiFi-as-WAN receiver when paired with the "USB Repeater" RedPort Optimizer module which then acts as a router, creating a local WiFi network so that multiple devices can get online and share the upstream connection.
Comparing the specs and photos, this appears to be re-branded equipment sold as the Alfa WiFi Camp Pro for half the cost. It is possible the Halo system may have some custom firmware and a slightly more powerful external antenna - but when we inquired with Global Marine for specifics, they stopped answering our e-mails.
- Model: RedPort Halo
- Base Technology: Alfa (?)
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No USB Port
- Integrated Cellular Modem: None
- Ethernet Ports: 1x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet (WAN / LAN Configurable)
- Special Features: None
- Power Source: 12V Adapter Included
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Retail Price: $449.99
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In June 2017, Global Marine Networks contacted us and offered to send us an evaluation unit - however, after several attempts to follow up and get further details - they have gone out of communication. We have not received an evaluation unit.
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