Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)

You Deserve Real Choice

Iridium brings reliable, truly global GMDSS services to the market for the first time ever, giving you real choice and making critical safety services available anywhere on the globe. Iridium provides capability, coverage, and cost advantages over competitive options. With Iridium GMDSS, mariners can sail with confidence.

Iridium GMDSS
Iridium GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)

You Deserve Real Choice

Iridium brings reliable, truly global GMDSS services to the market for the first time ever, giving you real choice and making critical safety services available anywhere on the globe. Iridium provides capability, coverage, and cost advantages over competitive options. With Iridium GMDSS, mariners can sail with confidence.

Iridium GMDSS rescue

The Iridium Advantage

Iridium GMDSS enhances your safety at sea, offering reliable coverage where no other options exist. The Iridium network is designed to work in extreme conditions at sea. Our unique constellation of 66 cross-linked satellites in Low-Earth Orbit provides reliable coverage, even in adverse weather, around the entire globe, including over the Arctic and Antarctic waters in Sea Area A4. The inaugural Iridium Connected GMDSS terminal from Lars Thrane supplies all three (3) satellite GMDSS services at about 25 percent of the cost of the current equipment requirements.

Iridium GMDSS Services

All Iridium Connected® GMDSS terminals come standard with functionality for all satellite GMDSS services. Unlike the historic options, Iridium Connected GMDSS terminals initiate both Distress Alert and Safety Voice quickly with the press of just one button.

  • Distress Alert
  • Activated by the press of a button, distress alerting sends basic, but critical data to a Rescue Coordination Center (RCC): ID, Status, Position

  • Maritime Safety Information (MSI)
  • MSI is transmitted through an Enhanced Group Call (EGC) service called Iridium SafetyCastSM: Navigational, Meteorological, Safety-Related

  • Safety Voice
  • Connect to an RCC and other maritime authorities through a call to share additional details about the distress situation: High Priority Calling, Hydrographic Reporting, Medical Assistance

  • Additional Features
  • Distress Alert Relay, Shore-to-Ship Distress Calling, Maritime Assistance, Standard Maritime Calling & Messaging

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Fact Sheet
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May 26, 2022
1007.29 KB
Document Name
Iridium GMDSS - FAQs
File Name
FS_Iridium GMDSS_Fact Sheet_FAQs_052222.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Frequently Asked Questions related to the Iridium GMDSS Service
File Type
PDF
File Size
1007.29 KB
File Version
2.0
Date
May 26, 2022 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Maritime Safety & Compliance
Related Products
LT-3100S GMDSS System
Related Services
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Maritime
May 23, 2022
957.58 KB
Document Name
Iridium GMDSS - Fact Sheet
File Name
FS_Iridium GMDSS_Fact Sheet_052322.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Fact Sheet describing Iridium's GMDSS (Global Marine Distress and Safety Systems) Services

File Type
PDF
File Size
957.58 KB
File Version
4.0
Date
May 23, 2022 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Maritime Safety & Compliance
Related Products
LT-3100S GMDSS System
Related Services
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Maritime
Legal Notice
Aug 22, 2018
122.32 KB
Document Name
Iridium - Fair Access Policy
File Name
LGL_Iridium Fair Access Policy_Block 1_v.22_082218.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

The Iridium Fair Access Policy applies to all Iridium Services
Dated: August 08, 2018

File Type
PDF
File Size
122.32 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
August 22, 2018 12:46 PM EST
Related Services
Iridium Burst®, Iridium Circuit Switched Data (CSD), Iridium CloudConnect, Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS), Iridium OpenPort®, Iridium Push-To-Talk, Iridium RUDICS, Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®), Netted Iridium®
Verticals
Corporate
Partner Products
Document Name
Lars Thrane - LT-3100S GMDSS System - Product Sheet
File Name
PP_Lars Thrane_LT-3100S GMDSS System_Product Sheet_Rev.1.01(2).pdf
Vendor
Lars Thrane A/S
Description

Product Sheet for the Lars Thrane LT-3100S GMDSS System

File Type
PDF
File Size
2.09 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 10, 2020 09:00 AM EST
Applications
Maritime Safety & Compliance
Related Products
LT-3100S GMDSS System
Related Services
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Maritime
Presentation
Document Name
Iridium GMDSS - Presentation & Webinar Replay - AMMITEC
File Name
PR_Iridium GMDSS_AMMITEC Webinar Replay_032421(2).zip
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Zip files contains the AMMITEC Webinar Presentation entitled "The Iridium GMDSS Advantages, Cost, Coverage & Capabilities", as well as the video reply. The event was held on March 24, 2021 and hosted by Kyle Hurst
File Type
ZIP
File Size
102.9 MB
File Version
2.0
Date
March 24, 2021 10:25 AM EST
Applications
Maritime Safety & Compliance
Related Products
LT-3100S GMDSS System, C700, SAILOR 4300, VesseLINKTM 700, Vesselink VL-200
Related Services
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Iridium Certus, Maritime
Use Cases & Infographics
Document Name
Iridium Certus - Use Case - Maritime - Deep Sea Fishing
File Name
UC_Iridium Certus_Maritime_Deep Sea Fishing_051922.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Infographic showing Iridium Certus Maritime Use Cases for Deep Sea Fishing
File Type
PDF
File Size
20.35 MB
File Version
4.0
Date
May 19, 2022 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Maritime Safety & Compliance
Related Services
Iridium Certus® 700, Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Iridium Certus, Maritime
Video
Document Name
Iridium GMDSS - Video - What is Iridium GMDSS?
File Name
VID_Iridium GMDSS_What is Iridium GMDSS_4K_121120.mp4
Vendor
Iridium
Description

A one and a half minute overview video explaining Iridium GMDSS in introductory terms.
Dated: December 11,2020
Format: 7MB in Mp4

File Type
MP4
File Size
7.19 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
December 11, 2020 09:00 AM EST
Related Products
LT-3100S GMDSS System
Related Services
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
Verticals
Maritime
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