Award-Winning Service with the Fastest L-band Speeds Available
Simultaneous operations at the highest L-band speeds available.
Iridium Certus® addresses customer needs at a range of data speeds.
L-band solutions for maritime, land mobile, and aviation markets.
Embedded technology available for Iridium manufacturing partners.
Offering the highest L-band data throughput available.
Iridium Certus redefines the capabilities of mobile satellite communications across maritime, aviation, and land mobile applications. Iridium Certus is ideal for supporting critical connectivity needs regardless of location, terrain, and weather events – all in a single, small platform. No other L-band service can match the coverage and speed that Iridium Certus delivers.
Solutions ranging in size, weight, and power to meet your needs.
Iridium Certus services are provided through Iridium Connected® equipment to support broadband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, and aircraft. One terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data speeds available, allowing simultaneous operations to optimize business efficiency.
Bringing you high quality services anywhere in the world at a range of speeds.
- High Quality Voice
- Background IP Data
- Streaming IP Data
- Prepaid Voice & Data
- Safety Services
- Secondary Data Flows
- Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)*
- Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Route Service (AMSRS)
*Iridium GMDSS narrowband solutions are currently available. Iridium Certus GMDSS is a future capability.
A flexible platform designed for you.
With broadband speed capabilities ranging from 176 Kbps to 704 Kbps**, Iridium Certus offers the highest speed L-band connectivity and only truly global mobile satellite service on the market. Iridium Certus was designed as a flexible platform and will continue to evolve, providing both higher and lower data speeds through a wide variety of Iridium Connected equipment to address customer needs and expand into new markets.
**The Iridium® network is capable of supporting speeds up to 1408 Kbps. Future development of Iridium Certus 1400 service is dependent on market demand.
Connecting enterprises, governments, and people.
Iridium CertusTM equipment supports high-quality broadband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, and aircraft anywhere in the world.
For years, the maritime industry has been forced into long-term contracts and expensive service plans due to limited options for satellite connectivity. With Iridium Certus, mariners can realize the truly global advantages of the Iridium® network for business operations, safety services, connected ship/IoT applications, and crew welfare. For the first time within the mobile satellite communications market, superior connectivity is available to the maritime community anywhere on the planet.
Iridium Certus extends the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before with truly mobile communications capabilities ideal for critical connectivity needs anywhere on the planet. With a range of data speeds available, and even more on the way, Iridium Certus provides a reliable connection for voice and data services, including telephony, satellite internet, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and location-based applications. With Iridium Certus, customers can control costs by eliminating the need to deploy expensive, ground-based infrastructure or large, directional terminals that rely on geostationary satellites.
Iridium Certus for aviation will deliver high-performance services from the cockpit to the cabin. Through small-form-factor, low-profile antennas, Iridium Certus will be ideal for aircraft operators looking to keep crew and passengers connected – supporting email, internet, voice and data communications, everywhere on the planet.
The Iridium network provides unmatched secure communications anywhere on the planet, including the polar regions. Iridium Certus enables voice and data services, including remote communications, personnel tracking, and over-the-horizon, beyond line-of-sight, and on-the-move communications at your command. U.S. government and military customers can rely on the secure, low-latency connectivity of Iridium Certus through the dedicated U.S. government gateway and secure infrastructure.
Industry-leading companies are bringing Iridium Certus solutions to you.
The Iridium partner ecosystem enables leading global technology companies to leverage Iridium’s unique network to manufacture, develop, market, and support innovative applications for a variety of different markets and industries. Iridium continues to work with market leaders to bring the award-winning Iridium Certus platform to customers.
Develop creative solutions.
All Iridium Certus equipment is manufactured by select Iridium value-added manufacturing partners. Their Iridium Connected terminals use core technology to provide global voice and data services at the various Iridium Certus service classes.
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Thales MissionLINK® Brochure - Iridium Certus® Remote Operations in Alaska
Iridium Certus® powers the Thales MissionLINK™ terminal for unparalleled 24/7 connectivity in the remote Norwegian landscape. IEC Telecom and The IK Foundation chose Iridium® for its global, reliable, and robust communications capabilities to support the gathering of critical, raw scientific data at a far-away, unmanned Field Station in Svalbard.
Case Study - Iridium Certus Enables Remote Monitoring of Sub-Sea Systems
A Comparison Chart of Iridium Aviation Products & Services comparing different features based on Short Burst Data®, Narrrowband, Midband and Broadband speeds.
December 10, 2020
Iridium Certus Land Mobile Products Comparison Chart by Service Class
Fact Sheet detailing our Iridium Certus 700 Service class offerings
Iridium Certus Maritime Videos featuring the Cobham SAILOR 4300 and the Thales VesseLINK
Video showcasing an upcoming Iridium Certus products for Maritime, Cobham SAILOR 4300.
Video showcasing an upcoming Iridium Certus products for Maritime, Thales VesseLINK.
Iridium Certus Overview Presentation
Updated March 2021
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
Title: IMOCA Appoints Iridium its Official Communications Partner
Distribution Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Distribution Time: 07:31 AM EST
Press release announcing Iridium as the official communications partner of the International Monohull Open Class Association, or IMOCA, and their IMOCA Globe Series World (Racing) Championship. IMOCA is the association representing 60 foot monohull class yachts, and is recognized as such by the International Sailing Federation. The IMOCA Globe Series World Championship is a series of races that take place around the world, including the Vendée Globe race, which is a single-crewed, non-stop round the world race starting in November of 2020.
Thales joins Iridium as an official communications partner with each yacht equipping a VesseLINK terminal and operating using Iridium Certus as their primary means of satellite communication. More than 30 skippers worldwide will be relying on Iridium-based technology as they pilot through extreme open-sea environments.
Title: Iridium Adds Intellian to Iridium Certus® Maritime Portfolio
Distribution Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Distribution Time: 08:01 AM EST
Press release announcing Intellian as the newest Iridium Certus Maritime VAM.
Title: New Iridium Certus Transceiver for Faster Satellite IoT, Data and High Quality Voice Applications Now in Live Testing
Distribution Date: August 21, 2019
Press Release dated August 21, 2019 announcing the ten (10) Iridium Certus 9770 Transceiver Beta partners and that the device is currently in testing.
Title: Lars Thrane Makes its Iridium Certus® Debut with the LT-4200 Maritime Satcom System
Distribution Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Distribution Time: 08:01 AM EST
Press release announcing Lars Thrane’s Iridium Certus debut with the LT-4200 maritime Satcom System. The LT-4200 will be one of the first terminals to support the Iridium Certus 200 service class as Lars Thrane becomes the third announced Iridium Certus maritime terminal manufacturer, joining Cobham and Thales.
Infographic detailing the services Iridium offers to the Aviation market
Infographic detailing the services Iridium offers to the IoT market
Infographic detailing the services Iridium offers to the Land Mobile market
Infographic detailing the services Iridium offers to the Maritime market
Infographic describing all of the Iridium Certus Service Classes
Infographic detailing the services Iridium offers to the US Government
Infographic showing Iridium Certus Maritime Use Cases for Deep Sea Fishing
Infographic showing Iridium Certus Maritime Use Cases for Merchant Shipping
Iridium Certus Maritime Use Case for Polar Cruise Ships.
Marketing video providing an overview of the new Iridium Certus service.
Video introducing Iridium Certus 9770
A 3-minute instructional video detailing How to Operate the Iridium Extreme® PTT in English.
Recorded: September 15,2020
Format: Mp4, 720p