Iridium CertusSM - Maritime

Real Choice is on the Horizon

Bringing the Future of Communications to Life

Iridium is the preferred, trusted provider of maritime satellite communications for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare, offered via a global network of channel partners to vessel owners, operators, managers and guests across all maritime market sectors and geographies.

Iridium Certus will deliver the most reliable service combined with the highest L-Band speeds to any place on earth. For the first time within the mobile satellite communications market, a real choice and superior connectivity alternative is available to the maritime community.

Bringing the Future of Communications to Life

Iridium is the preferred, trusted provider of maritime satellite communications for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare, offered via a global network of channel partners to vessel owners, operators, managers and guests across all maritime market sectors and geographies.

Iridium Certus will deliver the most reliable service combined with the highest L-Band speeds to any place on earth. For the first time within the mobile satellite communications market, a real choice and superior connectivity alternative is available to the maritime community.

Merchant Shipping

Iridium Certus is optimized for all aspects of shipboard operations from simple email to complex system management of onboard sensor systems. Iridium Certus also provides a superior backbone for crew welfare, messaging, and phone calls. Vessels with VSAT will want to round out their service with Iridium’s powerful hybrid solutions for areas where VSAT is challenged because of congestion, coverage or regulations.

Commercial Fishing

Iridium Certus is an excellent choice for handling catch information, monitoring weather and communicating across fleets in any region of the world. Large catch processors with VSAT should look to augment their existing platforms with Iridium’s global coverage which extends far beyond existing VSAT footprints.

Leisure

Yachts, sailboats and recreational boats will benefit from Iridium’s global connectivity and legendary value. For the first time there will be a well-priced high speed L-Band option available for the entire leisure market.

Offshore

Platforms, rigs, and buoys will find excellent options in the Iridium Certus portfolio. Iridium’s high reliability network coupled with its robust L-Band means that both attended and autonomous assets are consistently connected and tied into the corporate network. Unattended sensors can easily realize always-on connections from anywhere on the planet.

Workboats

Workboats depend heavily on reliable and consistent connectivity. Tugs, tows, supply vessels, crew transport and dredgers work in environments where other options often go dark because of congestion, regulation or blockage. Iridium’s unique crosslink architecture and intersatellite links allow Iridium to route traffic above the earth. This enables consistent bandwidth in harbors, near ports, on the high seas and at the edge of coverage for other networks.

Government

One of the most demanding maritime sectors will find ideal solutions in Iridium A host of research vessels, scientific ships, fisheries vessels, seismic ships, coast guard cutters and ice breakers rely on Iridium today because of its network and coverage. With Iridium Certus the options expand greatly for this sector and it will benefit from high speed, low-latency connectivity.

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM CERTUS?

POWERFUL

Fastest L-band speeds to any point on the planet: Iridium Certus will offer superior connectivity for maritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.

Product diversity: Depending on customer requirements, Iridium Certus will offer a selection of Service Classes from 88Kbps to 700Kbps with eventual speeds to 1.4 Mbps.

Multi-Service: Iridium Certus customers will enjoy three high definition voice lines, high speed IP data and streaming, packet data service (SBD) and safety services all combined into one robust marine-grade terminal.

Highest availability: L-band is the lowest frequency commonly available for maritime satellite communications which means that the Iridium signal can penetrate clouds, fog and rain better than higher frequency Ka- and Ku- band signals.

TRULY GLOBAL

Sophisticated Network: Iridium’s low earth orbit constellation consists of six orbital planes. Satellites provide connectivity as they fly ‘over’ users anywhere on the planet.

Global Coverage: With coverage in the extreme latitudes and throughout the polar regions, Iridium provides a one-stop-shop for true global connectivity.

Rapid Routing: Iridium Certus will route traffic in space ensuring all areas, including the polar A4 zones, benefit from low-latency, high-speed and always-on connections.

SUPERIOR RELIABILITY

Redundant Design: The sophisticated Iridium network is a fully-meshed global canopy with high-speed cross-links designed to deliver uniform coverage and data speed to every point on earth.

Solid Equipment: Iridium Certus maritime terminals are being reliably designed and built by world-class manufacturers and have no moving parts to wear out.

Robust Spectrum: L-band frequency is unaffected by weather conditions.

BEST VALUE

Iridium has a long-standing philosophy of providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus will raise the bar for value. Iridium Certus will provide greater performance than currently available L-band options and Iridium Certus maritime terminals and airtime will be positioned very competitively to allow for a fast ROI. Our small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from your existing service

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM CERTUS?

POWERFUL

Fastest L-band speeds to any point on the planet: Iridium Certus will offer superior connectivity for maritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.

Product diversity: Depending on customer requirements, Iridium Certus will offer a selection of Service Classes from 88Kbps to 700Kbps with eventual speeds to 1.4 Mbps.

Multi-Service: Iridium Certus customers will enjoy three high definition voice lines, high speed IP data and streaming, packet data service (SBD) and safety services all combined into one robust marine-grade terminal.

Highest availability: L-band is the lowest frequency commonly available for maritime satellite communications which means that the Iridium signal can penetrate clouds, fog and rain better than higher frequency Ka- and Ku- band signals.

TRULY GLOBAL

Sophisticated Network: Iridium’s low earth orbit constellation consists of six orbital planes. Satellites provide connectivity as they fly ‘over’ users anywhere on the planet.

Global Coverage: With coverage in the extreme latitudes and throughout the polar regions, Iridium provides a one-stop-shop for true global connectivity.

Rapid Routing: Iridium Certus will route traffic in space ensuring all areas, including the polar A4 zones, benefit from low-latency, high-speed and always-on connections.

SUPERIOR RELIABILITY

Redundant Design: The sophisticated Iridium network is a fully-meshed global canopy with high-speed cross-links designed to deliver uniform coverage and data speed to every point on earth.

Solid Equipment: Iridium Certus maritime terminals are being reliably designed and built by world-class manufacturers and have no moving parts to wear out.

Robust Spectrum: L-band frequency is unaffected by weather conditions.

BEST VALUE

Iridium has a long-standing philosophy of providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus will raise the bar for value. Iridium Certus will provide greater performance than currently available L-band options and Iridium Certus maritime terminals and airtime will be positioned very competitively to allow for a fast ROI. Our small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from your existing service

Cutting Edge Terminals

Iridium Certus terminals are being developed by industry-leading value-added manufacturing partners that will design, manufacture and distribute products for each market. Maritime products are expected to be available beginning in early 2018.

VesseLINK by Thales

SAILOR 4300 by Cobham

Cutting Edge Terminals

Iridium Certus terminals are being developed by industry-leading value-added manufacturing partners that will design, manufacture and distribute products for each market. Maritime products are expected to be available beginning in early 2018.

VesseLINK by Thales

SAILOR 4300 by Cobham