Iridium CertusSM - Maritime

Keeping Ships Connected Anywhere

The Future of Maritime Communications is Here

Iridium is a 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 delivers the reliable service with high L-Band speeds anywhere on the planet. For the first time in maritime mobile satellite communications, a superior connectivity alternative is now available.

The Future of Maritime Communications is Here

Iridium is a 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 delivers the reliable service with high L-Band speeds anywhere on the planet. For the first time in maritime mobile satellite communications, a superior connectivity alternative is now available.

MARKETS SERVED

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 systems can supplement service with the powerful hybrid solutions available through Iridium for areas where VSAT is challenged by 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 can augment their existing platforms with the global coverage of the Iridium network which extends far beyond existing VSAT footprints.

Leisure

Yachts, sailboats, and other recreational boats can now benefit from the global connectivity, high-quality, and value of Iridium Certus. Now, leisure mariners can take advantage of Iridium Certus high-speed L-Band connectivity.

Offshore

The highly-reliable Iridium network coupled with its robust L-Band architecture means that both attended and autonomous platforms, rigs, and buoys can consistently be connected and tied into a corporate network. Unattended sensors can easily realize strong, always-on connections through Iridium Certus anywhere on the planet.

Workboats

Iridium Certus offers workboats the reliable and consistent connectivity they need. Tugs, tows, supply vessels, crew transport, and dredgers work in environments where other options often “go dark” due to congestion, regulations, or blockage. The unique cross-linked architecture of the Iridium network allows communications to travel above the earth, enabling consistent bandwidth in harbors, near ports, on the high seas and at the edge of coverage for other networks.

Government

Research vessels, scientific ships, fisheries vessels, seismic ships, coast guard cutters, ice breakers, and other government ships rely on the Iridium network for low-latency communications around the world. Iridium Certus expands the opportunities for this market with higher speed connectivity solutions.

MARKETS SERVED

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 systems can supplement service with the powerful hybrid solutions available through Iridium for areas where VSAT is challenged by 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 can augment their existing platforms with the global coverage of the Iridium network which extends far beyond existing VSAT footprints.

Leisure

Yachts, sailboats, and other recreational boats can now benefit from the global connectivity, high-quality, and value of Iridium Certus. Now, leisure mariners can take advantage of Iridium Certus high-speed L-Band connectivity.

Offshore

The highly-reliable Iridium network coupled with its robust L-Band architecture means that both attended and autonomous platforms, rigs, and buoys can consistently be connected and tied into a corporate network. Unattended sensors can easily realize strong, always-on connections through Iridium Certus anywhere on the planet.

Workboats

Iridium Certus offers workboats the reliable and consistent connectivity they need. Tugs, tows, supply vessels, crew transport, and dredgers work in environments where other options often “go dark” due to congestion, regulations, or blockage. The unique cross-linked architecture of the Iridium network allows communications to travel above the earth, enabling consistent bandwidth in harbors, near ports, on the high seas and at the edge of coverage for other networks.

Government

Research vessels, scientific ships, fisheries vessels, seismic ships, coast guard cutters, ice breakers, and other government ships rely on the Iridium network for low-latency communications around the world. Iridium Certus expands the opportunities for this market with higher speed connectivity solutions.

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM CERTUS?

POWERFUL

High-Speed L-Band Anywhere on Earth: Iridium Certus offers superior connectivity for maritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.

Product Diversity:  Iridium Certus offers a selection of service classes starting at 88Kbps and ranging up 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 (Iridium Short Burst Data®), and safety services in one robust marine-grade terminal.

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

TRULY GLOBAL

Sophisticated Network: The low-Earth orbit Iridium constellation consists of six orbital planes with 11 satellites in each plane. 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 routes traffic in space, ensuring that 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, designed and built by world-class manufacturers, have no moving parts, making them reliable and low-maintenance.

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

BEST VALUE

Iridium is committed to providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus has raised the bar for value. Iridium Certus provides greater performance than other L-Band options, and the Iridium Certus maritime terminals and airtime are available at competitive rates to allow for a fast return on investment. The small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from existing service.

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM CERTUS?

POWERFUL

High-Speed L-Band Anywhere on Earth: Iridium Certus offers superior connectivity for maritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.

Product Diversity:  Iridium Certus offers a selection of service classes starting at 88Kbps and ranging up 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 (Iridium Short Burst Data®), and safety services in one robust marine-grade terminal.

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

TRULY GLOBAL

Sophisticated Network: The low-Earth orbit Iridium constellation consists of six orbital planes with 11 satellites in each plane. 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 routes traffic in space, ensuring that 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, designed and built by world-class manufacturers, have no moving parts, making them reliable and low-maintenance.

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

BEST VALUE

Iridium is committed to providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus has raised the bar for value. Iridium Certus provides greater performance than other L-Band options, and the Iridium Certus maritime terminals and airtime are available at competitive rates to allow for a fast return on investment. The small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from existing service.

Cutting Edge Terminals

Iridium Certus Maritime terminals were designed and built by industry-leading, value-added manufacturing partners. These terminals have no moving parts, making them reliable and low-maintenance.

VesseLINK by Thales

SAILOR 4300 by Cobham

Antenna and terminal box of Cobham SAILOR 4300 product.

Cutting Edge Terminals

Iridium Certus maritime terminals were designed and built by industry-leading, value-added manufacturing partners. These terminals have no moving parts, making them reliable and low-maintenance.

VesseLINK by Thales

SAILOR 4300 by Cobham