Certus Has You Covered
Iridium Certus is optimized for all aspects of shipboard operations, from simple email to the complex management of onboard sensor systems. Certus 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. Iridium Certus is also an excellent choice for commercial fishing operations.
It’s able to handle catch information, monitor weather, and communicate across fleets in any region of the world. Large catch processors with VSATs can augment their existing platforms with the global coverage of the Iridium network, which extends far beyond existing VSAT footprints.
In addition, yachts, sailboats, and other recreational vessels can now benefit from the global connectivity, high quality, and value of Iridium Certus’s high-speed L-band connectivity. Research vessels, scientific ships, seismic ships, coast guard cutters, ice breakers, and other government ships also rely on the Iridium network for low-latency communications around the world.
Iridium Certus offers superior connectivity for maritime customers, whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to existing VSAT services. Certus offers a selection of service classes starting at 88 Kb/s and ranging up to 700 Kb/s, with eventual speeds up to 1.4 Mb/s.
L-band is the lowest frequency commonly available for maritime satellite communications, and it is unaffected by weather conditions—which means that the Iridium signal can penetrate clouds, fog, and rain better than higher frequency Ka- and Ku-band signals.
Now, for the first time in maritime mobile satellite communications, a truly superior connectivity alternative is available.