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Internet connection with Iridium on your Boat

Are you thinking of sailing the Atlantic or do you want to have no network and communication limits for your boat? Looking for telephony solutions at sea or high-speed Internet access while sailing?

Today it is possible, with the worldwide coverage of the Iridium network !

For navigation on the high seas, the only solution is satellite communication. It is necessary to use a satellite antenna and activate the operator service that will allow you to transfer data, make phone calls, send and receive emails, SMS, surf the Internet, check weather reports…

We present the new range of satellite communication solutions to ensure a reliable connection anywhere in the world, thanks to Iridium Certus maritime services. These innovative solutions are the first of their kind for Iridium Certus® services operating on a network of 66 satellites, providing a reliable connection around the world.

Iridium Certus , a new mobile broadband feature offered by Iridium, will deliver the most reliable service, combined with the highest L-band speeds, anywhere in the world, ultimately offering a true choice and superior connection alternative for the maritime community. Thanks to its robust but low-cost equipment with global coverage at sea, even at the poles, Iridium Certus offers you the ideal platform for operational communications and security services in all sectors and in all regions of the maritime market.

One platform for all needs, Iridium Certus provides the satellite communication technology demanded by the maritime industry and truly global coverage, without lengthy service contracts or costly, unnecessary services. Starting at 352 Kbits and scalable up to 704 Kbits, the platform provides innovative solutions to improve crew well-being, optimize business operations and logistics, enhance safety and secure communications. Supporting high-quality voice, IP data, prepaid and GMDSS* services, Iridium Certus offers a full range of maritime applications.

Iridium Certus products are designed and manufactured by Cobham and Thales, manufacturers of robust and reliable products. These fixed antennas are virtually maintenance free and there are no parts to wear out. The compact, lightweight antennas ensure easy installation, offer easy upgrades to existing services, and are compatible worldwide.

Iridium Certus 200 Maritime

Small, affordable and easy to install, the Iridium Certus 200 combines with Iridium Connected® solutions and is ideal for remote communications and fleet management, business continuity and connected vessel applications. Useful on vessels that navigate the high seas such as pleasure boats, fishing boats, commercial vessels or others, Certus Maritime allows in particular the sending and receiving of data such as web browsing, sending emails, remote diagnosis of the vessel or access to the VMS and the electronic registry of the ship, with a data rate of 176 Kbps down / 176 Kbps up.

Iridium Certus 700 Maritime

Thales VesseLINK , using the new Iridium Certus network, provides anytime, anywhere maritime operations, providing an affordable, professional-grade solution designed to meet the unique challenges of maritime environments. This lightweight solution also features a simple, adaptable and robust design, as well as an easy-to-use interface for ship captains and crews. It can be installed as a stand-alone solution or used as a security backup of the VSAT system.

This device allows its users to surf the Internet in addition to high data speed, and it does not matter if it is rainy, windy, foggy or cold because it is designed to withstand inclement weather in order to offer the best comfort to your users. Iridium also has a very long autonomy, in addition to its extremely fast installation, it also requires low maintenance time. This device, due to its great resistance, is ideal for cargo ships that spend several months at sea, such as container ships or pleasure boats.

Key benefits

All you need

– Multiple high-quality voice lines, high-speed IP data and security services combined in a single terminal, Iridium Certus meets all your communication needs at sea.

Price with the best quality

– Iridium Certus combines low-cost equipment and more advantageous airtime

– No lengthy contracts or expensive services you just don’t need.

superior reliability

– The Iridium network operates as a fully meshed global network with high-speed crosslinks designed to provide consistent coverage and transmission speed. In addition, Iridium Certus ship-mounted antennas contain no moving parts that can wear out.

global coverage

– The Iridium network features an overlay mesh architecture and provides consistent coverage around the globe, even in extreme latitudes and polar regions.

low latency

– As Iridium satellites are in low Earth orbit (800 km), signals travel in 1/40 of the time compared to geostationary satellites (36,000 km), allowing always-low latency, high-speed connections.

Optimum signal transmission

– Low L-band signals can better penetrate clouds, fog and rain, while the Iridium network’s low-Earth orbit design eliminates geostationary equatorial interference.

Our partner Annonces du Bateau has recently published an update on the state of the internet at sea that talks about communications at sea in a broader sense and that we would like to share with you: read the article internet à bord.

Boats and Outboards and Annonces du Bateau are part of the Boats Group, a leading group in online boat sales advertising, owner of several reference platforms worldwide. Boats and Outboards is particularly well known for providing the entire UK boating community with a diverse platform to sell effectively and buy without worry, as well as being a relevant source of information for people interested in the boating world.