On-Board Internet Solutions

Internet connection with Iridium on your Boat

Are you thinking of sailing in the Atlantic or do you want to have network and communication limits for your boat? Looking for telephony solutions at sea or high-speed Internet access while sailing?

Today, worldwide network coverage is possible with 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 the maritime services of Iridium Certus. These innovative solutions are the first of their kind for Iridium Certus® services operating on a network of 66 satellites and providing a reliable connection around the world.

Iridium Certus , a new mobile broadband feature offered by Iridium, will provide 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 community. maritime. 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 all regions of the maritime market.

A 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 and unnecessary services. With a speed starting at 352 Kbits and scalable up to 704 Kbits, the platform provides innovative solutions to improve the well-being of crews, optimize business operations and logistics, optimize safety and secure communications. By 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 and lightweight antennas ensure easy installation, offer easy upgrades to existing services, and are compatible worldwide.

Iridium Certus 200 Maritime

Small and affordable, 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 in vessels that sail on 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 record 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 maritime operations anytime, anywhere, 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 standalone solution or used as a VSAT backup.

This device allows its users to surf the Internet in addition to a high data speed, and that it does not matter if it is raining, windy, foggy or cold because it is designed to withstand bad weather in order to offer the best comfort. to its users. Iridium also has a very long autonomy, in addition to its extremely fast installation, it also requires only low maintenance time. This device, due to its great resistance, will be 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 communication time

– 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 cross-links designed to provide uniform coverage and transmission speed. In addition, the Iridium Certus antennas installed on boats do not contain moving parts that can wear out. 

Global coverage

– The Iridium network features an overlay mesh architecture and provides uniform coverage throughout the world, even in extreme latitudes and polar regions. 

Low latency

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

Optimal signal transmission

– Low L-band signals are better able to penetrate clouds, fog, and rain, while the low-Earth orbit design of the Iridium network eliminates geostationary equatorial interference.

Our partner Annonces du Bateau has recently published an update on the internet at sea situation which talks about communications at sea in a broader sense and which 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 various 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 purchase worry-free as well as being a source of relevant information for people interested in the nautical world.