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  Iridium Pilot - Complete Package
Iridium Pilot - Complete Kit - Photos
Optional 50 meter cable available - more
Complete kit includes transceiver, domed antenna, 20 meter antenna cable + 2 phones - contents link
MPN-IRID-OP-PILOT SKU-PHPILOT
 
Price: $4,795 USD
includes 20 meter cable

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What Is Iridium?

The Iridium Pilot is easy to install and provides a workable Internet connection at sea (or port) as well as phone service to three individual phones. These terminals are built to withstand any condition such as heavy rain, rolling seas, freezing, blazing, and even snow. Best of all, the Pilot has 100% pole-to-pole coverage keeping the vessel connected anywhere and everywhere on the globe.
Iridium Pilot Brochure


Internet & Phone
The Pilot can support multiple computers on its Ethernet network with the simple addition of a standard home router. Once the Pilot is turned on, the network will be available in less than a minute for speeds of up to 128 Kbps. Each Iridium Pilot has three individual phone lines that can be used with any standard corded or cordless phones to make or receive calls from anyone in the world. These phone can even be assigned local numbers from many countries.
Cost Effective Open Sea Communications
Engineered To Perform In All Sea Conditions


Boat with Iridium Pilot

Iridium Pilot Features At A Glance:
100% global... Even on the North and South Poles
Internet speeds of 128 Kbps in both directions to all connected devices
Three separate phone lines that can be used simultaneously
Easy to install. Does not require a certified installer. No extra bracketing to buy - install manual
Built for extreme conditions - heavy rain, rolling seas, heat, cold, extreme weather
Internet usage rate is about $1.77 per Megabyte transferred - more
Calling rates are between $0.99/min to as low as $0.39 per minute - Free incoming calls
Lightweight, low-profile maritime communications solution
5 year warranty


Iridium Pilot Connection Diagram

Iridium Pilot Contents Iridium Pilot - Complete Kit Includes:
Iridium transceiver (1 Ethernet port & 3 phone ports)
Powerful Iridium antenna 570mm x 230mm (22.4")
ADE pole bracket mount - info
20 meter antenna cable (50 meter length available)
Power supply with wall bracket for 100 to 240 VAC
May also provide direct DC power (11 to 32 VDC)
1 Captain's & 1 crew phone with 2 meter cables
May use of any standard corded or cordless phones
   of your choice.
5 year warranty


Iridium Sim Card Iridium OpenPort/Pilot Data (Internet) Plans
Internet access is via Ethernet (data port) on the indoor tranciever
Internet speeds of up to 128 Kbps in both directions
Global Phone & Internet Usage - No Restrictions
Data Plans
128 Kbps Speeds
In-Plan Cost Per MB
In Megabytes
Overage Costs
In Megabytes
Monthly Data Fee
(U.S. Dollars)
0 Megabytes Included
Up to 128 Kbps Speeds
Cancel Anytime.
All usage billed at
$13.95 per MB
All usage billed at
$13.95 per MB
$54/mo
15 MBs Each Month
Up to 128 Kbps Speeds
Cancel Anytime
15MB = $10.60 per MB Over 15 MB billed at
$11.00 per MB
$159/mo
30 MBs Each Month
Up to 128 Kbps Speeds
Cancel Anytime
30 MB = 7.90 per MB Over 30 MB billed at
$8.50 per MB
$237/mo

SPECIAL PRICING*
(Normally 100 MBs for $499/mo.)
175 MBs Each Month
Cancel Anytime
Limited to 0 minute phone plan below
175 MB = $2.85 per MB! Over 175 MB billed at
$5.80 per MB
$499/mo
SPECIAL PRICING*
(Normally 250 MBs for $797/mo.)
450 MBs Each Month
Cancel Anytime
Limited to 0 minute phone plan below
450 MB = $1.77 per MB! Over 450 MB billed at
$4.00 per MB
$797/mo
 1500 MBs Each Month
Up to 128 Kbps Speeds
Cancel Anytime
1500 MB = $1 per MB Over 1500 MB billed at
$1 per MB
$1,500/mo
 6000 MBs Each Month
Up to 128 Kbps Speeds
Cancel Anytime
6000 MB = $0.49 per MB Over 6000 MB billed at
$1 per MB
$2,976/mo
Static/Public IP
Optional Global IP Address
Often used with VPNs $41/mo
Shared Group Plans
12 month terms
For organizations that have 5 or more vessels, they may all use the same
Data Pool of Megabytes - Great Savings - More On Openport Shared Group
  Iridium OpenPort/Pilot Phone Plan - Must choose 1 plan below
Call any landline, cellphone or other Iridium phone worldwide at prices posted below
Phone Plans
Minutes Per Month
In Plan + Out-Of-Plan Costs
Landline & Cellphone & Iridium Phones
Monthly Phone Fee
(USD)
0 Minutes Usage Only Plan
Usage Only Service - Cancel Anytime
$0.99/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.69/min to any Iridium Phone
$0/mo
150 Minutes Each Month
Cancel Anytime
$0.66/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.66/min to any Iridium Phone
$99/mo
250 Minutes Each Month
Cancel Anytime
$0.56/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.56/min to any Iridium Phone
$140/mo
500 Minutes Each Month
Cancel Anytime
$0.49/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.49/min to any Iridium Phone
$245/mo
750 Minutes Each Month
Cancel Anytime
$0.44/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.44/min to any Iridium Phone
$330/mo
1500 Minutes Each Month
Cancel Anytime
$0.39/min to any landline or cellphone
$0.39/min to any Iridium Phone
$585/mo
   Add A Local Number
        Give 1 or all of your Openport/Pilot phone lines local numbers to make calling your Pilot phones easy. more

  bullet Actual monthly costs = monthly Data Plan + monthly Phone Plan. Please choose both plans when ordering.
  bullet *Purchase the Special Limited Time Plan and lock in discounted rates for 18 months from activation!
  bullet Unused Megabytes or voice minutes do not rollover to the following month.
  bullet Month-to-Month terms (30 day minimum) for all accounts. First and last months payment required on startup.
  bullet Service is pro-rated for the first month. Billing begins on the 1st of each month.
  bullet Service plans changes (upgrades and downgrades) only take effect on the 1st day of any month.
  bullet Free Activation on all new SIM accounts.
  bullet Cancellation & reactivation on an existing SIM will trigger a $295 reaction fee, so we recommend purchasing 2nd SIM for $5
  bullet Phone rates posted are to ANY standard landline, cellphone or other Iridium phone worldwide. Free incoming calls.
  bullet Free incoming calls (however, costs are burdened on the calling party). - Assign a Local Number
  bullet Non-Standard Iridium Phone Rates to other phones, such as voice mail, and two stage dialing.
  bullet Phone numbers can be used in any way, such as one line is for the captain... two lines are for crew.
  bullet Plans list in MBs (Megabytes) and speed in Kbps (Kilobits per second).


Create An Internet Hotspot
While multiple computers can be supported with a installing a simple switch (aka Hub) to the Iridium Openport's Ethernet port, adding a wireless home router turns the Pilot into a WiFi hotspot for any authorized in-range computer to connect to. Adding a WiFi router also keeps installations simple since no Ethernet cables need to be ran to other locations in the vessel.

Look After The Crew
Iridium Pilot's three independent phone lines increase crew retention by keeping them connected with loved ones. Install cordless phones for the crew so they can have their privacy when making calls.. and incoming calls are free (although the calling party is charged for making the call).

Global Internet In A Case - Land & Sea Comms
Ground Control manufactures a 100% global Internet case that uses the Iridium satellite network. Dubbed the MCD-Pilot, this multi-purpose case can be used on any surface, moving or stationary, anywhere on the planet, especially polar regions not covered by geostationary satellites. It is a WiFi hotspot that provides up to 128 Kbps Internet speeds, 3 phone lines and operates up to 20 hours on internal battery. A 100% global-ready office - more infoMCD-PILOT Global Case

Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty - FREE
Iridium Pilot is backed by the Iridium Global Service program, an industry leading five-year limited manufacturer's warranty (one-year accessories) which offers exceptional value and peace of mind, and is backed by around-the-clock shipboard service at over 60 shipping ports worldwide. Iridium's Global Service Program keeps your maritime communications ship-shape at all times.

Iridium Openport Sim Card


Iridium Openport Standard Phones

Each Pilot has three individual phone jacks (RJ-11) that each have a different "satellite" phone number. All three lines operate with any standard corded or cordless phones. The Pilot system includes a captain's phone with voicemail light and PIN safety protection, and a crew phone (Ground Control recommends using a standard analog corded or cordless phone in place of the crew phone).



Iridium Pilot Documentation

         
Iridium Pilot Brochure Iridium Pilot Users Manual Iridium Pilot Quickstart Guide Iridium Pilot Installation Manual Iridium Pilot Site Survey Tool
Iridium Pilot Brochure Iridium Pilot
Users Manual
Iridium Pilot
Quickstart Guide
Iridium Pilot
Installation Manual
Iridium Pilot
Site Survey Tool


   Iridium Pilot Accessories
Standard Phone Standard Phone
Any standard corded or cordless phone may plug into one of the three phone jacks on the Iridium Pilot. You are not limited to using the Captain or Crew phones that ship with the Pilot.
Recommend purchasing the corded or cordless of your choice from any store.
Durafon Long Range Phone Ruggedized Long-Range Cordless Phones
Ultra Long Range (1/2 mile), ruggedized all weather cordless phones ideal for maritime operation. The Durafon base station may support multiple phone lines and multiple handsets. These phones may also communicate between handsets like walkie-talkies. Includes belt clip. Call for more information or visit the manufacturer.
Please Call for information or pricing

Durafon Pro supports up to 4 phone lines + 1 or more handsets.

Durafon 1X supports a single phone line + 1 or more handsets.

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Iridium Pilot Captains Phone Iridium Pilot Captains Phone
(Standard Handset)
This extra or replacement Captain's phone includes voicemail light, and PIN protection.

Price $115 USD

Please Call To Order
Iridium Pilot 20 meter cable Iridium Pilot 20 Meter Cable - Replacement
Iridium Pilot 20 Meter Antenna Cable for use with the Iridium Pilot. The Iridium Pilot ships with a 20' Meter cable by default. This cable would be a replacement.
SKU: PHPILOT20R
Price $199 USD

Please Call To Order
Iridium Pilot 50 Meter Antenna Cable Iridium Pilot 50 Meter Cable
Iridium Pilot 50 Meter Antenna Cable for use with the Iridium Pilot.
SKU: PHPILOT50M
Price $250 USD
(with purchase of Pilot)

Price
$325
(If purchased alone)

Please Call To Order

Iridium Pilot Captain's Phone


Other Iridium Pilot Accessories or Replacement Items
Iridium OpenPort - below deck unit (BDU) SMN-20646 BBDE0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - power supply, BDU SMN-20647 BBPS0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - mounting brackets, BDU power supply SMN-20648 Call
Iridium OpenPort - antenna mounting kit SMN-20376 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cord, power supply - UK SMN-20651 BPCU0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cord, power supply - EU SMN-20652 BPCE0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cord, power supply - US SMN-20653 BPCUS0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cord, power supply - AUST SMN-20654 BPCA0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cord, power supply - Japan SMN-20655 BPCJ0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cable, ADE to BDE -- 20M SMN-20656 BSOC0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - cable, ADE to BDE -- 50M SMN-20657 BLOC0801 Call
SIM card, for use only on OpenPort SMN-20658 Call
Iridium OpenPort - above deck unit (ADU) SMN-20661 BADE0801 Call
Iridium OpenPort - ADE pole bracket mount, SMN-20662 BAPM0801 Call
Iridium Openport to Pilot Conversion Program. SMN-20673 Call



 Iridium Pilot Specifications
Iridium Pilot Brochure
Iridium Pilot Users Manual
Iridium Pilot Installation Guide

Iridium Pilot Photos    
Iridium Pilot Contens   Iridium Pilot IDU In Door Unit
Above are the complete contents of the Iridium Pilot system from Ground Control. Click for larger photo
 
The Iridium Pilot "Below Deck Unit" or transceiver is mounted indoors. Click for larger photo
Iridium Pilot External Antenna   Iridium Pilot SIM and Power Button
The Iridium Pilot external antenna is designed for operating in the worst of maritime weather.
 
Under a plastic cover is the Iridium Pilot SIM card tray, as well as the on/off power switch. Click for larger photo
Iridium Pilot Included Phones   Iridium Pilot Internet Access
Each Pilot system ships with two phones, a "Captain's Phone" and a "Crew Phone". Do note that ANY standard phone may connect to the Iridium Pilot, such as cordless phones. Click for larger photo
 
Internet access can be via wireless if using a simple wireless router connected to the Iridium Pilot transceiver.
Iridium Pilot Tranceiver   Iridium Pilot Captains Phone
The transceiver of the Iridium Pilot has 1 port for an Ethernet, which can be connected to a wireless router, switch, or direct to a single computer. Also shown are three phone jacks that can be configured for the Captains phone or any standard corded or cordless phone.
 
Here the Captains Phone (aka "Standard Handset") is ideally located. The Captains phone can be configured to require a PIN code for operation.
Iridium Pilot Antenna and Power Connectors   Iridium Pilot AC Power Option
Removing the plastic cover for where the antenna and power cables enter the transceiver. The RJ45 connector is for the Antenna Cable, and there is a power port for the AC or DC power input. Also note the grounding screw (painted with a line of blue), to ground the system for added safety. Click for larger photo
 
The systems ships with an AC power supply. The bracket on the left holds the AC power supply in a fixed location. On top is the grounding cable. Do note that the Iridium Pilot may run directly off of supplied DC power from 10 to 32 volts DC. Click for larger photo
Iridium Pilot External Antenna detail   Iridium Pilot Bolt Pattern
The Iridium Pilot ships with a short mounting bracket (as shown) to connect the antenna to a mounting pole. Instructions for mounting can be found in the Iridium Pilot Installation Manual.
 
The underside of the Iridium Pilot antenna.
Iridium Pilot Mounting Arm   Iridium Pilot Antenna Cable
The mounting arm of the Iridium Pilot includes two rubber spacers and hardware. You may run the Iridium antenna cable either inside of the pipe, or through a small hole that allows the cable to exit. Click for larger photo
 
The Iridium Pilot ships with a 20 meter antenna cable, but an optional 50 meter antenna cable is available. Shown above is the 20 meter connectors.
Iridium Pilot Global Coverage Map   Iridium Openport Service - On a sailboat
Iridium service is 100% global, and service will work even on the north and south poles. An excellent advantage over other satellite service that have limited service regions.
 
The Iridium Pilot may be used on any vessel type, in any weather for excellent Internet and phone communication.
   
     

 

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