MPN-IRID-OP-PILOT SKU-PHPILOT Price: $4,595 USD
With 20 meter antenna cable
What Is Iridium? Iridium Pilot is the 2012 successor to the popular maritime Iridium OpenPort terminal. The Pilot is designed to operate in extreme sunlight, frigid weather, high winds and rolling seas. Iridium Pilot provides broadband Internet data and high-quality voice in one low-cost platform. With 100% pole-to-pole coverage, the Iridium Pilot will keep any ship connected anywhere on the globe. Iridium Pilot Brochure
Iridium Pilot Top Features
100% Global, even on the North & South poles
Low Cost, GoChat Cards for Crew Calling
134 Kbps Internet Access
Cost Effective Open Sea Communications Engineered To Perform In The Toughest Of Sea Conditions
Iridium Pilot Features At A Glance: 100% global... Even on the North and South poles
Built for Extreme conditions - Heat, cold, wind, rain, rolling seas
Three separate phone lines, that can be used simultaneously
Internet Connectivity (up to 134 Kbps)
Easy to Install. Please review Iridium Pilot Installation Manual.
Flexible and attractive pricing packages
5 Year limited warranty - Free
Powered by Iridium OpenPort broadband service For ships large and small, the Iridium OpenPort broadband service offers highly reliable broadband voice and data communications priced to fit any budget. Connected to the world's largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea, it works everywhere on the planet.
Global Coverage and Connectivity Iridium Pilot is connected to the world's largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea. Iridium Pilot is proven technology that works everywhere on the planet.
Looks After The Crew Iridium Pilot's three independent phone lines increase retention by helping you keep the crew happy - there's no need to line up to call. Flexible and affordable prepaid options allow calling even at peak times (calling prices are identical at all hours).
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 Pilot customers receive Iridium’s worldwide pole-to pole coverage, unmatched network quality and world-class technical support.
The Iridium Pilot below-decks unit
contains three RJ11 jacks, enabling users to
make up to three simultaneous voice calls,
even during data transmission – no more
waiting for a free phone line to make a call.
Crew calls are easily separated from ship’s
business calls for simplified accounting. Crew members are assigned individual "Go Chat" cards that cost $0 a month for a usage only service (a deposit may be required for $0 plans).
Iridium Pilot utilizes true IP
technology to provide a flexible and
powerful array of data services. A single
Ethernet port provides a connection to
a standard PC or to a router or hub for
multiple PCs. Choose from a range of
configurable data rates to meet your
specific requirements. Engineered for
simultaneous functionality, data and
phone ports support higher volume usage
Iridium OpenPort/Pilot Data (Internet) Plans Internet access is via Ethernet (data port) on the controller
Internet speeds of up to 134 Kbps in both directions
Global Phone & Internet Usage - No Restrictions
Data Plans 134 Kbps Speeds
Out-Of-Plan Costs In Megabytes
Monthly Data Fee (U.S. Dollars)
0 MB Cancel Anytime
$10.90 per MB
$0 Speeds start at 9.6 Kbps
*Upgrades to 134 available
10 MB Cancel Anytime
$10.51 per MB
$94 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
25 MB Cancel Anytime
$10.14 per MB
$253 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
50 MB Cancel Anytime
$486 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
100 MB Cancel Anytime
$8.97 per MB
$895 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
150 MB Cancel Anytime
$8.17 per MB
$1,226 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
250 MB Cancel Anytime
$7.41 per MB
$1,849 Up to 134 Kbps Speeds
Iridium OpenPort/Pilot Phone Plan Call any landline, cellphone or other Iridium phone worldwide for the same price posted below
Phone Plans Minutes Per Month
Out-Of-Plan Costs Landline or Cellphone
(Iridium to Iridium)
Actual monthly costs = monthly Data Plan + monthly Phone Plan.
Month-to-Month terms (30 day minimum) for all accounts.
Service is pro-rated for the first month. Billing begins on the 1st of each month. - Cancel at any month's end.
*The 0 MB Usage Only plan starts at 9.6 Kbps. Upgrade to 134 Kbps for a one time charge of $300.
Phone rates posted are to ANY standard landline, cellphone or other iridium phone worldwide. Non-Standard Iridium Phone Rates to other phones, such as voice mail, and two stage dialing.
Free incoming calls (however, costs are burdened on the calling party). - Reduce these costs here
Assign phone numbers for each of the 3 phone lines. One line is for the captain... two lines for crew.
Plans list in MBs (Megabytes) and Kbps (Kilobits per second).
Unused Minutes and Megabytes do not rollover to following months. Public IP Addresses are not available for Iridium Openport service.
GoChat Cards - Inexpensive Calling For The Crew GoChat cards are ideal for crew members because cards are prepaid for 12 months from when the 1st call is made, and not when the card is purchased. Phone minutes can be used anytime, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. GoChat cards are NOT sim cards, but are simply a 4 digit access code, with a pin number. You may purchase physical GoChat cards or virtual cards (access code + pin). GoChat Brochure
GoChat Openport Cards - Prepaid Crew Calling on Crew Phone
GoChat Prepaid Cards
Card Type Virtual or Physical
Cost per Minute Same price 24-7
Prepaid Cost (USD)
45 Minutes Card
$0.59 per Minute
45 Minutes Card
$0.59 per Minute
90 Minutes Card
$0.54 per Minute
90 Minutes Card
$0.54 per Minute
GoChat cards are for phone minutes only (no Internet) and can be used at anytime with no restrictions.
A virtual GoChat card is just the pin number only. No physical card is issued.
GoChat cards expire 1 year from the First Phone Call made on the card, and not when card is purchased.
Purchase 1, 10, or 50 GoChat Cards (or virtual card numbers) and pass them out when needed.
GoChat cards may call any landline or cellular phone worldwide, but not other types of phones.
GoChat cards may not receive calls, or make calls to other satellite terminal types.
GoChat cards are unable to be refilled. GoChat Card Instructions On Use (Openport cards may only be used on Openport systems).
Each Pilot system includes two kinds of desk phones, a captain or a crew phone which includes language buttons and a waiting voicemail light. Also, any standard analog (POTS) wired or wireless phone may connect to one of the three RJ-11 phone ports on the back of the Pilot controller. Additional desk phones (shown above) are $133 a piece.
Long-Range Cordless Phones Add cordless phones to your Iridium Pilot that can stay connect up to 2 miles away (3.2 km). These phone can make or receive calls, and talk to each other independent of the base-station. $1,995 for portable case solution... While designed for BGAN, these phone work just as well with the Iridium Pilot. Long-Range Cordless Phones.
Iridium Pilot Specifications
Complete System Components
Iridium Pilot Antenna (ADE)
20 or 50 meter antenna cable (depending on purchase)
ADE Pole Bracket Mount
Below Deck Unit (BDE)
Mounting Bracket for BDE
1 Captains Desk Phone
1 Crew Calling Phone
• Height: 9.06 in (230mm)
• Diameter: 22.44 in (570mm)
• Weight: 24.25 lbs (11kg)
• Steering - Automatic, Solid State
• Ships Motion - provides useful link margin up to 20° roll
• Temperature -30° to +70° C (-22° to 158° F)
• Wind - In excess of 100 MPH (161 KPH) with proper mounting
• Environmental - IP 66 Compliant (Powerful water jets from any direction)
• Antenna Cable Length - (20 or 50 meters depending on purchase)
Below Deck Unit
• Height: 7.78 in (200 mm)
• Width: 9.84 in (250 mm)
• Depth: 2.17 in (55 mm)
• Weight: 2.98 1b (1.35 kg)
• Temperature -0° to +50° C (32° to 122° F)
• Main Power Voltage 100 - 240 VAC (output 100 W 24 volts @ 4.2 Amps max)
• DC Input (from power adapter) 11 to 32 VDC
• Power Usage on Standby - 18 Watts
• Power Usage During Voice Call - 22 Watts
• Power Usage During Data - 31 Watts
3 independent RJ11 phone ports for simultaneous use
Includes 1 Captain's Desk Phone & 1 Crew Desk Phone
May use any analog (POTS) wired or wireless phone with RJ-11 jack
IP-based, up to 134 Kbps (configurable)
with per-MB pricing for airtime