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Thales MissionLINK 350 Land Terminal
Portable Internet & Phone

Complete MissionLINK 350 System Includes:
Ruggedized terminal, phased array domed antenna with rubberized mag-mounts, 10 meter antenna cable, a 6.5 meter power cable, 3.5 meter Ethernet cable, fixed mounting hardware and templates and a quickstart guide. Contents Link
Price: $6,995 USD
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100% Global - Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Iridium recently upgraded their global satellite network to enable high-speed Internet up to 700 Kbps* and the Thales MissionLINK satellite terminal is the premier device to tap into these new speeds from anywhere on the globe.

Phone & Internet
The Thales MissionLINK (pronounced "Tal-les") is a WiFi hotspot (802.11bg) for any wireless capable devices as well as 3 Ethernet ports and 3 phone lines to make and receive calls from anywhere in the world using standard corded or cordless phones. It is designed to be mounted on any vehicle, or at a fixed location where connectivity may be limited... No matter where you are located, as long as there is a view of the sky, the MissionLINK may connect.

Iridium Certus Coverage
100% Global Coverage & Service
Iridium Certus services are 100% global even on the north and south poles at full available speeds. There is no place above ground it does not cover... an excellent advantage over other satellite service that have limited service regions or line-of-sight obstructions. The Iridium network uses 66 satellites that are moving in Low-Earth-Orbit... For more information please visit the:
Iridium Certus Coverage Map

MissionLINK Terminal
The Thales MissionLINK is composed of two main parts, the transceiver and the antenna connected by a 10 foot (3 meter) antenna cable. Below is the front panel of the MissionLINK terminal.
Thales MissionLink Terminal Front Panel
On the front panel next to the on-off button is a standard RJ-14 phone jack that will support 2 standard phone lines (with dial-tone). A phone splitter is used to break out the 2nd phone line. Note that any standard corded or cordless phone will operate with this phone jack. Also shown are three Ethernet ports which can support any connected device and VoIP phones (up to 3 VoIP phones for 3 phone lines). The WAN port is for a device connected to the Internet such as a cellular modem or satellite dish so that the end user may have least-cost routing... For example, if a vehicle travels out of the less expensive cellular coverage area, the satellite connection will automatically be there.

Thales MissionLink Back PanelOn the back panel is the WiFi (802.11bg) antenna for up to 12 wireless devices, the SIM card slot, an IO Input-Output port for API integration (not required for normal use), a power port that can take a wide range DC voltages from 10 to 32 volts from any source. The 12VDC power port is an alternate power input port. Right of that is the antenna connector for the 10' (3 meter) antenna cable and finally a vehicle chassis grounding lug.

MissionLink Antenna
The MissionLink antenna comes with rubberized mag-mounts that attach to 3 locations on the bottom of the antenna for easy placement on any vehicle rooftop. Additional hardware for fixed location and rackmount mounting is also included with the terminal (see photos below).

Thales MissionLINK Features
Easy connectivity. Simply turn the unit on for global Internet and phone.
High-speed Internet up to 700 Kbps* down by 352 Kbps upload (currently 350 x 350 Kbps in Q1 of 2019)
100% Global connectivity on land or sea under the same service plan.
300 meter - 1,000' feet WiFi range. Excellent for working at a distance.
Connects up to 12 wireless devices (laptops, smartphone, tablets) simultaneously.
3 phone lines... 2 on the RJ-14 phone jack, and 1-3 for VoIP phones via Ethernet.
Operates in extreme environments -30°C to +55°C / -22°F to +131°F.
WPA2 wireless security with MAC address whitelisting.
Internet domain whitelists and blacklists configurable from terminal.
Location tracking services - Send coordinates to any server with any time frequency.
Equipment manufactured in the USA.
2 year standard warranty with 3 and 5 year extended warranties available.

Extremely Ruggedized
The phased array antenna is rated at IP66 (powerful water jets) with a vibration spec of MIL_STD-810G. The antenna has no moving parts which makes it hard to damage in most any condition. Environmentally it can withstand temperatures of -30°C to +55°C (-34°F to 131°F). The same is true for the terminal which is designed to be inside of a vehicle or structure, it however is not designed to be exposed to the outdoor elements like rain.

Thales MissionLINK Video

Global WiFi Hotspot
Never before has a portable terminal been available that allows for complete 100% global coverage for high-speed Internet and phone. The Thales MissionLINK using the Iridium Certus network is redefining the satellite industry and where one may venture for full connectivity... which is now anywhere on Earth.

Thales MissionLINK contents photo

MissionLINK Complete Contents
MissionLINK terminal
MissionLINK phased-array antenna
Rubberized mag-mounting feet for antenna
Antenna Cable - 10' feet / 3 meters
DC power cable - 20' feet / 6 meters
Ethernet cable - 10' feet / 3 meters
Hardware mounting for fixed locations
Templates for hardware mounting
Quickstart Guide
User guides are here

Questions?  800-773-7168 (U.S.)  |  +1-805-783-4600 (int) |
MCD-MissionLINK Case
A Portable MissionLINK Solution
Thales MissionLink Brochure
MissionLink Brochure
Thales MissionLink User Manual
MissionLink User Manual
MissionLink Public Safety
Thales MissionLink Desert Trek
MissionLink Offroad Connectivity
MissionLink Ice Camp
Trucking with Remote Connectivity
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Thales MissionLINK Documentation

  Thales MissionLink Brochure
MissionLink Brochure
Thales MissionLink User Manual
User Manual
Thales MissionLink QuickStart
QuickStart Guide

Thales MissionLink Installation Manual
Installation Manual
Iridium Certus Land Fact Sheet
Iridium Certus
Land Fact Sheet

Thales MissionLINK Photos

Top of MissionLink Terminal   SIM tray of the MissionLink  
The top view of the MissionLINK terminal. Note the 3 LED lights that show power, satellite connectivity and WiFi.
For service, the MissionLINK requires an Iridium Certus SIM card that provides the account information to the terminal when connected. Here is where the SIM is inserted (with rubber cover bent back for a better view).
Web UI for the MissionLINK   Bottom of the Phased Array Antenna  
The MissionLINK web interface provides many powerful tools to configure the system to needed requirements. From any connected browser, the interface is located at URL:
The MissionLink antenna comes with three rubberized mag mounts to quickly secure it to any vehicle roof.
Mag-Mounts to Antenna   Fixed Mounting Hardware  
A closeup of the antenna mag-mounts   Additional hardware is provided for fixed mounting of the antenna and the MissionLINK transceiver  
Missionlink Antenna   Iridium Global Coverage  
The MissionLINK high-gain phased-array antenna works with the Certus network for high-speed satellite connectivity.   The new Iridium network is ready to use in 2019!  
Iridium Certus SIM Card Iridium Certus Service Plans - Land Mobile for Thales MissionLINK
Global Phone & Internet Usage - No Restrictions
Data Plans
Up to 700 Kbps Speeds
Voice Calling
To Landline or Cellphone
Usage Costs
In Megabytes
Monthly Data Fee
(U.S. Dollars)
0 MB Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
All usage billed at
$9 per MB
10 MB Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 10 MB billed at
$6.75 per MB
30 MB Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 30 MB billed at
$4.75 per MB

Special 300 MB Monthly*
(Normally 150 MB Monthly)
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls

Double Data
Over 150 300 MB billed at
$3.75 per MB


Special 1,000 MB Monthly*
(Normally 500 MB)

3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Double Data
Over 500 1,000 MB billed at
$3.00 per MB
Custom Plans
Work with Ground Control to design a custom Certus
service plan that works for your organization.
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  Additional Certus Services
Streaming Services Up to 256 Kbps Streaming Speeds
(Used often by live video broadcasters)
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Static/Public IP
Optional Global IP Address
May include your whitelist of allowed IP addresses
that may connect with this IP from the Internet.
Shared Group Plans
12 month terms
For organizations that have 5 or more vessels. These plan share a pool of Megabytes each month. Call or email for more information. Please Call - Email
Add A Local Number Give 1 or all of your Certus Phone lines a local phone number from
most any country making other calling you easy.
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  bullet *Special Pricing Certus Plans (150 MB and 500 MB plans) double the data for up to a maximum of 24 months from activation.
  bullet Please request maximum monthly usage cap (or no cap) for any plan. By default, most plans suspend 20% to 40% over their monthly MBs.
  bullet All plans have a minimum 3 month term. And early termination fee will apply .
  bullet Unused monthly Megabytes do not rollover to the following month.
  bullet Free Activation on all new Certus accounts.
  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.

 Thales MissionLINK Terminal Specifications
*Early 2019 speeds are rated at 352 x 352 Kbps. Later in 2019 speeds will increase to 700 Kbps download x 352 Kbps upload with a free firmware update.
Color: White - Electronically steered phased array. Polarization is RHCP with a gain of 9.5 dBi. Beam width is 31 degrees typical per beam. Veiw angle of MissionLINK antenna is from 8° up from the horizion to 90° overhead.
URL: or type in portal.thaleslink from any connected browser
14 in dia. x 4 in h (35.6 cm dia. x10.2 cm h)

Thales MissionLINK Accessories
Thales Handset Phone
Thales Handset Display Phone
This ruggedized all-weather IP Handset display from Thales plugs into the Ethernet port of the terminal (and is powered by the Ethernet's PoE). The display quickly shows the status of the MissionLINK terminal and it's also a VoIP phone to make and receive calls from anyone. When Certus rolls out PTT (Push-To-Talk) services, these IP phones will be able to be used to communicate instantly with other PTT phones.
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Available March 2019

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DC Power Adapter for MissionLINK
DC Vehicle Adapter for Thales MissionLINK
This adapter fits in any vehicle 12 volt vehicle power port. Run the MissionLINK directly from your vehicle power with no complicated wiring. Works with the DC power cable that comes with the terminal.
Price $25 USD

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AC/DC Power Supply
AC-DC Power Supply for the Thales MissionLINK
AC/DC power supply for the Thales MissionLINK. Includes hardware to connect with your DC cable supplied with the MissionLINK. (Rated for 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz).
Price $95 USD

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Iridium Certus SIM Card
Extra Certus SIM Card
Carry a spare Certus SIM Card as a backup to your primary account. Card may be be swapped with primary card in any MissionLINK terminal. Create a separate account at some future date... use as backup in case a primary SIM suspends.
Price $5 USD

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Optimized Laptop
High-Performance Optimized Laptop - Windows 10 Pro
Control usage with a high-performance optimized laptop. This Windows 10 machine has been designed from the ground up to limit background data transferring unknown in the background, like Microsoft telemetry and updates. This laptop also has no bloatware and places the owner back in control of what is being transferred over their expensive and limited Internet connection.
Information on the Optimized Laptop
Price $750 USD

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Extended Warranty for the Thales MissionLINK
Extended Warranties - Thales MissionLINK
3 year (12 month extension), and 5 year (36 month extension) extended warranties on equipment are available for the Thales MissionLINK. Please call or email for more information.

3 Year $599 USD
5 Year $1,495 USD
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