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MCD-MissionLINK Terminal Case
MCD-MissionLINK by Ground Control

Portable 100% Global Internet & Phone in a ruggedized case. No training or certification required for full operation.

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Price $12,995 USD
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One-Button WiFi Hotspot Case - 100% Global
Place the MCD-MissionLINK ANYWHERE under an open sky and press the power button and close the case lid... In a minute the terminal will become a waterproof WiFi hotspot up to 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the case for high-speed Internet and phone anywhere on the globe, including the north and south poles. External ports allow for hard-wired waterproof Ethernet and phone connections to any device. An easy to use 100% global office.

Internet & Phone
The MCD-MissionLINK requires no user training to operate. Like all of our MCD products, simply place the "closed" weather-tight sealed case on the ground under an open sky, rain or shine, and turn it on - no pointing necessary. The terminal connects with the Iridium Certus satellite network and broadcasts a WiFi hotspot (up to 300 meters - 1,000 feet) for up to 12 devices... and runs for about 5 hours on internal battery. This carry-portable case uses the new Thales MissionLINK satellite terminal integrated with our proprietary mobile electronics for a ruggedized self-contained, in-field, user-friendly worldwide communications solution.

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:
Iridium Certus Coverage Map
Iridium Certus Coverage

MCD-MissionLINK Features

  • No pointing or aiming... Simply turn the unit on under an open sky.
  • Connects automatically with Iridium Certus network for 100% global service.
  • 100% Global connectivity on land or sea under the same service plan.
  • Internet speeds of 350 x 350 Kbps (And 700 down by 350 up later in 2019)
  • Does not require user interaction. No software to run. Establishes AP "Hotspot" automatically.
  • Ruggedized. Operates in extreme conditions. Case does not need to be opened to operate.
  • Operates stationary, or in-motion such as on top of a vehicle for other moving platform.
  • 1,000' (300 meter) wireless range WiFi hotspot for laptops, smartphones...any wireless device.
  • Connect up to 12 wireless devices. WiFi WPA2 Security & MAC address whitelisting.
  • Compact case size - 20.66" x 17.20" x 8.40" (52.5 x 43.7 x 21.3 cm)
  • External all weather Ethernet (RJ-45) and Phone (RJ-11) connection ports.
  • Up to 5-6 hour battery life (rechargeable) for normal use.
  • May be plugged into a vehicle 12V power port for continuous operation or charging.
  • Operates from -22°F to 131°F (-30° C to +55° C) temperatures. IP66 Rated
  • Includes standard analog phone. The RJ-14 jack has two separate phone lines.
  • No rain fade - Operates in heavy rain.
  • Internal temperature control fan - cools internal electronics during high temperatures.
  • Watertight, crushproof, dust proof reinforced plastic case.
  • Backlight 24x7 battery display shows power remaining. Can be enabled/disabled.
  • Portable - Ships UPS, FedEx, flight carry-on luggage anywhere.
  • Internal battery is not Lithium-Ion, so no flight restrictions. Carry portable.
  • Full IP compatibility - Internet, SMTP email, file transfer, IP protocols.
  • Global public / static IP addresses are available from Ground Control.
  • Remote access to connected devices with Public IPs & firewall controls-
  • Internet domain whitelists and blacklists configurable from terminal.
  • Location tracking services - Send coordinates to any server with any time frequency.
  • Custom engineering available... such as adding special equipment inside a larger case.
  • 2 Year standard warranty. 3 year and 5 year warranties available.
  • The MCD-MissionLINK is a Ground Control integrated manufactured solution, supported by us 24/7.

Extremely Ruggedized
The MCD-MissionLINK is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic Pelican case that is time proven to take a beating and keep out the elements. Full operation of the terminal can be with the case lid closed, so it operates in heavy rain, or in sloshing water environments. External ports are inset to avoid breakage with impacts. With an IP rating of IP66, the terminal is dustproof and can take high-pressure water jets from any direction. Besides the onboard cooling fan, there are no moving parts of this system. Cold or hot weather?... the MCD-MissionLINK operates from below -22°F to 131°F (-30° C to +55° C).

Thales MissionLINK Video

MCD-MissionLINK Terminal Case

MCD-MissionLINK Contents
MCD-MissionLINK Flyaway Portable Case
AC/DC power supply (110/240 VAC)
Standard analog phone with phone splitter for 2nd line
Mini DC inverter for running off vehicle power
International plugs U.S., U.K., EU, AU, China, N. Europe
Ethernet cable - 10' feet / 3 meters
USB flash drive with user manuals or here

Carry bag to hold accessories

Questions?  800-773-7168 (U.S.)  |  +1-805-783-4600 (int) |

MCD-MissionLINK Documentation

  MCD-MissionLINK Brochure
Thales MissionLink User Manual
User Manual

MCD-MissionLINK Brochure
MCD-MissionLink Remote1
MissionLink Public Safety
Certus VesseLink_Captain_On_Phone
VesseLink Polar Sailboat
Thales MissionLink Desert Trek
MissionLink Offroad Connectivity
MissionLink Ice Camp
Laptop Internet on Vessel
Trucking with Remote Connectivity
Polar Internet Connectivity with MissionLink
Global Satellite Internet Trailer
Fixed Site Connectivity with MissionLink
Fixed Site Connectivity with MissionLink Tent
Mountain Lake - Remote Connectivity

MCD-MissionLINK Photos

MCD-MissionLINK on top of hill   Hearts In The Ice - MCD-MissionLINK
The MCD-MissionLINK operates on 100% of the globe. A quickstart guide attached to the lid of the case allows for untrained users to operate the terminal.
Hilde Strom and Sunniva Sorby use the MCD-MissionLINK from a location halfway between Iceland and the North Pole for a research adventure-project on climate change ( and video live stream relevant stories with schools all over the world.
MCD-MissionLINK Operates while closed   Battery Monitor
The MCD-MissionLINK case is designed to operate with the case lid closed. This allows it a waterproof rating of IP66 (powerful water jets from any direction).
On one side of the MCD-MissionLINK is a LED that shows when the unit is turned on. The battery level display stays on even if the unit is turned off (but may be turned off for stealth mode). Next to the display is the internal battery charge port that is watertight when plugged in for full time round-the-clock operation.
MCD-MissionLINK Back Panel   Interior Components of MCD-MissionLINK
The LAN panel of the MCD-MissionLINK allows a standard phone connection (or 2 with splitter), and two LAN Ports with PoE (Power over Ethernet). Next is a WAN port to connect up a primary Internet connection if one is available, such as a cellular data service.. The WAN port offers least-cost-routing. All ports may be watertight with attached cabling with the watertight connector.
Inside the case is the WiFi antenna (1000' range), the power button, the fan plate cover and a toggle switch to turn off the exterior lights (Power LED and battery display) for stealth mode.
SIM Card Tray of MissionLINK   Web UI for the MissionLINK
In the other corner is the SIM port for the terminal.
Access to the MissionLINK web user interface (web UI), is available via wireless or Ethernet.
Hearts In The Ice Wide Shot   MCD-MissionLINK on top of rock
Remote connectivity with speeds up to 700 Kbps (October 2019)... and 3 phone lines make it the ideal portable choice for high-speed worldwide connectivity. The MCD-MissionLINK... Portable, Global Internet & Phone.

Iridium Certus SIM Card Iridium Certus Service Plans - Land Mobile for MCD-MissionLINK
100% Global Internet & Phone Connectivity.
Data Plans
Internet Connectivity
Voice Calling
To Landline or Cellphone
Usage Costs
In Megabytes
(U.S. Dollars)
500 Megabytes PrePaid
Valid 90 days from activation
$0.89 per minute for outbound calls
Free incoming calls
Voice service is billed monthly

Up to 500 MBs of service may be used at
any time during the 3 month valid period.
Overage costs are billed at $5 per MB

500 MBs PrePaid $1,995
Valid for 90 days
$3.99 per MB
1 Gigabytes PrePaid
Valid 90 days from activation
$0.89 per minute for outbound calls
Free incoming calls
Voice service is billed monthly

Up to 1 GB of service may be used at
any time during the 3 month valid period.
Overage costs are billed at $5 per MB

1 GB PrePaid $3,495
Valid for 90 days
$3.49 per MB
5 Gigabytes PrePaid
Valid 90 days from activation
$0.89 per minute for outbound calls
Free incoming calls
Voice service is billed monthly

Up to 5 GBs of service may be used at
any time during the 3 month valid period.
Overage costs are billed at $4 per MB

5 GB PrePaid $11,959
Valid for 90 days
$2.39 per MB
10 Gigabytes PrePaid
Valid 90 days from activation
$0.89 per minute for outbound calls
Free incoming calls
Voice service is billed monthly

Up to 10 GBs of service may be used at
any time during the 3 month valid period.
Overage costs are billed at $3 per MB

10 GB PrePaid $21,995
Valid for 90 days
$2.19 per MB
0 Megabytes Monthly
12 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
All usage billed at
$9 per MB
10 Megabytes Monthly
12 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 10 MB billed at
$6.75 per MB
30 Megabytes 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

300 Megabytes Monthly
(Normally 150 MBs)
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


1 Gigabyte Monthly
(Normally 500 MBs)
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
2 Gigabytes Monthly
2 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 2,000 MB billed at
$2.00 per MB
5 Gigabytes Monthly
2 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 5,000 MB billed at
$1.50 per MB
10 Gigabytes Monthly
2 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 10,000 MB billed at
$1.00 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.
Info Link

  bullet PrePaid Plans are valid 90 days from activation. PrePaid Plans may be Topped Up at any time if running low on Megabytes.
  bullet All monthly plans have a minimum 3 month term starting on the 1st of any month. Early termination fees will apply.
  bullet Mid-month activations on monthly plans are invoiced a pro-rated amount. Note that short months do NOT count toward a 3 month or 12 month minimum term.
  bullet Unused monthly Megabytes do not rollover to the following month.
  bullet *Special Pricing on Monthly Certus Plans (150 MB and 500 MB plans) double the data. It is expected this term will last at least 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 Free activation on all Certus accounts.
  bullet Phone rates posted are to ANY standard landline, cellphone or other Iridium phone worldwide. Free incoming calls.
  bullet SMS is currently not supported with the Certus Network.
  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.

 MCD-MissionLINK Terminal Specifications
*Rated Max Speed *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.
Case Default Color Silver-Grey
Service Used Iridium Certus - Land Plans on L-band
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g frequencies (802.11n is currently not supported)
Wireless Range Tested at 300 meters (1,000 feet) with good wireless signal (-78 dBm signal) to standard laptop computer.
Wireless Security WPA2 & MAC address whitelist
Internet Security Whitelist and Blacklist of Internet domains configurable from the MissionLink interface
Concurrent Wireless Users Up to 12 wireless devices
LAN (External Port) 2 RJ-45 Ethernet Ports with PoE - Watertight connector (Power over Ethernet Class 2)
WAN (External Port) 1 RJ-45 Passthrough failover parameters set in the web interface - Watertight connector.
Phone (External Port) 1 RJ-14 phone jack for 2 phone lines - Watertight connector.
VoIP Phone may also connect via Ethernet for a total of 3 phone lines.
MissionLINK Web Interface URL:
MCD-MissionLINK Case Dimensions 20.66" x 17.20" x 8.40" (52.5 x 43.7 x 21.3 cm)
MCD-MissionLINK Weight 37 lbs (16.5 kg).
Battery Life 5 hours average
AC/DC Power Supply Input 110 to 240 Volts AC. Output 28 Volts DC @ 8 Amps. Total cable length is 12' (3.6 meters)
Internal Battery Type NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) - FAA Flight Approved
Operating Temperatures -30°C to +55°C / -22°F to +131°F
Environmental Rating IP 66 Compliant - Excellent in all kinds of weather/dust
Standard Warranty 2 years standard limited warranty - Extended warranties here
Country of Origin The MCD-MissionLINK is manufactured in the United States.

MCD-MissionLINK Accessories
MCD-MissionLINK Upgrade Case
MCD-MissionLINK Terminal Upgrade
Upgrade your existing Thales MissionLINK to become an MCD-MissionLINK terminal for a simple carry-portable solution.

Price $5,995 USD

MCD-MissionLINK Batteries
MCD-MissionLINK Extra/Replacement Batteries (Includes 2 packs)
includes two high-capacity NiMh (Nickel-Metal Hydride) battery packs for quick replacement of the existing batteries. Requires allen wrench to remove screws from cover plate.

Price $349 USD
SureLINK - Thales Handset Phone
SureLINK - Thales Handset Display Phone
The SureLINK 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 SureLINK IP phones will be able to be used to communicate instantly with other PTT phones.
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SureLINK IP Phone

$925 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 - MCD-MissionLINK
3 year (12 month extension), and 5 year (36 month extension) extended warranties on equipment are available for the MCD-MissionLINK. Please call or email for more information.

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Why Choose Ground Control?
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