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Portable Internet & Phone
700 Kbps Speeds!

Complete MissionLINK System Includes:
Highly 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 Internet hotspot (802.11bg) for any wireless capable devices. It has 3 Ethernet ports and 3 phone lines to make and receive calls from anywhere in the world using standard corded or cordless phones. The MissionLINK 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 domed antenna which are 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 Kbpsdown by 352 Kbps upload.
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 Firmware Version

  Thales MissionLINK Firmware V

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 today!  
Iridium Certus SIM Card Iridium Certus Service Plans - For Land Terminals
100% Global (land and sea) Internet & Phone Connectivity.
Data Plans
Internet Connectivity
Voice Calling
To Landline or Cellphone
Usage Costs
In Megabytes
(U.S. Dollars)
20 Megabytes Monthly
12 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 20 MB billed at $5.71 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more
30 Megabytes Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 30 MB billed at $5.45 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more

50 Megabytes Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 50 MB billed at $5.12 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more

80 Megabytes Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 80 MB billed at $4.53 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more

300 Megabytes Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls

Over 300 MB billed at $3.65 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more


1 Gigabyte Monthly
3 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 1,000 MB billed at $2.95 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more
2 Gigabytes Monthly
2 Month Minimum Term
$0.89 per minute
For outbound calls only
Free incoming calls
Over 2,000 MB billed at $2.47 per MB
Share MBs with 5 SIMs or more
(not a typo)
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
Shared Group Plans
12 month minimum term
Share the combined totals of 5 or more SIMs with the Certus Share option. Each individual SIM must have the same individual plan and the share option is just 10% more. The combined Megabytes/Gigabytes of all plans are shared by all SIMs in the pool each month.
Minimum 5 SIMs
Same Plans
Add 10%
Static/Public IP
Optional Global IP Address
May include your whitelist of allowed IP addresses
that may connect with this IP from the Internet.
Streaming Service
Up to 256 Kbps Streaming Speeds
(Used often by live video broadcasters)
Coming Soon
Certus Local Numbers
From Iridium
Ground Control can issue local numbers for your Certus Phone numbers for these countries: USA, UK, Argentine Republic, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Slovak Republic, Sweden. more
$9.50/month + $1.99/min*
Info Link
Online Local Numbers
From Ground Control
Use our online portal to give 1 or all of your Certus Phone lines a local phone number from most any country and many cities. You're in total control with our online portal. more
$10/month + $1.49/min
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 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 monthly plans are recommend to start on the 1st of any month.
  bullet Mid-month activations on monthly plans are pro-rated. Note that mid-month activations do NOT count toward the minimum monthly terms.
  bullet Unused monthly Megabytes do not rollover to the following month.
  bullet *Some local number for countries have a different monthly rate than $9.50 a month, but the $1.99 per minute rate stays the same.
  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.

 Thales MissionLINK Terminal Specifications
700 Kbps download x 352 Kbps upload - Firmware upgrades are available as of February 2020 for legacy terminals.
Color: White - Electronically steered phased array. Polarization is RHCP with a gain of 9.5 dBi. Beam width is 31 degrees typical per beam. View angle of MissionLINK antenna is from 8° up from the horizon 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
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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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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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 (24 month extension), and 5 year (48 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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