Iridium Certus 700 Range

Internet & Phone - Land & Sea

In early 2019 Iridium updated their entire constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting satellites that were placed in operational orbit in 1998.

This much needed 20 year technology upgrade is a game-changer and now Iridium satellites are delivering high-speed Internet (up to 700 Kbps now and 1.2 Mbps soon), push-to-talk, M2M, and Aviation services that were not available… until now.

Iridium Certus is now available, at varying levels of throughput – from the M2M applications of Certus 100 enabled devices like the RockREMOTE through to the high-throughput Certus 700 services you’ll find on this page. You can also view our Iridium Certus service plans here.

Iridium Certus

A Mobile Office - Internet & Phone

  • High-Speed IP data (Internet) up to 700 Kbps* download by 352 Kbps upload (in 2019)

  • Current Internet speeds in Q1 of 2019 are up to 352 Kbps down by 352 Kbps upload

  • Excellent voice quality over the new Certus network

  • Works with standard corded or cordless phones (Standard POTS service)

  • 100% global connectivity - Even when using on the north and south poles

  • Operates with 66 Low Earth Orbiting satellites orbiting 485 miles (781 km) over Earth

  • Low-latency (395 +- 100 milliseconds depending on location)... and lower in the future

  • WiFi Hotspot - 802.11b/g for up to 12 devices... WPA2 wireless security

  • Multiple LAN Ethernet Ports (RJ-45) with PoE (Power over Ethernet - Class 2)

  • WAN port for least-cost routing. Connect with a cellular modem and failover control to satellite

  • Optional Public/Static IPs for remote device connectivity

  • Can use Internet & phone service simultaneously

  • Incoming calls are free, only outgoing calls are billed

  • Live Video Streaming Services up to 256 Kbps (1:1 CIR) coming later in 2019

  • Location Tracking with ClearSight

  • Terminals are capable of operating in all countries, and Ground Control ships worldwide.

Dependable satcoms

Covering every continent

Thales MissionLINK provides global terrestrial communications coverage, anywhere in the world. Unaffected by weather or landscape, it is the solution to depend on for essential communications wherever your mission takes you.

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Thales MissionLINK

Global coverage with low latency

The solution utilizes the robust Iridium Certus network service to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text and web communications for fixed sites and mobile users.


Fully waterproof WiFi hotspot

Place the MCD-MissionLINK case ANYWHERE on the globe under an open sky... 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.


Global satellite internet

Delivering portable "use anywhere" high-speed Internet and phone, the MCD-MissionLINK from Ground Control is designed to operate in extreme environments for hours on internal power.

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Thales VesseLINK

Keeping vessels connected and safe at sea

The Thales VesseLINK is a WiFi hotspot (802.11bg) with a 1,000' foot range (300 meters) for any wireless capable devices. It also provides up to 3 phone lines to make and receive calls from anywhere in the world using standard corded or cordless phones.

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Thales VesseLINK

Designed for Maritime

VesseLINK on Iridium operates using Iridium Certus broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe, including deep oceans and the poles. The solution utilizes this robust network service to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text and web communications


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 real-time map: Iridium Certus Live Coverage Map.

A major benefit of the Iridium LEO Low-Earth-Orbiting satellites is latency (or ping time) is far far less than Geo-Stationary satellites since Iridium satellites are under 500 miles above earth and not 23,000 miles away. Iridium’s network latency is expected to be 40 to 50 milliseconds! (In 2020 pinging at about 395ms +- 100 milliseconds). Compare that with Geo-Stationary satellites that have latency of 500 to 1000 milliseconds and there is no comparison. Many applications such as VPNs operate far better on a low latency connection.

See our Iridium Certus service plans here.

Our world-class sales and support staff will keep your organization connected and operating with the latest Certus services and hardware from Iridium and its many partners.