Service providers sign up to Iridium Certus

Jan 25 2019

Several satcoms service providers have incorporated Iridium Certus in their portfolios.

For example, Speedcast International said that new service is now commercially available to its customers.

Iridium Certus is designed to meet any customer needs from small to large applications, or low to high-speed, across maritime, IoT,  land mobile, and government applications.

The new service simplifies satellite communications through a robust multi-service platform, where one terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data connection available.

Initial IP data speeds are up to 352 kbps, and later, through a firmware upgrade, up to 704 kbps. Eventually, the IP connection speeds will be up to 10-times faster, reaching 1.4 Mbps and can support Streaming IP, Short Burst Data (SBD), prepaid and safety services.

With Iridium Certus, customers can control costs by eliminating the need to deploy expensive infrastructure or large, expensive directional terminals that rely on geostationary satellites.

When paired with VSAT, Iridium Certus delivers a hybrid solution that combines L-band with Speedcast's global Ku-band VSAT service. The combined service keeps operations running in the case of an outage or blockage by providing guaranteed back-up voice and data services.

Iridium Certus is also a key component of Speedcast Atlas, the fully-managed end-to-end service with global 24/7 technical support.

NSSLGlobal has announced that as part of the service provider agreement signed in August, 2018, the company’s maritime customers can now get immediate access to Iridium Certus — either as a standalone service or in conjunction with NSSLGlobal’s VSAT IP@SEA service.

Working in tandem with NSSLGlobal’s VSAT IP@Sea, the Cobham SAILOR 4300 Iridium Certus terminal enables the company to provide customers continuous connectivity while also offering its Cruise Control+ solution.

This will enable users to fully manage their operational and crew communications, via NSSLGlobal’s suite of value-added services, covering everything from crew entertainment, on board IT management, cyber security to an integrated IP PBX, the company claimed.

In addition, Tototheo Maritime has signed an agreement with Iridium to provide the new service.

“Tototheo Maritime has been a premier solutions provider for the maritime industry for decades now,” explained co-CEO, Socrates Theodossiou. “We are as committed as ever to make available to our existing and potential partners and customers a wide range of possibilities and tailor-made solutions for their communications, always keeping our eye on the end goal which is none other than fleet operations optimisation.”

“As with all our services we aim to provide end-to-end support for the Iridium Certus platform,” added Theodosiou. “Our team is fully equipped to provide pre-sales and after-sales support and consultancy, installation services, hardware provision and any other related services.”


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