The Thales VesseLINK 200 Iridium Certus Terminal enables maritime communications with global satellite coverage. It is the answer to rely on for vital communications since it provides continuous coverage from pole to pole.
Same uninterrupted coverage from pole-to-pole, smaller antenna
For maritime communications, Thales VesseLINK 200 delivers global satellite coverage. VesseLINK has a simple, user-friendly interface that allows it to be readily integrated into existing or new fleets. It also has upgradeability built in to ensure maximum speed and performance. Iridium Certus 200 provides reliable, truly worldwide coverage using compact, lightweight, low-power equipment with upload and download rates up to 176 Kbps. Iridium Certus 200 provides an inexpensive broadband connectivity solution anywhere in the world, from high-quality voice calling on-the-go to internet and messaging, as well as vital remote applications.
The Iridium Advantage
The unique architecture of the Iridium constellation provides inherent advantages in performance and reliability over other mobile satellite service providers.
The solution utilizes this robust network service to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text, and web communications for captain and crew. VesseLINK comes with an intuitive user-friendly interface and can be quickly integrated into existing vessels or new fleets. It also includes built-in upgradeability to future-proof your investment and ensures peak speed and performance.
Thales is a global leader in delivering sophisticated solutions for the world’s navies by giving critical marine operations global communications coverage. It is the solution to depend on for essential communications wherever and whenever you are at sea. Whether you operate a large fleet or a single vessel, this solution is designed to meet your unique challenges through a simple, adaptable, and robust design.
Thales VesseLINK 200 Antenna Quick Overview
17cm (6.7") Tall x 12.5cm (5") Diameter
Antenna Ingress Protection Rating
Antenna Operating Temperature
-40°C to +55°C
Certus 200 Service Data Transfer Rate
176kb/s Download / 176Kb/s Upload
BDU (Below Deck Unit) Dimensions
5.8cm Tall x 30.5cm Wide x 22.9cm Depth
Multiple User Capability
Up to 12 Connected Devices
Truly Global - Iridium’s network provides truly global coverage, from pole-to-pole and at any altitude, and minimizes line-of-sight issues
Broadband Speeds - IP data speeds up to 176 Kbps transmit and 176 Kbps receive
Weather Resiliency - Iridium's L-band frequency is resilient to adverse weather
Web Browsing, Email, and File Transfer
Industry-Leading Partners - Iridium Certus value-added manufacturers use our modules to develop innovative Iridium Connected® solutions, and Service Providers bring connectivity through these solutions around the world.
Reliability - Iridium's 66 cross-linked satellites with multiple overlapping spot beams provide reliable communications anywhere in the world
High Quality Voice - Up to three (3) simultaneous high-quality voice lines
Low Latency - Iridium LEO constellation provides a shorter transmission path with less signal attenuation than GEO, resulting in faster connections
Delivering Connectivity - through an L-band frequency, Iridium connections are resilient to adverse weather conditions
Iridium Satellites - operate in Low-Earth Orbit, which provides a shorter transmission path than GEO and MEO networks, and allows for lower latency and less signal attenuation
Thales VesseLINK provides truly global satellite coverage for maritime communications. With uninterrupted coverage from pole to pole, it is the solution to depend on for essential communications. Suitable for ships or fleets of any size, VesseLINK 200 easily integrates with existing equipment to fully digitize your vessel. VesseLINK 200 operates using Iridium Certus 200 broadband services over Iridium's network of 66 satellites that cover the entire planet, including deep oceans and poles, to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text, and web communications for captain and crew. VesseLINK comes with an intuitive, user-friendly interface and can be quickly integrated into existing vessels or new fleets. It also includes built-in upgradeability to future-proof your investment and ensures peak speed and performance.
Iridium Certus 200 extends the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before with truly mobile communications capabilities ideal for critical connectivity needs anywhere on the planet. With a range of data speeds available, and even more on the way, Iridium Certus® provides a reliable connection for voice and data services, including telephony, satellite internet, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and location-based applications. With Iridium Certus®, customers can control costs by eliminating the need to deploy expensive ground-based infrastructure or large, expensive directional terminals that rely on geostationary satellites.
KEEPING SHIPS CONNECTED ANYWHERE
Iridium Certus sets the new standard for remote communications and connectivity for enterprises, governments, and individuals. Users can extend their use of mobile networks into remote areas, without having to deploy ground-based infrastructure or expensive terminals. Iridium Certus® integrates with Internet, cellular, Land Mobile Radio, and location-based applications, providing an unmatched network of industry-leading terminals and service solutions that keep you connected anywhere on the planet.
THE FUTURE OF MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS IS HERE
Apollo Satellite is a trusted provider of maritime satellite communications for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare, offered to vessel owners, operators, managers and guests across all maritime market sectors and geographies. Iridium Certus delivers the reliable service with high L-Band speeds anywhere on the planet. For the first time in maritime mobile satellite communications, a superior connectivity alternative is now available.
Apollo Satellite offers a wide variety of the best priced Iridium Certus service plans. Apollo is connecting global industries for business operations, logistics, safety operations and IoT applications, by providing reliable internet service with high L-Band speeds anywhere on the planet. Powered by the new Iridium NEXT constellation. With speeds between 100Kbps up to 700Kbps while eventually reaching up to 1.4Mbps in early 2022. Iridium Certus delivers reliable, global, enterprise-grade connectivity while redefining the capacity and applications of mobile satellite communications.
Iridium Certus 100/200 Maritime Service is provided through Iridium Connected equipment to support broadband and, soon, midband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, aircraft, and IoT devices. One terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-Band data speeds available, allowing simultaneous operations for business efficiency.
IRIDIUM CERTUS MARKETS SERVED
IRIDIUM CERTUS APPLICATIONS
Phone Calling / Email
VPN / Corporate Intranet
Image / Video Uploads
Standard-definition Broadcast / Newsgathering
Public Safety Database Access (License Plates, Warrants)
Support for Push-To-Talk and Messaging Applications
Job Ticketing and Proof of Delivery
Fleet Management Software
Utility Troubleshooting Database
Situation Reports / Responder Location
Supply Request / Vehicle Telemetry and Location
Disaster Management (Satellite Imagery)
Cellular Network Extension
IRIDIUM CERTUS KEY ADVANTAGES
Highly Mobile - The Iridium network is built for mobility - providing communications and connectivity on the move, anywhere on the planet allowing vehicles and personnel to remain in contact while operating in remote areas without having to stop and set up network access.
Multi-Service Connectivity - Through a multi-service communication and connectivity service platform, Iridium Certus will offer high-quality voice, IP Data and Streaming Data.
Best Value - Iridium Certus offers visibility and predictability of data usage, as well as seamless broadband connectivity that can be configured to automatically switch between the Iridium network and local infrastructure.
Reliable Coverage - Iridium Certus is enabled by a network of 66 nearby satellites that provide service anywhere on the planet in all weather conditions without compromise.
EXTEND COMMUNICATIONS IN WAYS NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE
The new standard for remote communications and connectivity for enterprises and individuals that want to extend their use of mobile networks into remote areas, without having to deploy ground-based infrastructure or expensive terminals. With mobile IP data speeds debuting at 352 Kbps, upgradable to 1408 Kbps, this single platform delivers a reliable, simultaneous connection for data access, multiple voice lines, and location-based applications. Iridium’s low-latency network also supports over-the-top smartphone applications, allowing messaging and push-to-talk services to operate together for a consistent user experience anywhere on the planet.
Thales VesseLINK 200 Mechanical
Dimensions ( ø x H )
170.2 mm x 127 mm
Iridium Embedded Technology
Iridium Certus 9810 Module
Thales VesseLINK 200 Enviromental
Operating Temperature Range
-40 to +55 ℃
MIL-STD-810G w/Change 1
MIL-STD-810G w/Change 1, Test Method 514.7, Category 4
Thales VesseLINK 200 Antenna
Low Gain Omni-Directional
Thales VesseLINK 200 GPS
Thales VesseLINK 200 Power
Directly Powered by Terminal
Input Voltage Range
Thales VesseLINK 200 Network
Easily Integrates with VSAT with Built-in Preferred Routing Switch; Global Navigation Satellite System: GPS, GLONASS
*ETF = Early Termination Fee *DSG = Dynamic Sharing Group's enable users to pool their monthly plans together, sharing allowances. This is subject to terms and conditions. A DSG requires application via Apollo Satellite and Iridium and therefore advance notice is required for set-up. DSG's require 5 SIMS minimum. If a DSG is set up prior to 5 SIMs being added to it, there is a 3 month grace period before you are charged for the 5 minimum SIMs. DSG are subject to a 12 month minimum duration period. Should SIMs leave the DSG within the initial 12 month period, the minimum of 5 SIMs will continue to be charged. DSG plans are limited to one migration per month.
100 and 200 Terminal Mixed DSG A single DSG may included subscribers within the DSG activated on a single common plan and may consist of devices from a mix of either Certus 100 or Certus 200 service class. Example: a fleet with 10 vessels activates a 25MB DSG across them, and they have Certus 100 terminals on some vessels and Certus 200 terminals on others.
IRIDIUM CERTUS GLOBAL SERVICE CLASSES
Iridium Certus Midband
Iridium Certus Broadband
22 Kbps - 88 Kbps
176 Kbps - 1.4 Mbps
Smaller, Low-gain Antennas
Solid-state Antenna Options
Transceivers Optimized for Size, Cost and Power
Transceivers Optimized for Speed
IRIDIUM CERTUS OPTIONAL SERVICES
Local Dialing #
Local # Access Monthly Fee
Local Number Access Service (DIDWW Supported Countries) Month Fee
Iridium Certus Short Burst Data
SBD Monthly Access Fee
Usage Charges ($/KB, per 1000 bytes)
Mailbox Checks, Registration & Forced Ring Alerts
IRIDIUM SBD DELIVERY DESTINATIONS
This is where the SBD device should deliver its data. One destination is required and up to 5 are supported. Wildcard characters cannot be used. Examples of valid destinations for each delivery method are shown below:
188.8.131.52:10921 (NOTE: The port is required)
SBD Device IMEI
IRIDIUM SBD ADD-ONS
Message Delivery Point
$350 Per Year
Mobile Termination (Annual Charge)
$70.00 Per Year
Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) messages are sent to the Iridium Gateway via the Internet from a host computer system. The maximum length of a MO-SBD message is 1960 bytes. The maximum length of a MT-SBD message is 1890 bytes. Global network transmit latency for delivery of messages ranges from 5 seconds for messages of 70 bytes to approximately 20 seconds for maximum length messages. (Additional latency may occur across the Internet)
Mobile Termination Activation
Geo-Data is the last known location (latitude and longitude) of the device. When this option is enabled Geo-Data is included in the message content. By default it is enabled for all the delivery destinations. The SBD GEO data determined by the Iridium satellite network can be included with the message if you are not sending GPS data in the SBD message already. (accurate to about 15 miles)
The Iridium Gateway will send a 'Ring Alert' to the Transceiver when a Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) message has been queued at the Iridium SBD Gateway. Your mobile application can then decide whether to retrieve the MT-SBD data message at that time or later.
MO ACK - Mobile Originated Acknowledgement
MO ACK setting is used in conjunction with a Direct IP Delivery Destination. The default setting is off. When checked on, the Gateway expects to receive an acknowledgement from the receiving server that it has received the message. If the Gateway does not receive an acknowledgement, it will attempt to re-deliver the message for 12 hours. No other messages will be delivered to the receiving server until the first message is acknowledged.
Upgraded my main vessel with the VesseLINK 200, very happy with the terminal. Iridium Certus is seriously the best thing I've seen so far on the market. Will be upgrading everything else soon, also, Apollo is highly recommended. Very, very good support staff, their customer service can't be beat!!