Iridium Certus 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 300Kbps up to 700Kbps while eventually reaching up to 1.4Mbps in early 2020. Iridium Certus delivers reliable, global, enterprise-grade connectivity while redefining the capacity and applications of mobile satellite communications.
Iridium Certus Service Land Mobile are 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.
Plan Details & Add-ons
IRIDIUM CERTUS SERVICE VSAT PLAN DETAILS
Minimum contract period of 3 months on higher plans. $50 Activation Fee Applies To All New Iridium Certus SIM Card Activations.
Voice / Min
Maritime Base 0 MB
Maritime Starter 50 MB
MaritimeStandard 100 MB
MaritimeAdventurer 250 MB
MaritimeResearch 1 GB
MaritimeExplorer 5 GB
MaritimeEnterprise 10 GB
*ETF = Early Termination Fee *DSG = Dynamic Sharing Group's enable users to pool their monthly plans together, sharing allowances. This is subject to terms and conditions. A DSG requires application via Apollo Satellite and Iridium and therefore advance notice is required for set-up. DSG's require 5 SIMS minimum. If a DSG is set up prior to 5 SIMs being added to it, there is a 3 month grace period before you are charged for the 5 minimum SIMs. DSG are subject to a 12 month minimum duration period. Should SIMs leave the DSG within the initial 12 month period, the minimum of 5 SIMs will continue to be charged. DSG plans are limited to one migration per month.
IRIDIUM CERTUS GLOBAL SERVICE CLASSES
Iridium Certus Midband
Iridium Certus Broadband
22 Kbps - 88 Kbps
176 Kbps - 1.4 Mbps
Smaller, Low-gain Antennas
Solid-state Antenna Options
Transceivers Optimized for Size, Cost and Power
Transceivers Optimized for Speed
IRIDIUM CERTUS OPTIONAL SERVICES
Local Dialing #
Local # Access Monthly Fee
Local Number Access Service (DIDWW Supported Countries) Month Fee
Iridium Certus Short Burst Data
SBD Monthly Access Fee
Usage Charges ($/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.
Inherited the family business from my father and everything needed an upgrade, including the comms on all of the fleet's ships. I can't believe how out of date everything was, from what I've been told we were decades behind the times. After some hard research I ended up at Apollo, very good business to deal with by the way, highly recommended!! After upgrading and testing we ended up with Iridium's Certus service. With little downtime we had everything up and running with the whole fleet connected seamlessly, very smart upgrade I believe!!
Being one of the first to use Iridium Certus I can tell you that it works quite well between my fleet and offices. We're very happy with the service and Apollo couldn't have made the transition easier! Highly recommended!!