Iridium Pilot - Maritime Comms Solution
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Iridium Pilot - Maritime Comms Solution

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  • Category: Iridium Satellite Products, Latest Products, Maritime, Satellite Terminals
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Iridium Pilot

Product Discontinued - Replaced by Iridium Certus Devices

Iridium Pilot is uniquely engineered to keep ships connected in the blazing sun, frigid cold, and very high winds, over the Earth’s entire surface; open ocean or even the extreme polar regions.

Unparalleled Coverage and Connectivity

Iridium Pilot is built with the same reliable high-quality voice and data capability the world has come to trust from the only pole-to-pole satellite communications company. The unique cross-linked architecture of Iridium’s global constellation of 66 Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites.

Lightweight, Durable, and Easy-to-Install

The lightweight, low profile Iridium Pilot omni-directional satellite antenna can be easily mounted at any convenient location on deck, and can withstand the effects of nearly any maritime environment. Iridium Pilot also provides near real-time usage metrics to assist in troubleshooting.

Keep Your Crew Connected

Iridium Pilot’s three independent phone lines help boost crew morale by letting your crew stay in touch with family and friends. Affordable prepaid options allow calling even at peak times. Crew calls are also easily separated from ship’s business calls for simplified accounting.

Flexible, High Value Data Options

For email, web browsing, or business operations, Iridium Pilot leverages the Iridium OpenPort broadband service to offer a wide range of flexible, high-value global service packages that meet the needs and budget of ships, large and small, everywhere.


Iridium Pilot – Powered by Iridium OpenPort

The right broadband solution, whatever your communication needs. For email, web browsing, social media, crew calls home to family and friends, or a back-up to your VSAT system the Iridium OpenPort broadband service gives you big ship communications capability on a small ship’s budget.

Global Coverage and Connectivity

The Iridium OpenPort broadband service is powered by the world’s largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea. For ships traveling in the polar regions (Sea Area A4), Iridium OpenPort broadband service provides an excellent solution for reliable communications and is the only broadband option available.

Lightweight, Durable, and Easy-to-Install

The Iridium OpenPort broadband service can substantially reduce your satellite communications costs compared to mini-M, Fleet, or even Fleet Broadband, while providing better reliability and throughput.

High Reliability and Availability

The unique Iridium constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites provides inherent advantages over GEO satellite constellations, delivering robust, low latency communications. Many customers with mission-critical communications requirements rely on the Iridium OpenPort Service for a reliable back-up to Ku-band and Ka-band VSAT, and other communications solutions on their vessel.

Flexible Voice and Data Plans

The Iridium OpenPort broadband service offers a wide range of customizable voice and data plans allowing you to choose what best suits your needs and your budget—if you don’t use a service, you don’t pay for it.



Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 15 x 25 x 10 in
Primary Features Pole-to-pole global coverage • Reliable high-speed data
3 independent voice lines
Durable construction
Performs in any conditions • Easy to install
Global Service Program
5-year limited warranty
Durability Maintains connectivity in rough seas
Solid-state design, no moving parts
Salt spray
Water jet
Temperature extremes
Device Dimensions Outdoor Unit – 203mm or (8.0 inches) H x 570mm or (22.44 inches) D
Indoor Unit – 200mm or (7.78 inches) L x 250mm or (9.84 inches) W x 55mm or (2.17 inches) H
Device Weight Outdoor Unit – 12.5kg or (27.5 pounds)
Indoor Unit – 1.35kg or (2.98 pounds)
Data Capabilities Up to 134kbps bi-directional with Iridium OpenPort broadband service
Phone 3 independent lines for simultaneous use
Coverage Pole-to-pole global coverage
  • Broadband Data speeds of 134kbps
  • Email, SMS, instant messaging and web surfing
  • 3 voice lines
  • Simultaneous voice and data
  • Durable yet lightweight antenna’s for easy and inexpensive installations
  • Iridium Global Service Program
  • Can be integrated as part of a wider maritime VSAT solution
  • Fully Global coverage
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