Thales VesseLINK provides global satellite coverage for maritime communications. With uninterrupted coverage from pole to pole, it is the solution to depend on for essential communications.
Engineered For Iridium Certus
Suitable for ships or fleets of any size, VesseLINK easily integrates with your existing equipment to fully digitize your vessel. VesseLINK operates using Iridium Certus broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe, including deep oceans and poles.
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.
Voice and data-enabled delivering up to 3 dedicated voice channels
Enhanced at-sea reporting, service logging, crew connectivity, system/cargo monitoring and other operational requirements
Embedded 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Access point
Multiple user capability, up to 12 connected devices
Application enabled functionality for Android and iOS devices
Reliable satellite communications for at sea operations
Providing 100% global coverage you can depend on
Enabling essential communications for critical operations and enhanced safety features
Simple, adaptable and robust to meet the unique challenges of maritime environments
Delivering data and voice communications with low latency
12 in x 9 in x 3 in (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm x 7.6 cm)
7.2 lb. (3.3 kg)
12 VDC input, 11A max (7A avg.), includes powering external HGA-2 Antenna
Easy to use interface, all functionality available at a distance
Ruggedized Android tethered handset
IP67 rated single cable Antenna
Rack or hull mounted installation
4G LTE ready, softphone application for iOS and Android
Embedded 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi access point
Multiple user capabilities
Application enabled functionality for Android and iOS
Plan Details & Add-ons
IRIDIUM CERTUS SERVICE MARITIME 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:
184.108.40.206:10921 (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 fishing fleet to a set of these. They are really very nice and with Apollo's help the transition was pretty seamless. It's also nice having everything under one roof with Iridium Certus and with the speeds they offer as well.