Thales VesseLINK Iridium Certus Terminal
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Thales VesseLINK Iridium Certus Terminal

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Thales VesseLINK
Iridium Certus Terminal

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.

Thales VesseLINK Iridium Certus TerminalEngineered 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.

Safety Services

  • Voice and data-enabled delivering up to 3 dedicated voice channels
  • Telemedicine capable
  • Location tracking

Operational Enhancements

  • Enhanced at-sea reporting, service logging, crew connectivity, system/cargo monitoring and other operational requirements
  • Real-time weather
  • Embedded 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Access point
  • Multiple user capability, up to 12 connected devices
  • Application enabled functionality for Android and iOS devices

Key Features

  • 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
 Size  12 in x 9 in x 3 in (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm x 7.6 cm)
 Weight  7.2 lb. (3.3 kg)
 Power  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  ✔


Minimum contract period of 3 months on higher plans.
$50 Activation Fee Applies To All New Iridium Certus SIM Card Activations.

Certus Plan Min. Period DSG* Option DSG* Monthly Voice / Min ETF*
Maritime Base 0 MB 12 Months N/A N/A $0.99 $250
Maritime Starter 50 MB 6 Months N/A N/A $0.89 $530
Maritime Standard 100 MB 6 Months Yes $660 $0.79 $900
Maritime Adventurer 250 MB 6 Months Yes $1000 $0.69 $1500
Maritime Research 1 GB 3 Months Yes $1480 $0.59 $2000
Maritime Explorer 5 GB 3 Months Yes $1800 $0.49 $2430
Maritime Enterprise 10 GB 3 Months Yes $2400 $0.49 $3200

*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 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


Local Dialing #
Local # Access Monthly Fee $10.00
Local Number Access Service (DIDWW Supported Countries) Month Fee

Iridium Certus Short Burst Data
SBD Monthly Access Fee $10.00
Usage Charges ($/KB, per 1000 bytes)
Mailbox Checks, Registration & Forced Ring Alerts $0.05 ea


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:

Destination Type Protocol Example
Direct IP:PORT (NOTE: The port is required)
E-mail Address
SBD Device IMEI 300040100001230


Feature Name Cost
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 $280
Include Geo-Data FREE
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)
Ring Alerts FREE
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 FREE
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.


Streaming IP Services Per Minute
4.8 Kbps $1.00
9.6 Kbps $1.50
14.4 Kbps $2.00
28 Kbps $2.50
40 Kbps $3.00
56 Kbps $5.00
96 Kbps $8.00
128 Kbps $10.00
168 Kbps $12.00
256 Kbps $16.00


Plan Name Contract Period Monthly Allowance Additional Usage Monthly Price
Certus Maritime Base 0 MB 6 Months 0 MB | 0 Voice Min $15.25 / MB $115
Certus Maritime Starter 50 MB 6 Months 50 MB | 25 Voice Min $7.47 / MB $350
Certus Maritime Standard 100 MB 6 Months 100 MB | 50 Voice Min $6.08 / MB $600
Certus Maritime Adventurer 250 MB 6 Months 250 MB | 50 Voice Min $4.04 / MB $925
Certus Maritime Research 1 GB 12 Months 1 GB | 100 Voice Min $1.88 / MB $1350
Certus Maritime Explorer 5 GB 12 Months 5 GB | 100 Voice Min $1.22 / MB $1675
Certus Maritime Enterprise 10 GB 12 Months 10 GB | 100 Voice Min $0.99 / MB $2350
Certus Maritime VSAT 300 MB 6 Months 300 MB | 0 Voice Min $2.00 / MB $415

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