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Iridium launches Iridium Certus 200 broadband service

The first products available for the Iridium Certus 200 service class are the Thales VesseLINK 200 for maritime and Thales MissionLINK 200 for land-based applications.

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that Iridium Certus 200 service is now available for maritime, land mobile, and government markets. This service is designed to offer uncompressed transmission speeds up to 176 Kbps and up to three voice lines through a small and lightweight antenna.

This is an expansion of the Iridium Certus L-band broadband offerings for mobility customers.

The first products available for the Iridium Certus 200 service class are the Thales VesseLINK 200 for maritime and Thales MissionLINK 200 for land-based applications. In early 2022 the Lars Thrane LT-4200 maritime terminal will be introduced to the market, as well as multiple Iridium Certus 200 aviation terminals, targeting both late 2021 and early 2022.

Speaking about the launch, Bryan Hartin, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Iridium, said: “Iridium Certus is a powerful connectivity platform, providing the flexibility for our partners to develop specialised terminals that enhance different capabilities across all industries. Iridium Certus 200 fills an important gap in our broadband portfolio, offering a more affordable product and service class, with reliable connectivity that will expand to more markets.”

Iridium Certus is the advanced L-band broadband solution, offering the flexibility to scale device speeds, sizes and power requirements both up and down based on the needs of the end-user. Made possible by the upgraded Iridium satellite constellation, the Iridium Certus service goes beyond serving solely as a connectivity solution. It provides a platform for the company’s partners to develop specialised broadband, mid-band and narrowband applications made possible by Iridium’s crosslinked L-band network.