Iridium Certus has just launched and already interest in the new satellite network is high. We have installed Certus at our offices so that our customers can come to experience the latest high speed L band service from Iridium. To arrange a visit, please contact your Navarino account manager. Five Facts To Know About Iridium Certus:
1. What’s in a name? The Latin word ‘certus’ translates to ‘certain, reliable, and sure’, which are key attributes of the new service.
2. How does it work? Iridium Certus is powered by Iridium NEXT, the next-generation, $3 billion satellite constellation. It has been coined the largest ‘tech refresh’ in history, as Iridium replaced 66 low Earth orbit satellites with new ones, all in just about 18 months.
3. How is Iridium Certus different from the competition? Iridium Certus will be highly reliable, due to the advantages of the network’s unique architecture. Located in low Earth orbit (LEO), with crosslinks enabling cross-satellite communication and L-band end-user transmissions, the network is unaffected by weather conditions or the need for ground stations, unlike other satellite networks.
4. How is Iridium Certus more than satellite broadband? The service is designed to be a multi-solution platform for all industry verticals. It will provide multiple high definition voice lines, alongside IP data speeds debuting at 352 Kbps and soon after upgraded to 704 Kbps. With eventual speeds reaching approximately 1.4 Mbps, Iridium Certus will also deliver multiple streaming classes and safety services.
5. Which terminals support the new service? Iridium has partnered with Cobham and the Thales Group to develop cutting-edge terminals to support Iridium Certus. For the maritime market, Cobham’s SAILOR 4300 and VesseLINK by Thales are easy to install, light-weight antennas. Existing Iridium devices such as Iridium Pilot will continue to function normally, but will not benefit from the new Iridium Certus speeds without one of the Iridium Certus terminals.