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Thales VesseLINK: Iridium Certus



VesseLINK, using the new Iridium Certus℠ network, will provide critical marine operations with a lifeline to shore whenever or wherever a vessel may be at sea by offering an affordable, enterprise-grade solution designed to meet the unique challenges of maritime environments. The lightweight solution also features a simple, adaptable and robust design and easy to use interface for ship captains and crews. It can be installed as a stand-alone solution or used as a VSAT companion.

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Product: Thales VesseLINK: Iridium Certus


Transceiver Dimensions: 30.5 x 22.9 x 7.6 cm
Transceiver Weight: 3.4 kg
Antenna Dimensions: 36.8 (dia) x 19.81 (h) cm
Antenna Weight: 2.8 kg
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +55°C
Standard Data Rate: Up to 700 kbps (down), up to 352 kbps (up)
Streaming IP: Up to 256 kbps (future)
Data: yes
Email: yes
Broadband: yes
Call features
Voice: yes

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