Iridium Keeping Vessels At Sea Connected
In the competitive fishing market reliable communications are extremely important to finding, catching, and selling your product faster while making sure that the crew is safe and sound and productivity is on point with everything else. Iridium and its partners meet and exceed expectations at every turn for the maritime market and fishing fleets are of no exception within this ideology. They offer high-performance, flexible, and cost-effective maritime voice and data communications solutions for fishing fleets of any size; always keeping the crew safe, connected, and on a global scope.
The Iridium Network
Iridium’s network is designed to work in even the most extreme conditions since the network design consists of 66 cross-linked satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) that cover the entire globe; pole-to-pole.
The weather resistant connections are a benefit from the Iridium constellation architecture using L-Band Frequencies between 1 and 2 GHz. Another perk from LEO is that it provides a stronger signal and better look angles than geostationary satellites. This keeps ships connected from any location up to and including resources located in harbors and even the polar regions of the planet.
Unrivaled Scope, Reliability, and Return on Investment
Iridium is a recognized leader in maritime communications and offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:
- Some of the best value data plans in the marketplace
- Satellite coverage from pole-to-pole
- Flexible airtime packages, which are great for smaller vessels and seasonal work
- Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and E-log books compliant
- Smooth transition and forward compatibility to Iridium’s next generation satellite constellation, which will provide connectivity for decades to come
Doing Business at Sea
Iridium has a range of global fishing industry products and services and they all help vessel operators in a tough market by:
- Increasing the speed of finding fish and catch reporting
- Real-time price checking, which effectively maximizes revenue
- Safety improvements with access to weather information
- Enhancing the private communications with sister vessels fishing together
- Offering easy access to communications for crew through a pre-paid system
Built to Perform in Tough Conditions
Iridium Pilot is backed up by an industry-leading five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty and is also the only pole-to-pole reliable connection for broadband data and voice maritime communications. Iridium Pilot is powered by the Iridium OpenPort broadband service and it supports fishing vessels with high-quality performance, durability, and value while out at sea.
Push-to-talk as it Was Meant to Be,
Fast, Simple, and with a Global Scope.
Iridium Push-to-talk is ideally suited for the fishing industry as it delivers group communications at low-latency and also at the push of a button with no limits, no compromise, and with coverage from anywhere on the planet; pole-to-pole.
Tracking and Monitoring
Your Operations On Track
Unpredictability is always a side effect of fishing in remote waters. Fortunately, Iridium machine-to-machine enabled solutions allows vessels to access comprehensive, near real-time tracking and monitoring data. This effectively makes your trips a lot more safe, more efficient, and also keeps you in compliance with fishing and border regulations.
Staying On Top of Weather and Sea Conditions is a Must
The collection and transmission of a variety of high-value environmental information and up-to-the-minute weather updates is facilitated by Iridium’s Network; drastically improving safety.
Keeping In Touch
While out at sea and just being away from home can take its toll on anyone on board. Simply having the ability to exchange messages, talk on the phone, and even conducting some personal business can help a lot with crew morale and even boost productivity; something only Iridium makes possible no matter where you are on the globe; polo-to-pole.
Affordable Calling and Data Options With Flexibility
With Iridium Pilot you can increase retention by letting crew connect on social media, browse the web, send emails, and use up to three voice lines at the same time even while data transmissions are in progress.
Your Crew’s Smartphones Can Now Be Used Everywhere
The Iridium GO provides truly global talk and text with the simple use of a smartphone. You can get the latest information for weather and also utilize enhanced email capabilities through apps that are optimized specifically for a satellite network; no worries, no interruptions, just connect wherever you are.
Iridium Certus Maritime Comms
Clients within the maritime industry have been forced for years into expensive service plans and long-term contracts because of the limited options for the needs being met for satellite broadband connectivity. With Iridium Certus, maritime clients realize the truly global advantage of Iridium paired with the best value L-Band service available.
Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire planet from pole-to-pole. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations, and assets to and from their location in real time. Paired together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of solutions that boast unrivaled reliability for markets that require truly global communications.
Iridium also has a major development program underway for its next-generation network called Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM.