Maritime MSS Communications

Lightweight, quick-to-deploy and straightforward solutions

From the moment a vessel sets sail, connectivity is crucial. A reliable and secure ship-to-shore network solution enables you to monitor and enhance operational efficiency, maintain safety and regulatory performance and ensure crew morale.

With more than 70 years’ experience providing quality, high speed maritime connectivity services, combined with our strong and long-standing satellite network alliances and hardware manufacturer partnerships, Marlink is ideally positioned to support all aspects of seafaring from major global shipping companies and  international cruise companies to small fishing boats.

Your benefits

Highlights

  • Iridium Certus

    Serves as a multi-service platform, providing uncompromising coverage for various industry verticals.

  • Inmarsat FleetBroadband

    Delivers dependable, seamless voice and L-band broadband data up to 436 Kbps.

  • Inmarsat C

    Used for distress and safety communications as well as fleet tracking.

  • Iridium Certus

    Serves as a multi-service platform, providing uncompromising coverage for various industry verticals.

    Iridium Certus

    Powered by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Iridium Certus serves as a multi-service platform, providing uncompromising coverage.

    Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites combine with ultra-fast L-band to enable satellite communications anywhere in the world; even in the poorest of weather conditions. Its unique flexibility supports a wide range of voice, data and broadcast services, meeting the needs of today’s connected ships and vehicles.

    • Global: the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe
    • Unique Low Earth Orbit: 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites ensure excellent global satellite broadband with high-speed cross-links to every corner of the world
    • Speed: the high-speed service enables efficient business operations with speeds up to 704 Kbps
    • Multi-Service Platform: providing users with several options for seamless data, voice and safety services in just one terminal, keeps crew and corporate business connected at all times
    • Robust Equipment: operating seamlessly in even the remotest of locations and in all weather conditions
    • Fully Mobile: by combining lightweight solutions with the speed and power of new satellites, it’s never been easier to be on the move and stay connected
    • Safety Services: Iridium Certus is certified to offer the life-saving service for mariners – Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) – expected within 2021
  • Inmarsat FleetBroadband

    Delivers dependable, seamless voice and L-band broadband data up to 436 Kbps.

    Inmarsat FleetBroadband

    Inmarsat FleetBroadband provides cost-effective broadband data up to 432 Kbps and voice simultaneously through a compact antenna on a global level.

    Based on the BGAN network using 3G standards, FleetBroadband provides you with a seamless broadband connection utilizing Inmarsat’s I-4 satellite constellation.

    With FleetBroadband you can access email, surf the web and run operational systems remotely, while our solutions enhance the service with cost-effective tools for your daily communication and administration needs.

    • Enjoy faster & more cost-effective data: You can access email, surf the web and run operational systems remotely at the same time as making phone calls.
    • Standard IP: up to 432 Kbps over a shared channel, for email, Internet & intranet access and remote maintenance
    • Streaming IP: guaranteed on-demand data rates of up to 256 Kbps for live video/audio applications and 8 kbps and 16 kbps for voice over IP (VoIP) applications
    • Voice: up to 9 simultaneous voice lines for bridge and crew communication
    • ISDN: supports ISDN at 64 Kbps for legacy applications
    • SMS: send and receive 160 character text messages
    • Coverage: available globally, except in polar regions
  • Inmarsat C

    Used for distress and safety communications as well as fleet tracking.

    Inmarsat C

    Used for distress and safety communications as well as fleet tracking, Inmarsat C and Mini C enable you to send & receive data messages of up to 32 Kilobytes.

    Marlink is today responsible for almost half of the global traffic on Inmarsat C, which forms the basis of vital maritime safety and vessel tracking and positioning systems. Since 2006, Marlink’s Inmarsat C traffic has grown to be 12 times larger. This significant and continual growth is driven by our long term knowledge, experience and solid partnerships on Inmarsat C, as well as the vital and continuous development of infrastructure to provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS), benefiting the safety of seafarers.

    • Complete reliability: reliable access to vital information, such as position reporting, data monitoring, messaging, and distress calling
    • Safe at sea: compliant with Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
    • Convenient billing: volume-based invoicing
    • Compact: light, compact equipment
    • Single unit: transceiver and antenna in a single unit (Mini C: Sailor terminal only)
    • Cost efficient: IP Front End Processor (IP-FEP) compatible for enhanced cost-efficiency and direct access to Inmarsat Land Earth Station
    • Better reporting: enhanced Pre-Assigned Data Report (EPADR) compliancy to increase reliability and efficiency of the transfer of the data and position reports

MARLINK’S MARITIME CONNECTIVITY PORTFOLIO

Customer case

What our customers say

“Thanks to Iridium Certus and Marlink we now have a cost effective, future driven solution onboard to assist us in our weekly commute. The network’s reliability and phone quality on Certus is impressive. SkyFile Mail and Data Manager from Marlink make sure the network is secure and that files and other important communication are transferred in a safe and efficient way.” Thomas D van Gorkom, Tech. Naut. Dept, Atlantic Comet