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March 7th, 2017

Thales’ first for land-mobile community and military... MissionLINK's complete broadband connectivity

Thales launched a new product at Satellite 2017, MissionLINK its latest land-mobile satellite communications solution. MissionLINK will provide the entire land-mobile community with a truly global broadband connectivity solution enabled by Iridium CertusSM. 

Despite the environment,MissionLINK provides reliable satellite communications for terrestrial customers regardless of the landscape through an affordable, commercialized, enterprise-grade solution. The lightweight solution also affords a simple, adaptable and robust design and easy to use interface. 

The MissionLINK solution delivers reliable connectivity for all mission critical communications whether operated for an individual or for fleet-wide needs. It can support a variety of terrestrial operations, including commercial transport, fleet services, recreational and off-road vehicles, and fixed station needs, both for remote and deployable services. It will also be available to military customers as a commercial off-the-shelf solution or be adapted to meet the needs of diverse military operations. 

MissionLINK on Iridium will be the first of the land-mobile product line and it will operate using Iridium Certus broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100 percent of the globe, including the most difficult to service, remote locations. 

The MissionLINK on Iridium solution provides highly reliable, mobile voice, text and internet communications. This multi-service platform will allow users to simultaneously communicate using IP data sessions, streaming data, and location tracking for multiple devices. Additional features include 4G LTE pairing, embedded WiFi access, softphone capable, optional handset, and Android and iOS support functionality. 

Its electronics package and antennas can support the fastest upload and download speeds offered through Iridium Certus and are software-upgradeable for easily enabled access to new services as they become available. The MissionLINK product offering will be available to customers with different service provider packages in the near future.