Certus is the only fully global data and voice network. Satellite and ground redundancy offers exceptional network availability to five nines due to its unique LEO architecture with 66 interconnected satellites (9 in-orbit spares and 6 ground spares) and gateways.
The meshed constellation cross-links provide path resiliency as satellites are linked in front, behind and in adjacent orbits. Rapid satellite transitions and interconnections minimize the impact of network performance anomalies, whilst providing very low probability of signal detection and interception (LPD, LPI.)
Certus terminals are software-defined supporting rapid technology evolution and interoperability to tactical radio nets and commercial terrestrial solutions such as TrellisWare.
Certus offers shorter transmission paths, stronger signals, lower latency and shorter registration time than GEO satellites. This is the only ComSatCom network that lands in a DoD Gateway and the only ComSatCom network that doesn’t traverse foreign soil, furthermore DoD traffic has absolute priority across the network.
Certus is compatible with the existing Iridium network and devices for backwards compatibility and service continuity.
Certus offers background IP and Streaming IP services. Background IP throughput is determined by the terminal class.
Streaming IP Data provides virtual circuits (VC) of; 4.8 Kbps, 9.6 Kbps, 14.4 Kbps, 28 Kbps, 40 Kbps, 56 Kbps, 128 Kbps, 168 Kbps and 256 Kbps.
Streaming IP supports applications such as encrypted voice up to video backhaul from UAVs.
|Iridium Certus 20||22 / 22 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 100||88 / 88 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 200||176 / 176 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 350||352 / 352 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 700||352 / 704 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 1000||512 / 1408 Kbps|
Please refer directly to GSA schedule/contract for more details.