MetOcean Telematics, Ground Control Sign Strategic Certus Partnership Agreement

For Immediate Release:

Dartmouth, NS, Canada (April 1, 2019) MetOcean Telematics has signed an agreement to provide Ground Control with Thales MissionLINK and VesseLINK Hardware, providing access to Iridium Certus services. Ground Control is a full-service satellite Internet provider and satellite systems manufacturer that offers solutions for organizations throughout the world. This agreement will provide them with enterprise-grade broadband functionality and access to Iridium’s next-generation satellite network.

“We are excited to finalize this strategic partnership with Ground Control. They are a highly reputable group of professionals with innovative solutions. We are thrilled to be working together to bring quality solutions to the Iridium NEXT community,” says Jonathan McArthur, Business Development Manager, MetOcean Telematics.

Thales VesseLINK and MissionLINK terminals provide global communications coverage, anywhere in the world. They operate using L-Band service provided by Iridium Certus over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe. The terminals utilize this robust network to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text and web communication for fixed sites and mobile users.

“The partnership with MetOcean was a natural fit for Ground Control. The companies align very well – we provide easy to use, integrated Iridium NEXT terminals and MetOcean has an unparalleled reach into the Canadian market. With Iridium Certus service in full force, it was the perfect time for both companies to leverage each other’s strengths,” says Jeff Staples, CEO, Ground Control.

Ground Control is a full-service satellite Internet provider and satellite systems manufacturer offering high-speed fixed, mobile, portable and maritime solutions for organizations throughout the world. They manufacture the MSS Toughsat mobile satellite systems as well as provide connection services for all of our product offerings. Clients include federal, state and local governments, educational institutions, oil & gas, emergency and disaster services, fortune 1000 businesses, small businesses and professionals.

MetOcean Telematics corporate headquarters, including the research and development and production facilities, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The company develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence and Security products. As a prominent global Iridium Satellite, Value-Added Reseller focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry.

For additional information about MetOcean Telematics or any of its products, please contact

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Collen Hatcher
Marketing and Design Coordinator, MetOcean Telematics

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