The Iridium Network

Everywhere under one sky.

Orbital Planes
Ground Spares

100% Global Coverage

In a world where global communications are increasingly critical, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole. Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across oceans, airways and polar regions.

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Iridium Certus Broadband

One platform for any need.

Next Gen Satellites

Bringing it Back to Earth

Leveraging the power of Iridium’s global, L-band network, Iridium Certus redefines the capabilities of mobile satellite communications across maritime, IoT, aviation, land mobile, and government applications. Iridium Certus is ideal for supporting critical connectivity needs regardless of location, terrain, and weather events – all in a single platform.

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Why Choose Metocean?

Satellite Communication Experts

We are a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of Iridium Communications—the only satellite communications company with truly global coverage. As such, we have an in-depth understanding of satellite communications technology.

If you’re looking for an Iridium satellite phone, we can help.

Iridium Satellite Airtime Plans

Your satellite technology is only as good as the satellite service that you’re connecting to. When you work with us, you’re getting access to the reliable and trusted Iridium satellite network. With the launch of the Iridium NEXT satellite network, Iridium network’s capabilities are only expanding.

Make phone calls, send messages, and connect to the internet from anywhere in the world with the Iridium satellite communications network and MetOcean Telematics.

Whatever plans you have, we can help make it happen. Contact our sales team for more details.

What our clients are saying

The Iridium Go really did save us that night. Stranded at night on a rural road in Ghana, is not a safe place to be for many reasons. I will always travel in Ghana with the Iridium Go. It is not just something that is nice to have, it is an essential piece of equipment.

Peter Labelle

Satellite Communication FAQ

What SBD Modems and Transceivers does MetOcean offer?

9523n Transceiver – The 9523n is a SBD satellite transceiver that is ideal for integrators who need a very
compact satellite transceiver to incorporate into an integrated solution. Some of the key features are:
• Voice, SMS and Circuit Switched Data capable
• Iridium DPL communications
• Iridium Push-To-Talk capable
• Direct PCB integration
Tera 9523 Modem - The Tera modem solution integrates the 9523 Transceiver, providing users with
easy solution to communicate data over the network using SBD, CSD, and RUDICS. The Tera modem
solution allows for SIM or SIMless based operation.
Hecto 9602N Modem - The Hecto 9602N SBD Modem is a Remote Satellite Short Burst Data only
modem designed to provide a reliable and cost effective means of Iridium SBD development. It utilizes
the Iridium SBD (Short Burst Data) module and provides both D9 RS232 and USB Mini-B connectors, for
direct connection to a PC. No SIM card is required.
Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver - The Iridium 9602N SBD transceiver module combines the coverage of
Iridium with the low latency of SBD. It’s designed to incorporate into an integrated satellite
communication solution for a specific application or vertical market. Some of the key features are:
• RS232 interface
• GPS module antenna feed for shared antenna applications
• XXMC connector for small omni-directional L-Band antennas
Iridium 9603N SBD Transceiver – The 9603N SBD Transceiver is Iridium’s smallest, lightest transceiver. It
is ideal for developers who need an extremely compact satellite transceiver to incorporate into an
integrated solution. Some of the key features are:
• Smallest available form factor
• GPS module antenna feed for shared antenna applications
• SIM-less operation
• Single header connector for:
- Power
- On/off control
- Logical level asynchronous Uart Control
- Network availability
The Iridium Edge® Solar – It is a standalone and programmable, solar-powered Short Burst Data (SBD®)
device that offers real-time GPS tracking and local wireless sensor and communication capabilities over
Iridium Edge Pro –The Iridium Edge Pro enables users to create customizable end-to-end monitoring
solutions for vessels, vehicles, and remote equipment. Some of the key features are:
• A Programmable, Integrated Remote Device with Interfaces for Sensor and Equipment
• Quick Partner (VAR) Development Using MicroEJ® Java Development Tools
• Built-in Services including: Geofencing, Event Logging, Position Reporting, Modbus, J1939 and
• Easily Paired with Cellular Solutions Using Programmable Interfaces
• Programming Over the Air
• Industry Standard Eclipse Based Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
• Virtual Device Emulator Including Simulators for GPS/SBD and I/Os
STREAM – The STREAM transceivers 200, 210, and 211 allow end-users to send and receive data via the
Iridium Satellite Constellation anywhere on the planet. . Key feature are:
• All STREAM variants come equipped with an Iridium 9603N transceiver, serial communications
module, and a power entry support for various OEM engineering systems.
• Plug and Play Satellite Communication
• Low Latency with Iridium Satellite Telemetry

What are some typical Application SBD could be used for?

• Flight following for aircraft and helicopters
• Tracking and messaging for maritime vessels
• Tracking of mobile assets such as trucks and heavy equipment
• Monitoring of equipment on oil and gas pipelines
• Monitoring of equipment of water, gas and electric utility distribution

What is Short Burst Data?

It is a type of data transmission from Iridium, with a limited byte size capability for quick and easy
transport. This service enables value-added applications to send and receive short data transactions of
less than 2 KB in periodic time intervals efficiently. It is ideal for remote monitoring applications used for
asset tracking, remote telemetry, and pipeline monitoring.

I have a new phone and would like to access my voicemail inbox. What’s my default voicemail password?

The default password for accessing VOICEMAIL is the last 7-Digits of your Iridium Phone Number (MSISDN).

How reliable is the Iridium network in the event of a natural disaster?

Space-based cross-links make Iridium impervious to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes, which can damage ground-based wireless towers. Calls are routed among Iridium satellites without touching the ground, creating a highly secure and reliable connection.

Can I dial "911" on an Iridium satellite phone?

Yes. 911 Emergency Service is available in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands by dialing "911" and pressing "OK"or the green soft key.

Can I use the USB port to charge my Iridium 9555 handset?

The USB port Iridium 9555 is specifically used for data applications or file transfers. It cannot be used for charging the handset.

How do I get my satellite phone ready for use?

To get your satellite phone ready for use, test is once a month using the free Test Your Satellite Phone (TYSP) service. Follow these six steps.
1) Go outside

2) Extend the antenna toward the sky

3) Turn on your phone

4) Wait for the green LED network indicator

5) Dial 00- 1-480-752-5105

6) Press the green button to start your call