MetOcean Telematics has signed an agreement with Iridium Communications Inc. to become a land and maritime-mobile service provider for its next-generation satellite broadband technology, Iridium Certus. This agreement will allow MetOcean Telematics to provide its clients with enterprise-grade broadband functionality using the only truly global communications solution.

Iridium Certus will be commercially available in the next few months, providing initial speeds of 352 Kbps that will eventually reach up to 1.4 Mbps. It will be powered by Iridium NEXT, a next-generation $3 billion satellite constellation that will provide higher quality voice and enterprise-grade broadband functionality.

"We are excited to be one of the first providers of Iridium Certus which will allow MetOcean Telematics to offer turn-key communication solutions such as the Thales MissionLINK and VesseLINK hardware to our clients, providing speed and reliability that until now was not possible,” said Tony Chedrawy, President & CEO, MetOcean Telematics.

MetOcean Telematics is a certified reseller for the Thales’s LINK satellite communications solutions, MissionLINK and VesseLINK which are powered by Iridium Certus and provide highly reliable connectivity for mission-critical communications. These products allow MetOcean Telematics to provide truly globally connected communications solutions using the fastest and most competitive L-band satellite broadband solutions.

Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM.

MetOcean Telematics corporate headquarters, including the research and development and production facilities, are 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.

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