Iridium Telephone System
Truly Global, Truly Reasonable
Keeping in touch with the shipping company, other ships or with loved ones at home is vital for any vessel crossing the oceans. With the SAILOR SC4000 Iridium system from Thrane & Thrane, ocean-going ships of all kinds get a very cost effective satellite telephone solution for seamen of all stripes.
The SAILOR SC4000 Iridium telephone system is the ideal satellite communication solution and well suited for all types of vessels cruising the high sea – from yachts to fishing vessels, from coasters to large merchant ships, from coast guards to naval vessels. With true global coverage and advantageous airtime rates, the SAILOR SC4000 Iridium is the obvious choice for anyone sailing along foreign coasts with high GSM roaming fees - and onwards to as far as the arctic seas.
The Iridium Satellite Network
Iridium is a reliable and truly global satellite network for telecommunications. Its 66 cross-linked low orbiting satellites form a world-wide grid providing real global coverage. From pole to pole, a satellite is always in sight and ready to handle your call. A convenient assurance, but more importantly, a crucial safety factor keeping peace of mind. Iridium offers very attractive airtime rates and executes trouble free Iridium-to-Iridium and Iridium-to-shore calls and vice versa.
Constructed to Last
The SAILOR SC4000 Iridium system is very sturdy and designed specifically for the harsh maritime environment being able to withstand even the toughest conditions at sea. Based on the original SAILOR reliability, it is made for rough life and usage and is approved according to international maritime standards.
Global Voice for Crew Calling
The sea can be a lonely place of work. Family, friends and loved ones are thousands of miles away. Providing a solid and easily accessible communication solution for your crew will help you keep spirits and morale high on the entire voyage. The SAILOR SC4000 Iridium telephone supports a wide selection of crew calling plans and pre-paid scratch cards.
In fact, the SAILOR SC4000 can act as the on board telephone box, allowing each crew member to manage and control their own costs directly, so you won’t have to worry about individual billing and administration costs. A simple solution. Better for you and better for the crew.
The standard data capability of the SAILOR SC4000 Iridium system is 2.4 kbps and can be turned up to 10 kbps by accessing Iridium’s 10 kbps compressed data service. Beside basic e-mail exchange and internet access, it supports the PC based Iridium SMS service for short text message communication with other Iridium phones.
In spite of its very slim and delicate design, the SAILOR SC4000 antenna is very sturdy. It has no moving parts, and the helix construction is coated with glass-enforced epoxy, which is highly weather-resistant and able to withstand the extreme conditions at sea.
The Intelligent Handset The SAILOR SC4150 is handset and control unit in one. Navigating through a logical menu structure, it is easy to use as it is operated in exactly the same way as a conventional mobile phone. The large LCD display shows all the major
functions and includes system surveillance and all the usual mobile phone functions. As it is equipped with a small but efficient loudspeaker, incoming calls are easy to hear – even in wheelhouses and other noisy environments.
The Iridium Transceiver
The robust SAILOR ST4120 transceiver features metal protective housing for professional maritime installations. The easy access to the SIM card reader allows crew members straightforward insertion of their own SIM cards. The transceiver is easy to install and is the central hub of the entire SAILOR SC4000 Iridium system.
Connectivity, Accessories and other functions
A total of four SC4150 handsets can be applied, providing maximum flexibility as both to users and locations. The SAILOR ST4120 Iridium transceiver also features RS232 serial interface for PC connection and NMEA input, as well as RJ11 for an additional analogue phone or a standard PABX system, allowing any attached phone on board to make or receive calls.
Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
The SAILOR SC4000 Iridium system is SSAS compatible with the addition of the SAILOR H4122 SSAS kit. The SSAS functionality meets all requirements of SOLAS resolution XI-2/6 and does not require extra subscription or signing fees apart from the standard Iridium subscription.
With the Iridium Tracking System (ITS), the SAILOR SC4000 Iridium can deliver GPS positions or be tracked at any time within regular intervals configured on ship or from shore.
- True global coverage
- Attractive airtime rates – one global rate
- Global voice and crew calling
- Individual user billing
- On board telephone box
- Easy to use; works like a mobile phone
- Address book with up to 100 telephone numbers
- Repeat call function
- Call log
- Built-in loudspeaker
- Up to four SAILOR SC4150 handsets for one system
- Direct connection for PABX or standard telephones
- Conference calls
- 2.4 – 10 kbps data transmission
- Basic e-mail and Internet
- Iridium SMS Service
- SSAS compatible
- Easy to install, requires a minimum of space
The Basis of your SSAS Solution
The SOLAS Resolution XI-2/6 requires vessels of +500 GT to carry a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) on board. The SAILOR SC4000 Iridium can easily be combined with a SSAS kit complying with all requirements and approved by the major classification societies.
The SSAS add-on solution is simple to install, and consists of a SSAS connection box, 2 alert buttons and one test button. It is thus an obvious choice if you are required to fit an SSAS and need the voice communication as well.
Iridium SSAS Benefits:
- Complies with SOLAS XI-2/6 resolution
- No additional SSAS signing fees - apart from the standard Iridium subscription
- True global coverage
- SSAS alerts transmitted directly to specific recipients
- Easy configuration of SSAS recipients and retransmission interval
- Cost effective solution
- Simple installation
- Up to four alert buttons possible
- Web-based tracking solution available