Satellite Communication

Klinge offers a satellite communication system using the Iridium and Inmarsat satellite networks for their Refrigerated Containers (particularly their hazardous goods transport containers).

The Iridium satellite network is a system of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from hand-held satellite phones and other transceiver units. The Iridium network is unique in that it covers the entire globe, including poles, oceans and airways.

The Inmarsat network has a fleet of 11 satellites providing mobile voice and data communications around the world. This enables users to make phone calls or connect to the internet on land, at sea or in the air.

Satellite Communication System on a Dual Refrigerated & Dual Powered Container
Satellite Communication System pictured on a Dual Refrigerated & Dual Powered Container


Klinge’s satellite system is a two-way data communications service that uses compact equipment with integrated GPS, for data transfer, remote monitoring, tracking and tracing. The satellite communication system transfers ambient temperature, cargo temperature, running condition, alarm status, fuel level in running hours remaining, and power source in near real-time. The data is accessible on a website specifically designed for Klinge’s satellite communication system.

Henrik Klinge, Director of Klinge Corporation says: “In recent weeks, we’ve had our container systems with satellite communication systems deployed to Antarctica, where the US Antarctic Program has been using them to transport invaluable ice cores home in pristine condition ready for study.

With the use of our satellite communication system, we were able to provide our customer with near real-time temperature data, which was essential given the high value of the cargo. The ability of our satellite communication system to transfer data from the South Pole was a true testament to the reliability of the system,” adds the Klinge Corp President.

The kit consists of the following:

» Transponder and buffer board with pre-attached cables to the generator engine and the left and right hand refrigeration machine control box
» New ambient probe
» Antenna with its own cable
» Fuel transponder
» Hardware, drawings, and auxiliary items needed to attach the parts