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Hughes 9502 - M2M over satellite M2M over VSAT Satellite
The Hughes 9502 is a popular choice for devices that communicate with small amounts of data - anywhere on the globe - more
 
The iDirect X1 Outdoor VSAT terminal is designed for outdoor installation with no indoor equipment required. Excellent for higher bandwidth application anywhere on the globe - more

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BGAN Terminal Solutions

BGAN prices start at $1,235 USD - more
Service starting at $23.99 a month - more

BGAN Terminals SCADA/M2M Overview:

  • Very low power requirements (.01 to 4 watts)
  • Highly rugged in extreme environments.
  • Global coverage - One provider/plan for all.
  • Can be installed and operated by anyone.
  • Low equipment costs.

VSAT Satellite Dish Solutions

VSAT Prices starting at $1,364 - more
Service starting at $269 a month - more

VSAT Dish for SCADA/M2M Overview:

  • High-speed connectivity (up to 20 Mbps)
  • Does require 90-150 watts for operation.
  • Global coverage, but regional plans.
  • Requires certified installation.
  • Satellite dishes are not suitable for all extreme environment locations.

Remote Monitoring & Control - Satellite Dishes & Fixed BGAN Terminals

All satellite solutions from Ground Control establish a standard IP connection via Ethernet link for any M2M or other IP capable device to use. With a VSAT satellite dish solution, large amounts of data can be quickly transmitted, however VSAT dishes are bulky, use far more electricity than BGAN and the dish itself can be knocked offline from wind or snow that would require a certified installer to correct. BGAN terminals on the other hand are very portable, use a tiny amount of power (.01 to 4 watts for the Hughes 9502), and are not effected nearly as much by extreme environmental conditions like wind and snow. And BGAN terminals do not require a certified installer which in many locations would be impractical or not cost effective to too timely to deploy.

In-Motion M2M Equipment & Service
Ground Control offers tracking equipment for your truck or big-rig for terrestrial or maritime SCADA or M2M requirements using the popular BGAN M2M service. More
Mobile M2M - BGAN M2M SCADA



Comparison of Satellite Systems for M2M, SCADA, IP Device Use

  VSAT SCADA Satellite Dish
Satellite Dish
VSAT Service
Hughes 9502 2-Piece Icon
BGAN M2M
Service
Hughes 9502 M2M BGAN Terminal
Standard BGAN Service
VSAT or BGAN SCADA
BGAN Link
Unlimited Use
Required Satellite Equipment iDirect X1 Outdoor using an iDirect 1.2 meter VSAT dish.
Hughes 9502 BGAN or
Wideye Ranger M2M
Hughes 9502 BGAN or
Wideye Ranger (non-M2M)
Hughes 9502 BGAN or
Wideye Ranger (non-M2M)
Expected Monthly Usage High Bandwidth Use
(over 1 Gigabyte/month)
Between 1 to 20 MBs
per month
Between 20 to 500 MBs
per month
High Bandwidth Use
(over 1 Gigabyte/month)
Monthly Service iDirect M2M VSAT 
BGAN M2M Service Standard BGAN Service BGAN Link Service
Average Monthly Cost $269 per month
Multi-Site friendly
$40 per month
Multi-Site Friendly
$200 per month $2,995 per month
Equipment Cost $1,364 per site
$2,579 for hardened site
$1,235 per site (Hughes 9502) $1,235 per site (Hughes 9502)
$1,235 per site (Hughes 9502)
Connection Speed 512 x 512
464 Kbps Down x 448 Kbps Up 464 Kbps Down x 448 Kbps Up 464 Kbps Down x 448 Kbps Up
Cost per MB Transferred 26 cents per MB (apx).
From $6 to $20 per MB From $4 to $6 per MB
$0.10 cents per MB
Operational Temp for Outdoor Equip (ODU)
(BGAN Antenna or Dish)

-40° to 140° F
-40° to 60° C
(X1 Outdoor VSAT)

-40° to 167° F
-40° to 75°C
(Hughes 9502 stats)
-40° to 167° F
-40° to 75°C
(Hughes 9502 stats)
-40° to 167° F
-40° to 75°C
(Hughes 9502 stats)
Power Draw (12 volts)
iDirect modem pulls between 90 and 150 watts always.
3 to 4 watts idle
0.01 watts hibernation
20 watts burst transmit.
3 to 4 watts idle
0.01 watts hibernation
20 watts burst transmit.
3 to 4 watts idle
0.01 watts hibernation
20 watts burst transmit.
Coverage Area North America, Central and South America
Global (except for extreme polar regions). Global (except for extreme polar regions). Global (except for extreme polar regions).
Certified Installer Required Requires certified Installer
Can be operated by anyone Can be operated by anyone Can be operated by anyone
Security
IP Sec / Leased Line / MPLS to NOC / VPN / Co-Location
Available Available Available Available


BGAN vs Satellite Dish for SCADA / M2M / IP Applications:

  • A BGAN terminal operates globally on the same network with a single service "BGAN".
  • VSAT services are regional (i.e., North + Central America Only).
  • A VSAT dish more cost effective for transferring Gigabytes of data.
  • BGAN service can transmit large quantities of data at slower speeds (250-350 Kbps) using BGAN Link service.
  • A BGAN terminal uses very low power...less than 4 watts during normal operation. Excellent for solar powered sites.
  • A VSAT dish will pull between 90 to 150 watts of power, which is not ideal for solar powered locations.
  • Both BGAN terminals and VSAT systems can operates in extreme temperatures.
  • A VSAT dish is more susceptible to high winds than BGAN and can be misaligned.
  • A BGAN terminal is easily installed and repointed by anyone, where VSAT requires a certified installer.
  • A BGAN terminal has almost no rain fade signal degradation, and can take 25mm of ice before transmission issues.
  • A VSAT dish may have an optional de-icer for snow locations.
  • A BGAN terminal antenna is low-profile, which is helpful in reducing theft or vandalism.
  • A BGAN terminal has a backup communications channel (wide-beam circuit switch) staying online even with very low signal quality.
  • Many SCADA or M2M devices can be configured to transmit under 1 kilobyte of data per "poll" making BGAN M2M very affordable.

BGAN Portal - Tracking - Monitoring - Controlling

$19 per terminal per month - No term contracts - Info

Ground Control's Terminal Management Portal will track, monitor and control one or more BGAN terminals from a secure intuitive web interface. This highly functional portal shows terminal GPS locations, service usage, and provides wake-up and sleep commands as well as historic log file for all activity with any terminal.

The BGAN Terminal Management Portal is $19 per month per terminal. There are no term contracts, or minimum number of terminals required. You may add and remove terminals at any time. More information on the BGAN Terminal Management Portal. more


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Satellite Remote Monitoring Terminals  
Hughes 9502 BGAN Terminal   Hughes 9502 installed on a telephone pole  
The Hughes 9502 one-piece terminal is remote Ethernet port supplied by 4 watts of 12 or 24 Volts DC power. It uses the BGAN M2M service and can operate in the most extreme conditions anywhere on the globe.
 
A two-piece Hughes 9502 places the transceiver inside of a small enclosure. The BGAN terminal can be configured to use less than one watt, so solar options are viable. more
 
iDirect Evolution X1 Outdoor Router   VSAT Dish in the snow  
Ground Control offers the Evolution X1 outdoor satellite router that requires no enclosure or environmental air conditioning. This router is often paired with our 1.2 meter satellite dish, with a 3 watt BUC on a non-pen mount or pole mount. more
 
VSAT installations in snow locations will want to include our electric powered Anti-Icing equipment to reduce snow buildup on the antenna.
 
Wideye Ranger BGAN Terminal   Mounted Ranger BGAN Terminal  
The all weather Wideye Sabre Ranger M2M is very compact which helps it avoid vandalism or theft. More on Wideye Ranger. This BGAN Terminal uses the new BGAN M2M service.
 
Two U-bolts secure the Ranger Mounting/Pointing Bracket to a vertical pole (3.5" OD in photo). The Ranger's small size keeps it from moving off signal in sever winds. It is a perfect manned or unmanned remote communications point.
 
SCADA / M2M Over Satellite Solution   Hughes 9201 M2M SCADA Remote Terminal  
The above Hughes 9502 solar solution costs less than $3,000 USD, and works in no-power locations with a 20 watt solar panel. This global solution is ideal for low-bandwidth (2 to 10 MBs per monty) monitoring and control. Solar Sentry Solution.
 
The Solar / Battery bank pole mounted solution uses Guy Wires to help secure the system in sever winds. Hughes 9201 M2M
 
       
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