Satellite services from Ground Control establish a standard IP connection via Ethernet link for any M2M or other IP capable device to use. With SCADASat both TCP-IP (Ethernet) and existing serial devices may connect to the network. Our iDirect VSAT satellite dish solution, are designed for large amounts of data can be quickly transmitted, SCADASAT VSAT is for low-bandwidth applications. And advantage of BGAN over VSAT systems are that dish itself can be knocked offline from wind or snow that would require a certified installer to correct. BGAN terminals are also very portable, require no certified installer to install and 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.
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
Comparison of Satellite Systems for VSAT, SCADASAT, and BGAN M2M for IP Device Use
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 VSAT can be misaligned much easier.
A BGAN terminal is easily installed and operated 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
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.
VSAT installations in snow locations will want to include our electric powered Anti-Icing equipment to reduce snow buildup on the antenna.