Monitoring and control systems in remote, unmanned locations require a reliable and cost-effective communications service to collect and transmit data to operations centres for further processing. This is difficult to achieve with a traditional cellular solution as data rates are significantly higher and it can be impossible to achieve a network connection in remote locations.
A satellite solution will provide reliable connectivity over a satellite network. Connectivity will be global, more affordable than a cellular solution, and will require less from modules and terminals in terms of power consumption.
For example, the BGAN M2M (machine-to-machine) satellite service is a reliable, global, two-way IP data service designed specifically for long-term M2M management of assets located in remote and difficult-to-connect locations. This 3G satellite service will accommodate data volume requirements ranging from megabytes to gigabytes and can be used for applications such as:
- IP SCADA for data backhaul
- Asset tracking
- Fixed and mobile remote surveillance, telemetry, and tracking
- Smart grid and metering
- SCADA – telemetry
- Weather and environmental monitoring and control
Opting for a satellite service and using a BGAN M2M terminal will let you connect monitoring and control systems in numerous application areas, giving you full, real-time visibility of your assets.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be discussing how our global satellite solutions can provide the foundation of successful monitoring and control operations that current and future M2M applications will need.
Why not get in touch to find out more about what we do to help customers in a wide range of markets solve their communications challenges?