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IoT & M2M

January 10, 2014

Start Making the Most of M2M

Short Burst Data Transceivers

Short Burst Data (SBD) satellite transceivers, as defined by Iridium, are perfect for integration into complete wireless solutions and can be used for a wide range of applications in numerous markets. Designed to be scalable and to work anywhere in the world, SBD transceivers are generally small, light, and don’t cost the earth. They provide critical global data communications necessary for global solutions.

SBD modems are used for sending and receiving short data bursts, generally less than 2Kb at a time, and are most often used in applications that require low data rate or ‘heartbeat’ communications. They can connect to a global mobile satellite communications network and therefore work almost anywhere on the planet, with no expensive roaming charges that you may expect from a cellular network.

These factors make SBD transceivers ideal for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, such as offshore and onshore asset tracking, monitoring and control, automatic vehicle location, telematics, alarms, and more.

However, companies that operate such monitoring, tracking, and control systems may not be getting enough from their current solution. They may be limiting the role of their M2M solution by, for example, not upgrading the transceivers, or they may not have invested in M2M at all. It’s critical that organizations have real-time data and control over essential infrastructure and remote assets, today more than ever. A secure and robust satellite solution will help organisations achieve this goal while reducing costs attributed to creating new communications infrastructure.

Low data-rate satellite transceivers such as the Iridium 9602 SBD Transceiver are essential to monitoring, controlling, and tracking M2M solutions. The Iridium 9602 can be easily integrated into M2M communications solutions and can take advantage of the Iridium SBD service. From pole to pole, a device working with the Iridium SBD will always be connected.

The combination of Ground Control’s expertise in tailoring solutions for customers’ specific challenges and our broad range of products creates a wealth of possibilities to extend and enhance M2M deployments. Why not talk to us to see how we can help you make the most from your satellite M2M investments?

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