Selecting the right satellite connectivity for people or machines

January 17, 2022

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Selecting the right satellite connectivity for people or machines

Selecting the right connectivity to connect people or machines in Oil and Gas can be complex. We've created a decision tree to help you identify a great solution for your needs, whether it's satellite internet for your field operatives, or IoT / M2M connectivity to capture data throughout the oil well lifecycle.

Man vs. machine: comparing the cost of BGAN satellite connectivity with field engineers

December 16, 2021

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Man vs. machine: comparing the cost of BGAN satellite connectivity with field engineers

Nobody questions the value of data extracted from oil well sites. In this blog post we’re comparing the pros and cons of both options - man or BGAN satellite connectivity machine.

Will satellites guide Santa’s sleigh tonight?

December 6, 2021

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Will satellites guide Santa’s sleigh tonight?

Not enough thought is given to the practicalities of Santa's epic sleigh ride, in our view. Have you ever wondered how many carrots a reindeer actually needs to fly around the world, and how Santa keeps track of that? Our infographic lays bare the communication challenges that Father Christmas has to solve, and how.

The best portable satellite terminals in 2022

December 2, 2021

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The best portable satellite terminals in 2022

If you're venturing out beyond cellular network coverage, you may well need portable satellite internet - but with a dizzying array of terminals available, which will be the best for your requirements? We've rounded up the best devices on the market today with a comparison guide to help make the right choice.

How to Improve Satellite IoT Network Security

November 30, 2021

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How to Improve Satellite IoT Network Security

IoT malware attacks rose by 700% in 2021, and with that in mind, here are our four top picks for mitigating the threat, with specific reference to satellite IoT. From prudent networking choices through to data usage monitoring, we've outlined some of the best ways in which systems integrators can shore up their defences.

IoT and M2M: What is the difference?

November 5, 2021

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IoT and M2M: What is the difference?

Two of the technologies that you’ll often hear about in the context of device networking are M2M (machine-to-machine) and IoT (Internet of Things). But what are they and how do they differ? IoT and M2M have a number of distinct differences that we've highlighted in this blog post, depending on connection type, application and scalability.

How Better Connectivity Can Add Value for Oil Production Companies (eBook)

November 2, 2021

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How Better Connectivity Can Add Value for Oil Production Companies (eBook)

Consulting with industry experts with over two decades of experience, we've looked at the oil well lifecycle - from exploration to flowback testing and drilling to recovery - to see how better connectivity can optimize your operations at each stage. Our findings are summarized in this free eBook.

Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

September 30, 2021

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Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

IP communications will inevitably require all remote sites to be linked via digital IP connections when the traditional PSTN lines are switched off in 2025. By understanding the application, the frequency of transmission and volume of data ensures the best communications solution fit - be that BGAN M2M or the new RockREMOTE from Ground Control.

Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

September 27, 2021

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Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

The PSTN will be switched off in December 2025. With 16 million lines and channels to manage, most replacements will be straightforward swaps to cellular or fibre. This leaves an estimated 10% of sites too far from the exchange to be serviced by fibre or broadband over copper, with many of these also requiring more resilience than cellular coverage offers. Here's what Ground Control recommends for these sites.

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