Satellite IoT, Tracking & Messaging Solutions
Ground Control transforms what's possible
Accurate, real time data from infrastructure and assets at every point in the supply chain is a must for the Utilities industry. Ground Control can deliver a secure, 360° view of your data, enabling remote monitoring, and giving you the business intelligence you need to orchestrate utility supply through SCADA, IoT and M2M solutions.
Ground Control can enable substantial operational improvements through the transmission of sensor data from anywhere in the world, no matter how remote. From exploration to flowback testing and drilling to recovery – we’ve got you covered at every stage of the oil well lifecycle.
Reliable communications can supply logistics controllers with accurate data about your fleet, but cellular connectivity only extends so far. With Ground Control you can receive telematics data from anywhere, increasing operational efficiency, reducing your carbon footprint, and ensuring compliance with current legislation.
Satellite connectivity is a must for ocean-bound vessels and data buoys alike, and with Ground Control’s solutions, container ships, fishing fleets and yachts have phone, email, voice and data capabilities, wherever and whatever the conditions. We also offer intelligent tracking solutions to aid compliance and route optimisation.
With smart agriculture becoming more commonplace, satellite connectivity opens up huge possibilities for farmers in remote areas to take advantage of Agri-Tech. Our solutions enable you to gather all of the data you need to plan planting and harvesting more effectively – and even measure livestock’s wellbeing.
We help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and service integrators stretch their coverage and services, beyond more urbanised areas, to rural and remote locations. By enabling satellite backhaul and failover connectivity solutions, MNOs can continue to support their communities, even when terrestrial networks are unavailable.
When you’re in a light aircraft or helicopter travelling over remote terrain, tracking and two-way communication is critical, whether you’re operating commercial flights or delivering emergency aid. Ground Control’s solutions provide global coverage for aviators, reliably and securely transmitting critical data from anywhere in the world.
We work with first responders and the military all over the world, providing real-time, pole to pole coverage over land, air and sea. Delivering mission critical, secure communications, we ensure you’re still able to communicate when the grid stops.
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RockREMOTE solves the most challenging remote IoT communications problems, offering a reliable and flexible solution for Industrial IoT applications.
The RockREMOTE solution combines the RockREMOTE terminal, the Iridium Certus network and LTE cellular connectivity, end-to-end networking and the powerful Cloudloop platform. It can be tailored to address a variety of fixed and mobile communications challenges.
The RockBLOCK Plus is a waterproof and ruggedised version of the RockBLOCK 9602, with 9-30v power input and RS-232 data link. It allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of WiFi and GSM networks.
The smallest and lightest version in our RockBLOCK family, the RockBLOCK 9603 is targeted primarily at systems integrators and product developers where space inside your enclosure is at a premium. RockBLOCKs can send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a view of the sky.
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The RockSTAR Two-Way Messenger is a truly global communication device and tracking system. It allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of Wi-Fi and GSM networks.
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Proud to manufacture some of the most reliable and innovative devices on the market, we also work with other leading OEMs such as Cobham, Hughes and Thales. We pair you with precisely the right product for your needs, and can offer customisation to better support your operations.View Products
Ground Control combines multiple Tier one and Gold network partnerships to ensure your mission-critical operations run effortlessly. Working with satellite airtime providers - including Iridium, Inmarsat and Eutelsat - and many more in the cellular space, we deliver a seamless network experience.View Airtime Plans
Ground Control’s connectivity solutions facilitate incredible initiatives all over the world, and a substantial proportion of those are delivered by our vibrant, creative partner channel. With access to a team of pre-sales, business development and support individuals, we’re able to work with you to ensure you have everything you need to achieve success.Our Partner Program
As networks and satellite connections grow, airtime and asset management becomes crucial for business operations. Ground Control offers an intelligent, cloud-based billing and monitoring platform - Cloudloop. With Cloudloop you are able to exercise full control of your assets, delivering hundreds of thousands of data points, which you can turn into actionable insight.LEARN MORE
We have field technicians located in satellite usage hotspots like Texas and the east coast of Scotland. So once we’ve identified the best solution for your needs, we can install it for you and provide maintenance contracts to ensure your devices work brilliantly throughout their lifespan.Installation Services
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Empowering climate resilience through satellite-enabled precision farming
Ground Control’s RockBLOCK 9602 is providing vital connectivity for Synnefa’s precision farming tools, helping farmers in Kenya gain greater yields and reduce waste, aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals.
BGAN M2M’s role in soil moisture monitoring to help combat climate change
As well as optimum vegetation and crop management through soil moisture monitoring, measuring soil moisture also helps to inform our understanding of how the natural environment responds to climate change. Here’s how the BGAN M2M service is supporting this initiative.
Real-time oceanic and meteorological telemetry with RockREMOTE
MTE’s Viking Buoy has been deployed across North America to deliver maritime IoT insights for the scientific research community. Here’s how upgrading to the RockREMOTE and Certus 100 service has helped further their mission.
RockSTAR Provides Vital Tracking Telemetry for Soldiers and Ultra Runners
How JCSys customised the RockSTAR to provide end-to-end, real-time, global tracking capabilities for our Armed Forces & ultra-marathon events.
Finding optimum oil and gas sites with 40Geo drifting data buoys
40Geo captures geographical information from hard-to-reach areas with drifting data buoys to aid decisions about when and where to situate oil and gas operations. Using the RockBLOCK 9602, the team can extract close to real-time data under any circumstances, unaffected by location, weather or cellular coverage.
How RockBLOCK helps deliver medical care via drone
Cancer patients on the Isle of Wight, located just off the south coast of the UK, sometimes experience issues in receiving their chemotherapy treatment. Transporting the chemotherapy via drone – using the RockBlock technology – reduces the transport time to 30 minutes.
Enhanced real-time tracking and communications with TracPlus
TracPlus is the trusted real-time tracking and communication platform used by first responders, government agencies, militaries, and other critical operators around the world. Their platform has been developed to deliver situational awareness to first responders, irrespective of who owns the asset, what the asset is, who provides the tracking, or what the platform or signal type is – be it radio, cellular or satellite.
Satellite-Enabled Tsunami Early Warning System
As a critical communications network, there was never any question that ASC’s early warning system would need to utilise satellite connectivity, both for the coverage requirements and network reliability. Commercial terrestrial power and communications networks tend to perform poorly in a disaster – either through overuse or damage to their infrastructure.
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting
A Government Agency responsible for coastal, stormwater and catchment management has assigned Ground Control customer Obscape to assist with reporting on areas such as – monitoring and reporting on catchment management, flood risk areas, storm drains and drainage ditches with the aid of the RockBLOCK.
Facilitating Renewable Energy with RWE
RWE is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and operates 5 hydroelectric stations in Wales, UK. This is an area of significant rainfall, which can lead to damaging and dangerous floods. But with enough advance warning, RWE can harness this rainfall and use it to supply more renewable energy to the grid. This is how satellite connectivity made that possible.
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