3. You need a highly cost-effective solution
Ground Control is Inmarsat’s first ELEVATE partner, which means we’ve access to great airtime rates for the BGAN M2M service. But even if that wasn’t the case, BGAN M2M is one of the most economical IP-based services available. Plus, many devices which utilise the BGAN M2M service are hybrid, able to switch between cellular and satellite depending on network availability. The Explorer 540 is a great example; this means you get continuous coverage but lowest cost routing.
4. You need a solution for use in hazardous environments
This isn’t a feature of BGAN M2M per se, but it just so happens that Cobham and Hughes, our trusted partners for BGAN M2M-enabled devices, have C1D2 certified products available – the Explorer 540 and the Hughes 9502 series. This is essential for many Oil and Gas users, as the certification is designed to prevent explosions and ensure worker safety.
BGAN M2M Case Studies
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.
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.