Reliable, pole-to-pole coverage
Ground Control support Government and Environmental agencies, and research initiatives with reliable, global connectivity.
Working with innovative partners who provide Environmental monitoring software and manufacture various sensors, we help satellite-enable solutions so they can send and receive data in real-time, at all times.
From enabling Tsunami early warning systems, to wildlife tracking, to supporting scientists’ understanding of the impact of climate change – we’ve got your connectivity needs covered.
The RockBLOCK suite
“In the world of conservation you often find yourself in situations where you need to work with what you’ve got. Many times, that’s not much! We are very happy to achieve these results in such a short time and to see them produce results better than we could have hoped for.” – HackThePoacher.com, using the RockBLOCK.
Why work with Ground Control on your environmental projects?
Fully featured APIs
We make it easy for you to activate, suspend, deactivate and review billing information programmatically via your own system. Using our fully featured API, you can take full control of your devices and integrate them with your own platform.
Live tracking data
Cloudloop, our online platform, enables you to efficiently manage assets, monitor alerts and status updates and set up geo-fences to provide early warning if a device has gone inside/outside a certain area.
You’ll find plenty of people developing and sharing code around the RockBLOCK series of products, in addition to our own extensive developer docs. That means it’s super simple to get your project satellite-enabled.
We work with a number of exceptional companies, both for hardware devices such as the Explorer 323, and for software applications for specific use cases. Our partners allow us to offer end-to-end solutions for almost any Event.
Wherever you travel on the globe, as long as you have a clear view of the sky, Ground Control's solutions will be able to track your location and transmit vital telemetry back to base. Many of our devices leverage the L-Band frequency which is unaffected by rain fade, so work in all weathers.
If you’re testing a concept and/or only need a small number of devices and airtime, we’ve got you covered. We have a line rental and credits-based option which means your costs are completely transparent and you can’t exceed your limits.
Satellite-enabled Environmental solutions
February 9, 2023
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.
August 11, 2021
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.
July 1, 2022
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.
August 5, 2021
Automated Landslide Monitoring
Slide Sentinel is a fully automated landslide monitoring system using RTK. It regularly monitors landslide activity with high spatiotemporal resolution and centimetre-level accuracy for long-term deployments. Measuring this way aids in early warning information and limits the use of invasive and expensive drilling.
August 4, 2021
Preventing Illegal Deforestation
The world’s two largest rainforests, the Congo Basin and the Amazon, are under threat from illegal extraction activities. Unfortunately, authorities have long lacked the means and mechanisms to deal with these illegalities which destroy ecosystems and undermine both forest and indigenous people’s livelihoods.
October 13, 2022
How RockBLOCKs can transform IoT projects with global connectivity
Cellular connectivity only covers 15% of the globe. Learn how the RockBLOCK suite can help simplify IoT expansion with pole-to-pole connectivity.
Environmental solutions that work anywhere
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