M2M Range

Remote Monitoring & Control - Satellite Dishes & Fixed BGAN Terminals

Satellite services from Ground Control establish a standard IP connection via Ethernet link for any M2M or other IP capable device to use. With SCADASat both TCP-IP (Ethernet) and existing serial devices may connect to the network.

Our iDirect VSAT satellite dish solution, are designed so large amounts of data can be quickly transmitted, SCADASAT VSAT is for low-bandwidth applications. An advantage of BGAN over VSAT systems are that dish itself can be knocked offline from wind or snow that would require a certified installer to correct.

BGAN terminals are also very portable, require no certified installer to install and use a tiny amount of power (.01 to 4 watts for the Hughes 9502), and are not effected nearly as much by extreme environmental conditions like wind and snow.

Key Features

  • BGAN vs Satellite Dish for SCADA / M2M / IP Applications:

  • A BGAN terminal operates globally on the same network with a single service 'BGAN'.

  • VSAT services are regional (can't be moved to other parts of the world without a new plan).

  • BGAN service can transmit gigabytes of data using Standard+ or BGAN Link service.

  • A BGAN terminal uses very low power, less than four watts during normal operation. Excellent for solar-powered sites.

  • A VSAT dish will pull between 90 to 150 watts of power, which isn't ideal for solar-powered locations.

  • Both BGAN terminals and VSAT systems can operate in extreme temperatures.

  • A VSAT dish is more susceptible to high winds than BGAN and VSAT can be misaligned much easier.

  • A BGAN terminal is easily installed and operated by anyone, whereas VSAT requires a certified installer.

  • A BGAN terminal has almost no rain fade signal degradation and can take 25mm of ice before transmission issues.

  • A VSAT dish may have an optional de-icer for snow locations.

  • A BGAN terminal antenna is low-profile, which is helpful in reducing theft or vandalism.

  • A BGAN terminal has a back-up communications channel (wide-beam circuit switch) staying online even with very low signal quality.

  • Many SCADA or M2M devices can be configured to transmit under one kilobyte of data per 'poll' making BGAN M2M very affordable.

BGAN Terminals for SCADA/M2M

Overview

BGAN Terminals for SCADA/M2M have very low power requirements (.01 to 4 watts), are low cost and can be installed and operated by anyone. They are highly rugged in extreme environments with global coverage - one provider/plan for all.

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Hughes 9502 M2M BGAN

This One-Piece 9502 BGAN terminal places the modem behind the antenna. This amazing all-weather terminal is sealed (IP-66 ingress) to withstand powerful waterjets from any direction. It is a remote Ethernet port supplied by four watts of 12 or 24 volts DC power.

SCADASat

TSAT3000 provides a private satellite network operating a direct communication channel between a process control center and remote locations.

VSAT Dish for SCADA/M2M

Overview

The VSAT Dish for SCADA/M2M is high-speed & low-speed connectivity. It does require 90-150 watts for operation as well as certified installation. SCADASat works with TCP-IP and serial devices and has global coverage.

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BGAN vs Satellite Dish for SCADA / M2M / IP Applications:

  • A BGAN terminal operates globally on the same network with a single service “BGAN”.
  • VSAT services are regional (can’t be moved to other parts of the world without a new plan).
  • BGAN service can transmit Gigabytes of data using Standard+ or BGAN Link service.
  • A BGAN terminal uses very low power…less than 4 watts during normal operation. Excellent for solar powered sites.
  • A VSAT dish will pull between 90 to 150 watts of power, which is not ideal for solar powered locations.
  • Both BGAN terminals and VSAT systems can operates in extreme temperatures.
  • A VSAT dish is more susceptible to high winds than BGAN and VSAT can be misaligned much easier.
  • A BGAN terminal is easily installed and operated by anyone, where VSAT requires a certified installer.
  • A BGAN terminal has almost no rain fade signal degradation, and can take 25mm of ice before transmission issues.
  • A VSAT dish may have an optional de-icer for snow locations.
  • A BGAN terminal antenna is low-profile, which is helpful in reducing theft or vandalism.
  • A BGAN terminal has a backup communications channel (wide-beam circuit switch) staying online even with very low signal quality.
  • Many SCADA or M2M devices can be configured to transmit under 1 kilobyte of data per “poll” making BGAN M2M very affordable.
In-Motion M2M Equipment and Service

Ground Control offers tracking equipment for your truck or big-rig for terrestrial or maritime SCADA or MM2 requirements using the popular BGAN M2M service.

Snow locations

VSAT installations in snow locations will want to include our electric-powered anti-icing equipment to reduce snow build-up on the antenna.

BGAN Portal - Tracking - Monitoring - Controlling $19 per terminal per month - No term contracts - Info

Ground Control’s Terminal Management Portal will track, monitor, and control one or more BGAN terminals from a secure, intuitive web interface. This highly functional portal shows terminal GPS locations and service usage, and provides wake-up and sleep commands, as well as historic log file for all activity with any terminal.

The BGAN Terminal Management Portal is $19 per month per terminal. There are no term contracts or minimum number of terminals required. You may add and remove terminals at any time. More information on the BGAN Terminal Management Portal.

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