Popular BGAN M2M Satellite Terminals
For mobile applications, including autonomous vehicles and heavy machinery, there's the versatile Cobham Explorer 323. Utilizing BGAN or BGAN M2M services, the Explorer provides internet connectivity, voice, and email communication at speeds up to 384Kbps.
Energy & Utilities
Telemetry SCADA, smart grid and metering, remote control of devices and systems, grid monitoring
Monitoring – environmental conditions, weather stations and floods, forest fire detection
Oil & Gas
Well head and pipeline monitoring, telemetry, remote diagnostics, off-shore connectivity
Emergency response communications, remote surveillance, mobile connectivity for field operations
BGAN M2M Coverage Map
With global coverage provided by four geostationary satellites, BGAN M2M ensures uninterrupted connectivity worldwide, excluding extreme polar regions. This store-and-forward L-band satellite service, supports near real-time visibility of critical data with latency as low as 800 milliseconds.
Designed for long-term machine-to-machine (M2M) usage, delivering reliable two-way IP data connectivity, BGAN M2M boasts an impressive 99.9% uptime. With remote terminal management capabilities, lightweight yet robust hardware, and standard IP connectivity, BGAN-M2M is a seamless plug-and-play solution for a wide range of M2M and IoT applications.
Benefits of BGAN M2M Service
IP-Based for Easy Integration
BGAN-M2M offers seamless integration with standard IP connectivity, enabling "plug and play" for a wide range of conventional M2M and IoT applications and devices. With simple set up and speeds of up to 448kbps, BGAN-M2M powers robust data transmission.
Built upon Inmarsat's L-band satellite network, BGAN M2M offers 99.9% uptime, everywhere - except extreme polar regions. In addition to L-band carrying limited amount of information compared to capacity Ka-band and Ku-band, it is also far more resilient to weather conditions, ensuring better stability.
Cost-Effective and Flexible
Every third-party device we ship undergoes rigorous testing to ensure its functionality and comes equipped with the latest firmware. Additionally, our team is available to provide assistance, whether in-person or remotely, for site selection and installation needs.
Product Testing and Installation
We test every third party device we send out to make sure it's working, and it has the latest firmware installed. We can also help you in-person or remotely with site selection and installation.
Cloudloop Platform and Applications
Cloudloop empowers you with complete control over your devices and data. With user-friendly APIs and an intuitive online platform, it streamlines the management of your data, devices, and subscriptions, making it easier than ever before to manage your costs.
Expertise and Support
Our expertise in solving complex IoT problems in a cost-efficient manner has earned us the trust of our clients. According to our 2022 customer survey, 66% of our customers rated our customer support as above or well above average.
BGAN M2M FAQs
BGAN M2M utilizes a network of four geostationary satellites to handle data transmission. This two-way IP data service enables reliable and secure communication between remote M2M devices and the central server or control center. Operating on a store-and-forward principle, BGAN M2M collects data from remote devices, stores it in the terminal, and then transmits it to the central server or control center via satellite. This ensures reliable data delivery, even in areas with intermittent or unstable connectivity.
Data rates and volume vary based on the selected terminal, but BGAN M2M can achieve standard IP data speeds up to 492kbps with latency as low as 800 milliseconds; and streaming speeds from 32bps to 800kbps with BGAN HDR.
BGAN M2M devices are designed to operate with minimal power consumption, but a stable power source is essential. Depending on the specific device and application, power supply options can include direct connection to a power outlet, battery power, or solar solutions. When choosing a BGAN M2M terminal, it is important to consider the power requirements of the device to ensure the terminal aligns with the available power capacity or your able to implement appropriate power management strategies. For instance, the Hughes 9502 consumes only 3W during transmission, while the Cobham Explorer 323 requires 27W.
In addition to power supply, it is crucial to consider environmental factors during installation. BGAN M2M devices are built to withstand harsh conditions, but businesses should take into account factors such as temperature, humidity, and potential physical hazards. For optimal performance, the installation must confirm unobstructed line-of-sight to one of Inmarsat’s I-4 satellites. This may involve mounting the BGAN M2M terminals and/or antennas on poles or buildings.
If you have specific questions or require assistance with power supply and installation considerations for your BGAN M2M deployment, email email@example.com for impartial advice.
Simply, BGAN M2M is an ideal solution for robust and dependable machine-to-machine connectivity in remote and challenging environments. With the ability to handle data volumes ranging from megabytes to gigabytes, BGAN M2M caters to a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:
• IP SCADA for data backhaul
• Telemetry SCADA
• Pipeline and compression monitoring
• Well site automation
• SmartGrid, smart metering and recloser control
• Railways for trackside monitoring and crossings
• Fixed and mobile monitoring for remote video surveillance, telemetry and tracking
• Road signage
• Weather and environmental monitoring
• Out-of-band management to primary site communications
For real world examples, read our case studies leveraging the BGAN M2M service here.
Yes, BGAN M2M devices can be easily integrated with existing IoT infrastructure. Devices support standard IP connectivity, making it straightforward to establish communication with other IoT devices and systems. They can transmit and receive data using common IoT protocols such as MQTT or HTTP, enabling interoperability and data exchange with your existing infrastructure.
BGAN M2M terminals provide a simple Ethernet interface for connecting to a machine/device or IoT gateway, and depending on your security requirements, inter-connectivity can also be achieved – using a cloud-based service, VPN or even custom APNs.
To explore the possibilities and discuss your unique setup and requirements in detail, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our knowledgeable Architecture Team is ready to assist you every step of the way.
Ground Control enhances the inherent security of satellite data traffic by providing multiple layers of additional protection for our BGAN M2M subscribers. Our security measures include firewall controls, data encryption, VPNs, and the option for private network solutions through MPLS installation or leased-lines.
Reach out to us today via phone, email, or by completing the form. Let's collaborate and make your IoT network connectivity a seamless reality.