Connected, wherever you are
If you have operations in remote locations – deserts, mountains, oceans, or simply away from populated areas – you won’t be able to rely on cellular connectivity. That means either accepting irregular and potentially inaccurate transmissions, or leveraging satellite for IoT connectivity. In the last few years, satellite connectivity has hugely diversified, making it an affordable, viable option for most use cases.
We’ve listed some of the best products by application here; with a huge variety of devices and airtime options, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.
- We make our own hardware products, write the software, and manage the service: you can trust us
- All of our devices come with access to Cloudloop, our web-based monitoring and management system
- If you have your own management system and want to integrate data from our products, we provide full API access
- We have real people to help you, should you need it. No call centres, just knowledgeable staff
- We have fair and uncomplicated pricing both for our hardware and airtime.
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Industrial Control Systems
These devices span the spectrum of lower bandwidth, speed and cost (the RockREMOTE), through to the mid-range Hughes 9502, to the high-throughput SCADASat.
When you need reliable data transmission, we have you covered.
Risk identification and mitigation is essential, and satellite connectivity – particularly private satellite networks such as those delivered by the TSAT – plays its part.
Your options are equally as varied; BGAN M2M devices allow you transmit more data, more frequently, whereas Iridium SBD devices send tiny amounts of data usually on an hourly basis, and is a relatively low cost solution.
The industry has adopted BGAN M2M, which remains an excellent option; we’d also suggest looking at Certus 100 and the private satellite network the SCADASat delivers.
Armed with this data, farmers can make better decisions and, it’s projected, cut yield losses by as much as 25% (source: IDATE). A major barrier to adoption has been the ability to get the data from the field to the farmer: a barrier that satellite connectivity removes.
IoT / M2M Connectivity Case Studies
Balloon-Borne Imaging Telescope
Compensating for the many distorting kilometers of the Earth’s atmosphere is usually done by adaptive optics or by placing a telescope in orbit. But both solutions are notoriously expensive and difficult.
Delivering Coverage and Reliability for ASC’s Tsunami Early Warning System
As a critical communications network, there was never any question that ASC’s early warning system would need to utilize 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.
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.
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting with Obscape
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.
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.
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