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.