Stay connected, no matter where your assets are.
Partnering with worlds best carrier and technology vendors, our deep engineering expertise helps businesses to design, deploy and manage IoT Satellite connectivity. M2M Connectivity, provide a complete wireless connectivity solution – from a remote asset in the field to connect over a satellite network into a cloud platform.
Access data with no terrestrial coverage
Get your data from the field to the cloud
Keep track of remote people and assets
Run simplex and duplex applications
We stock a range of modems and accessories for Satellite telemetry. Covering one way (Simplex) and Two Way (Duplex) Data Communications that operate on the Inmarsat, Orbcomm, Iridium and Globalstar satellite networks globally.
A technology innovator and industry leader, Iridium works with over 400 value-added partners to advance the way enterprises, governments, and individuals connect through reliable, low-latency communications services.
Orbcomm industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication terminals, network and applications to remotely track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets globally.
Offering a portfolio of guaranteed, on-demand IP streaming rates, BGAN is the service of choice for many people working in areas that have little or no terrestrial connectivity, from live broadcast media to scientists exploring for mineral deposits.
Myriota has pioneered a new way to retrieve data from anywhere on earth, either on land or at sea. In a landmark partnership with Spire Global, Myriota will deliver near real-time IoT connectivity by the end of 2022! Leveraging years of customer focused R&D and an extensive suite of patented innovations, Myriota delivers secure, low-cost, long-battery life satellite IoT connectivity.
Key benefits of the Axonn simplex products include low cost hardware, extremely long battery life (low power) and messaging costs similar to SMS.
Frequently asked questions
This depends on the application. There are many factors such as, Mobile or Stationary, how much data is being sent and packet size etc.
It will come down what is the business case is for IoT satellite and how best to measure return of investment. If the data is critical for the project, then lacking of visibility is more expensive than not having it. If the data is not that critical, but the deployment is in the middle of nowhere then having a comms infrastructure might be an over stretching for the project.
GPS satellites signals behave differently, and the readings are often reflected and not very accurate. To transmit a position the satellite service needs clear view of the sky.
No, however it is strongly recommended you use a VPN service with BGAN M2M traffic as the IP address provided by the service provider is a static public facing IP address and could be subject to DDOS attacks leading to higher data charges if the satellite service is always on.
If I am using a SIMPLEX satellite service like Globalstar can I change the polling rate when the satellite device is deployed in the field?
No you cannot. The SIMPLEX service sends data from the field to the gateway and it is not possible to communicate back out to the field. You would need to have the device in your workshop and connected to the configuration tool to change the polling rate.
It is possible to reconfigure the device on the field depending on the network deployed. You need (1) two way communication satellite network and (2) device management platform allow the changes.
Connecting a sensor into a satellite modem is just plug and play – why do I need some Engineering on this?
There is no plug and play in satellite IoT (or IoT in general). Our experience demonstrate that having an holistic view of the project will impact positively in the success of the project. There is a relationship, implicit or not, between the different layers of the IoT overall architecture (i.e. sensors, power requirements, where the solution will be deployed, how often to transmit, do you need FoTA?, etc)
This depends on the application – however can range from for a Small packet based application.
I am reading about the varying IOT satellite IOT solutions out there such as Cubesats, eSat, are they real?
This space is certainly developing, and we are watching closely the developments of most of the proposed systems. As these systems mature we will begin to understand the key applications and costs involved for these types of solutions.
Yes. The BGAN M2M service is an end to end IP service with two way communications.
No. The narrow band satellite services are a messaging-based protocol and work through a gateway which receives messages and store them. To access the data your application will need to request the data from the gateway to your application.
The simple answer to both is no. The antenna needs clear visibility of the sky.
I can ingest the data directly from the satellite network – why do I need a middleware like Asset Vision to send data into my platform? Can I remove this platform?
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