IoT Satellite Connectivity

Keep your remote workforce and assets always on. Always connected.

Accelerate design and deployment of IoT Satellite Connectivity.

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.

Daryl Chambers
Director at M2M Connectivity

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

IoT Satellite Hardware

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.

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Antennas

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Our Partners

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.

Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications.

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.

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Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network – BGAN – provides both simultaneous voice and data, 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.

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Globalstar’s Simplex network covers Australia, New Zealand and beyond, providing a low-costsolution for applications wanting to monitor assets, while not needing too many messages per day (e.g. up to 4-6).

Key benefits of the Axonn simplex products include low cost hardware, extremely long battery life (low power) and messaging costs similar to SMS.

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SkyWave satellite and satellite-cellular communications terminals, network and applications give you the power to manage vehicles, vessels, equipment and people at all times.

SkyWave provides a reliable link to be able track, monitor, control and manage valuable fixed and mobile assets almost anywhere in the world.

> Browse Skywave devices

CubeSats are miniature satellites that have been used exclusively in low Earth orbit for 15 years, and are now being used for interplanetary missions as well. In the beginning, they were commonly used in low Earth orbit for applications such as remote sensing or communications.

> Browse Immersat devices

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Satellite Solutions

Satellite Dual Mode

Dual-mode satellite connects your staff and your IoT assets whether in cellular coverage or via satellite. This may be for staff or assets that move in and out of cellular coverage, using LTE as the primary network and a satellite network as backup.

IoT Satellite Services

We provide more than hardware – We help businesses as each stage of their project; to design, deploy and manage their IoT Satellite solution.

Download IoT High Level Design Data Sheet

Integration services

Our in-house passionate Engineering team can help your company to integrate technology faster.

Managed services

Our team can help your company to manage your hardware, provide suitable mobile data & plans, manage your IoT network and provide monitor tool to predict events regardless the underneath technology.

Frequently asked questions

Which Satellite network do I use?

This depends on the application. There are many factors such as, Mobile or Stationary, how much data is being sent and packet size etc.

Is IoT Satellite always expensive?

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.

How come I can get a GPS signal however I can’t transmit my position?

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.

Do I need a VPN service with my BGAN M2M service?

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.

Can I reconfigure my device when it’s on the field?

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)

How much does IoT Satellite cost?

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.

Does the BGAN M2M service use IP connections?

Yes. The BGAN M2M service is an end to end IP service with two way communications.

Do the Narrow band satellite services use IP connections?

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.

Will it work inside a shelter / on the dashboard of a car?

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?

There is an advantage to have a ‘device management’ for each type of product. There is a trend in the market that manufacturers offer ‘device management’ rather than integrators start this piece of work from scratch, which it will take longer time
 
 

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Why M2M Connectivity?

Our Expertise

We specialise in IoT connectivity for Smart Cities, Smart Utilities, Asset Tracking, Agriculture, Security and emergency applications.. and more.

Our Capabilities

From hardware to solutions – we help businesses to design, deploy and manage their connectivity requirements.

Our People

We have deep engineering expertise in IoT – who ensure you have the best fit soluton for your business.

Our Partnerships

We partner with worlds best carrier and technology vendors, to meet a broad range of industry use cases.

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