Inmarsat and SkyWave Taking the Lead in M2M Terminal Sales

By Oliver VanDervoort October 31, 2012

There’s very little doubt that as the 21st century moves forward, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will play a big part in just how far we advance. Two companies at the top of the heap when it comes to M2M technology, Inmarsat and SkyWave, recently sold as many as 12,000 of their IsatData Pro terminals this year. 

These particular terminals are geared toward M2M technology needs in the transportation, oil and gas, utilities and mining sectors.

The two companies have made these terminals so that they can work on Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite network. Both say these terminals are perfect for uses such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) communications for systems that work to monitor gas pipelines and oil wells.

The terminals also work well when it comes to telemetry and fleet-management services.

“The success of the IsatData Pro service so early on is testament to the fact that both we and SkyWavehave listened to customers and developed a solution that combines the highest payload and lowest latency of any L-band satellite store-and-forward service on the market today,” said Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat Enterprise.

Satellite-based M2M tech has become something many companies rely on quite a bit in markets like oil and gas. Banking and finance and environmental monitoring are other industries that have seen quite a few positives from satellite based technology. 

Companies see these kinds of technologies as ones that will drive those sectors more and more, thanks to just how precise and dependable the satellite tech industry has become.

London-based Inmarsat says its use of the L-band spectrum means 99.9 percent network availability, and a dependable and flexible solution for locations in remote areas that don’t require or can’t support a full staff.

Edited by Braden Becker

Contributing Writer

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