M2M Satellite Terminals

ethernet connectivity or messaging over satellite

 

The Explorer 323 is an omni-directional WiFi hotspot suitable for remote workers vehicles.

Available now with Inmarsat’s BGAN Link plans in Australia – no excess data charges and no billshock.

500MB/month only USD150 – excess data is not charged, the data rate is throttled.

  • Simultaneous high-quality voice and data communications over BGAN
  • Data transfer up to 384 kbps down, 225 kbps up at >20° elevation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability for Internet connection with laptop or smart devices
  • Simple, quick & easily mounted onto vehicles & inductrial assets (optional magnetic mounts)
  • Airtime services : BGAN M2M, BGAN Link

 

First of its kind
As a vehicular terminal, EXPLORER 323 is the first terminal to obtain both Inmarsat Class 12 Type Approval and BGAN M2M Certification,
enabling it to operate with traditional BGAN and BGAN M2M SIM cards.

NIWA using the Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M Terminal

This Inmarsat case study shows the reliability and durability of BGAN M2M for environmental monitoring by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric (NIWA) research.

The trials were so successful that NIWA quickly decided to adopt BGAN M2M for commerical use.

Hughes 9502 Key Features
    • Integrated IP Watchdog to ensure always-on connectivity
    • Auto-on | auto-context activation restores power & PDP connection to itself following loss of power and/or IP connection
    • Remote control using SMS-configuration, debugging and access to the web interface
    • Low power consumption
    • Relay mode passes WAN IP address to the connected RTU
    • Built-in GPS receiver
    • Optional serial port adaptor designed for Inmarsat connectivity

 

Optiweigh using Orbcomm’s ST6100 & Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro 

Optiweigh is a reliable, automated in-paddock weighing system that provides livestock farmers with a smart, fast and cost-effective way to remotely monitor and measure weight of the livestock cattle in their herds.

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Key Benefits of IsatData Pro & Orbcomm’s ST-6100

    • Highly reliable global coverage with one device
    • Low cost : affordable technology optimised for industrial IoT/M2M
    • Easy to install, with low power consumption for long-term operation
    • Flexible : users have a range of device options for software and system integrators

    > Ultra compact comms-on-the-move

    > One-piece system with combined transceiver and omni-directional antenna with integrated WiFi

    > Robust & Durable : no moving parts for the most demanding environments

    > Turn your vehicle into a mobile communications hub using only a single cable 

    > No excess data charges using the new BGAN Link plans

    • Simultaneous high-quality voice and data communications over BGAN
    • Data transfer up to 384 kbps down, 225 kbps up at >20° elevation
    • Wi-Fi hotspot capability for Internet connection with laptop or smart devices
    • Simple, quick & easily mounted onto vehicles & inductrial assets (optional magnetic mounts)
    • Airtime services : BGAN M2M, BGAN Link

     

    First of its kind
    As a vehicular terminal, EXPLORER 323 is the first terminal to obtain both Inmarsat Class 12 Type Approval and BGAN M2M Certification,
    enabling it to operate with traditional BGAN and BGAN M2M SIM cards.

    > A 3G IP Based Satellite modem with a semi-directional antenna

    > Can be used as an always on IP data link, or it can be powered up from sleep mode when needed

    > Suitable for connecting data loggers, RTU’s or any device that requires internet access for data retrieval

    > Ideal for sites that require up to 1 MByte per day

    • Integrated IP Watchdog to ensure “always-on” network connectivity -no manual intervention required to recover from an outage
    • Auto-on/auto-context activation automatically restores power and PDP connection to itself following loss of power and/or IP connection
    • Relay mode passes WAN IP address to the connected RTU
    • Firmware upgrades over the air or local
    • Reliable connection over the Inmarsat BGAN Network for M2M applications
    • A high-speed real-time Ethernet port to the Internet
    • Low Rain Fade. The L-Band is superior than Ku or Ka band
    • No laptop for installation :  a single function button, an Ethernet port & an audio port for audible signal strength in pointing the antenna. It can be pre-configured so that when the antenna is pointed in the field, the system is online and operational. The 9502 can pass the Static IP address to a connected device, so integrating remote equipment into your WAN is as easy as pointing to an IP address.
    • Ultra low power consumption – 3 to 4 watts for normal operation (hibernation mode pulls only .01 watts – wakes in 30 seconds) . This makes it possible to provide end-to-end IP connectivity to sites that are off the grid & to power-challenged locations that rely upon solar- battery arrays involving sensitive power budgets
    • includes 10 meters of RF cabling = freedom to position the antenna remotely& away from the transceiver in complex installations while securing the SIM card inside a premise or enclosure to better protect against unauthorized use, theft, and vandalism
    • Remote control via SMS – remote management platform for command & control to the terminal using SMS, including configuration, debugging, access to Web interface
    • Built-in GPS receiver Interfaces Ethernet connection (RJ45) USB–Type B for connection to configuration PC RS-232 (DB9) to external NMEA 0183-based GNSS device (e.g., GLONASS receiver) TNC connection on the IDU to the external antenna

    Data Sheet

    Interfaces
    Ethernet connection (RJ45)
    USB–Type B for connection to configuration PC
    RS-232 (DB9) to external NMEA 0183-based GNSS device (e.g., GLONASS receiver)
    TNC connection on the IDU to the external antenna

    Package Contents
    Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M Terminal IDU
    10 meters RF antenna cable
    External antenna (ODU)                            Stainless steel mounting bracket set, incl strap & hardware

    Certified FCC, CE CSA RoAS, EWRA

    Extended warranty options – 3 year or 5 year

     

    > Dual mode cellular + BGAN M2M

    > A rugged M2M terminal designed to provide reliable & secure IP data in even the harshest environments

    > Well suited for bespoke M2M solutions such as IP SCADA for data backhaul, asset tracking, real-time surveillance & remote telemetry

     

    • Lightweight & rugged IP66 design ensures durability for outside mounting – no enclosure needed
    • The optional cellular 2G/3G/LTE Modem is an integrated part of the design
    • Simple to set up and operate
    • Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input
    • Two cable glands for easy installation of standard power and Ethernet cables into the back housing
    • Can be used as an always on IP data link with Least cost routing between cellular & the satellite network
    • Advanced array of features for power saving & self checking, auto reboot if a connection fails
    • Remote management via SMS : configuration, debugging, access to the web interface
    • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity
    • BGAN M2M certified and BGAN Class 2 Type Approved for services such as BGAN Link
    • Polemount included in the package, simple to set up & operate

    Data Sheet

    Satellite Service : Inmarsat BGAN M2M

    Interfaces
    1 x Micro USB interface (Proprietary for external EXPLORER cellular Modem)
    1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot
    1 x RJ45 Ethernet interface with PoE
    1 x 8 pin Ethernet interface
    1 x 3 pin for I/O
    1 x 2 pin for DC power input

    Package
    • EXPLORER 540 terminal
    • Polemount
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Multi-language webserver (ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)
    • 2 Cable Glands and 1 Blanking Plug
    • Security torx bit for back cover
    • Allen key for polemount

    Approvals:

    CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK, Inmarsat Class 2
    Type Approved and BGAN M2M Certified

     

    > Portable, small & lightweight voice + broadband data communications  

    > Durable magnesium casing, dust & water resistent

    > Wi-Fi hotspot capability for Internet connection with laptop or smart devices

    > Easy system setup and operation

    • Simultaneous high-quality voice & data communications over BGAN
    • High-speed data transfer up to 464 kbps down, 448 kbps up
    • Wi-Fi hotspot capability for Internet connection with laptop or smart devices
    • Support for streaming IP at 32, 64, 128 kbps
    • Lightweight, splash and dust proof design
    • Airtime service : BGAN M2M

     

     

    Data Sheet

    Satellite Service : Inmarsat BGAN M2M

    Interfaces

    • WLAN Access Point (Standard IEEE 802.11 b/g/n external)
    • 1 x USB host interface
    • 1 x BGAN SIM-card slot

    Package
    EXPLORER 510 terminal
    Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
    EXPLORER Softbag
    USB to Ethernet Converter Cable
    100-240VAC Power Supply
    Multi-Languge Quick Start Quide
    Multi-language webserver and embedded manual

    Approvals:

    CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK
    Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approval

    Other Features:

    • EXPLORER Connect App for IOS and Android
    • EXPLORER Cellular Modem for USB

    > An alternative to the external antenna version, this integrated modem with a compact antenna is extremely rugged, to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions

    > Ideal for SCADA & unattended
    sites equipped for M2M applications

    > Exceptionally low power consumption (<1W idle)

    • Integrated IP Watchdog to ensure “always-on” network connectivity -no manual intervention required to recover from an outage
    • Auto-on/auto-context activation automatically restores power and PDP connection to itself following loss of power and/or IP connection
    • Relay mode passes WAN IP address to the connected RTU
    • Firmware upgrades over the air or local
    • Reliable connection over the Inmarsat BGAN Network for M2M applications
    • A high-speed real-time Ethernet port to the Internet
    • Low Rain Fade. The L-Band is superior than Ku or Ka band
    • No laptop for installation :  a single function button, an Ethernet port & an audio port for audible signal strength in pointing the antenna. It can be pre-configured so that when the antenna is pointed in the field, the system is online and operational. The 9502 can pass the Static IP address to a connected device, so integrating remote equipment into your WAN is as easy as pointing to an IP address.
    • Ultra low power consumption – 3 to 4 watts for normal operation (hibernation mode pulls only .01 watts – wakes in 30 seconds) . This makes it possible to provide end-to-end IP connectivity to sites that are off the grid & to power-challenged locations that rely upon solar- battery arrays involving sensitive power budgets
    • includes 10 meters of RF cabling = freedom to position the antenna remotely& away from the transceiver in complex installations while securing the SIM card inside a premise or enclosure to better protect against unauthorized use, theft, and vandalism
    • Remote control via SMS – remote management platform for command & control to the terminal using SMS, including configuration, debugging, access to Web interface
    • Built-in GPS receiver Interfaces Ethernet connection (RJ45) USB–Type B for connection to configuration PC RS-232 (DB9) to external NMEA 0183-based GNSS device (e.g., GLONASS receiver) TNC connection on the IDU to the external antenna

    Data Sheet

    Interfaces
    Ethernet connection (RJ45)
    USB–Type B for connection to configuration PC
    RS-232 (DB9) to external NMEA 0183-based GNSS device (e.g., GLONASS receiver)

    Package Contents

    Hughes M2M Terminal 

    Locking bar for padlock 

    Mounting screws & washers

    Certified FCC, CE CSA RoAS, EWRA

    Extended warranty options – 3 year or 5 year

                

    > Compact & rugged all-IP terminal designed to withstand all weather conditions & long term exposure

    > Ideal for SCADA applications in remote unmanned locations where users can manage the terminal remotely via SMS

    > Supplied with mounting hardware to enable accurate antenna positioning

    • Remote configuration and debugging
    • 24/7 Always-On Capability
    • IP watchdog for fail-safe operation
    • Multiple interfaces – 2x Ethernet ports, RS232, RS485, 4x GPIO/IO, Analog Input port
    • Antenna pointing switch/LED’s/buzzer
    • Single unit with integrated antenna (all-in-one)
    • Ruggedized (IP66) enclosure for prolonged outdoor harsh weather installation
    • NEMA Type 4X Corrosion Resistance
    • Enhanced Vibration and Shock Resistance
    • Over-the-air firmware upgrade at no charge
    • Supports 3GPP AT commands
    • Wind loading of up to 125mph (200kph) with Addvalue mounting bracket
    • Frequency Band : Receive : 1518MHz – 1559MHz Transmit: 1626.5MHz – 1660.5MHz & 1668MHz – 1675MHz 
    • Bearer Data Rate : Standard IP – up to 448/464kbps (send/receive) 
    • GNSS Air Interface : Integrated GNSS receiver and antenna (Supports GPS/Beidou/Glonass)
    • Services : Standard IP, Streaming IP (BGAN SIM) and SMS
    • Interfaces : Ethernet connection (RJ45), 2x 12 PIN Terminal Block, RS232, RS485, 4x GPIO Output, 4x GPIO Input, Analog Input Port, Local wakeup Input
    • Environmental :

    Operating temp: -40°C to +75°C

    Operating humidity: 95%

    Storage temp: -40°C to +80°C

    Storage humidity: 5% to 95%

    Water & Dust: IP66 compliant

    • Electrical : DC Input 10.8 to 32V
    • Power Consumption : Receive <6W; Transmit 20W; Standby ~1W
    • Weight + Dimension : 2.5kg ; 241 x 239 x 71mm
    • Inmarsat Type approved, CE, FCC, NEMA Type 4X, RoHS, IP66 ; IC

    More info

    > Delivers complete visibility & control of industrial assets operating in remote areas

    > Versatile & rugged for mobile assets such as light-and-heavy-duty commercial vehicles, railcars, fishing vessel, heavy equipment and more

    > Configurable applications and custom scripts can accommodate basic or complex deployments, on land or at sea

    Easy Integration

    Fully programmable with comprehensive resources to facilitate integration into a wide range of custom solutions

    Rugged & Versatile

    Features an environmentally sealed
    enclosure and low-elevation angle, engineered for extreme conditions

    Position Reporting

    > Automatic position reporting
    > Change reporting interval
    > On-demand position reporting

    Applications

    Suitable for light-and heavy-duty
    commercial vehicles, railcars, fishing vessels, heavy equipment and more.
    Two-way satellite connectivity is ideal for remotely monitoring & controlling fixed and portable assets used in SCADA applications such as those in the energy sector, where access may be restricted :  pipelines, flow meters, pumps, generators & tanks.

    Data Sheet

    Satellite service

    Two-way, Global, IsatData Pro 

    External Interfaces

    Inputs/outputs: 4 analog or digital in/out

    Serial: RS-232; RS-485

    Programming

    Lua scripting engine with core services. SDK with GUI development tools available. Lua software application upgradable over the air (SOTA)

    Core services: Geofence, data logger, position reporting, accelerometer events, serial communications

    Memory: Lua code RAM:4 MB ; Lua code NVM:6MB

    Certification

    Regulatory: CE, FCC, IC, Anatel, RCM Mark, IEC 60945, C1D2, SRRC, IFT, ICASA, FFA;

    Inmarsat Type Approval, IP67

    > Satellite-cellular connectivity – cost effectively track, monitor & control remote assets with multi-network connectivity

    > Feature-rich & versatile, with standard features including multiple I/Os & Bluetooth

    > Flexible programming for custom solutions

    > Comprehensive integration resources for quick deployment

    Easy Integration : Flexible programming environment for the development of custom solutions

    Feature Rich : multiple I/Os, including analog/digital/2 RS232, 1 RS485/J1708, 3-axis accelerometer & Bluetooth

    Continuous Operation : backup battery enables reporting when power is interrupted

    Applications

    Fleet Management & Driver Monitoring
    Keep track of operational status, fuel levels, driver behavior and location of valuable cargo

    Mining & Heavy Equipment
    Monitor equipment usage and status to detect misuse and enable preventative maintenance.

    Electrical Utilities: SCADA
    Remote monitoring and control of SCADA systems including electrical grid infrastructure and industrial assets like valves, pumps and tanks.

    Maritime: Vessels and Barges
    Enable reliable ship-to-shore communications and keep track of operational status and location.

    Oil & Gas
    Monitor and control flow meters, tank levels, wellhead compressors and temperature, as well as monitoring leaks, corrosion and theft.

    Smart Agriculture
    Monitor soil temperature, crop temperature and humidity, irrigation equipment and tank/silo capacity.

    Water Management
    Monitor well levels, flow rates, pressure and water quality, as well as pipeline and reservoir integrity.

    Data Sheet

    Satellite service

    Two-way, Global, IsatData Pro 

    External Interfaces

    4 configurable inputs/outputs:
    Analog/digital /input/output

    2 dedicated outputs (sink-ground)

    4 Digital/analog inputs (2x 4-20mA)

    Serial: 2 RS-232; 1 RS-485/J1708;
    2 CAN bus; 1-Wire

    Programming

    Lua scripting engine with core services. SDK with GUI development tools available. Lua software application upgradable over the air (SOTA)

    Core Services: Geofence, Data Logger, Position Reporting, Accelerometer events, Serial communications

    Memory: Lua code RAM:4 MB ; Lua code NVM:6MB

    Certification

    CE (R&TTE, RoHS 2), FCC/IC,
    PTCRB, Inmarsat type approval,
    ACMA, ICASA, Anatel

    Pending : ITF, IEC 60945, FFA

    > Simplified architecture for off-the-shelf, low-cost satellite messaging

    > An intuitive AT Command set is available for quick integration with external PLCs and general-purpose controllers

    > Optional internal super capacitor, allowing continued operation during temporary power loss

    > Built-in GNSS module allows global location tracking

    Unlike the ST 6100,  the ST2100 is not programmable and does not support ORBCOMM applications or Lua scripting. An intuitive AT Command set is available for quick integration with external PLCs and general-purpose controllers.

    The ST 2100 can be installed with side or bottom cable access

      Fleet Management
      Always-on satellite connectivity for tracking drivers and mobile assets in the most remote areas of the world.

      Cathodic Protection
      Ensure safety and compliance by monitoring pipeline health in isolated locations.

      SCADA
      Remote monitoring and control of SCADA systems including electrical grid infrastructure and industrial assets like valves, pumps and tanks.

      Data Sheet

      Satellite Service : Two-way, Global, IsatData Pro

      External interfaces
      • Inputs/Outputs:
      » Event Notification: Indicates that one or more
      ST 2100 events have occurred
      » 1PPS: One pulse per second output timed by GPS
      » Reset in: Allows external device to reset the ST 2100
      » Reset out: Allows the ST 2100 to reset an
      external device
      • Serial: 1 x RS-232 (AT Command set)

      Certification
      • Regulatory: CE, FCC, IC
      • Other: Inmarsat Type Approval, IP67, Anatel

      Solutions

      Hardware + Expertise

      Our engineering team design tailored solutions, using our extensive experience to combine the right devices, data & software for your needs

      > custom software scripts

      > enclosures and mountings

      > web platform development

      > custom airtime plans