M2M

Enabling full situational awareness of your remote assets globally

From critical infrastructure protection, to tracking of personnel and assets, to environmental monitoring, Inmarsat M2M services provide government users with a reliable, secure, global capability that is delivered independently of local terrestrial networks. It enables two-way text, data communications and GPS tracking for users who need high levels of data availability and performance in permanently unmanned environments. With a range of small-size, weight and power (SWaP) mobile and static terminals, which connect to industry-standard sensors and controllers, Inmarsat’s M2M services can be integrated with a range of value-add control and reporting applications. Inmarsat M2M services are optimized for SCADA traffic profiles, providing low latency, global data reporting out-of-the-box and delivered within a secure network environment.

Our portfolio of global machine-to-machine (M2M) services enables you to manage your remote assets and enhance your IoT applications.

BGAN M2M

A reliable, global, two-way IP data service designed for long-term machine-to-machine management of fixed and mobile assets. Connects monitoring and control applications in remote, unmanned locations, giving you full visibility and management of your dispersed assets across an entire operational area.

For customers with data volume requirements ranging from megabytes to gigabytes, such as real-time surveillance or high-volume metering and telemetry.

A 3G satellite network service, it provides full IP data connectivity supported by remote terminal
management, debugging and configuration options. Using robust and lightweight hardware, BGAN M2M enables a wide range of M2M applications.

Global coverage
BGAN M2M is accessible across the globe except in the extreme polar regions.
Performance and latency
Send data using BGAN Standard IP at a rate of up to 448kbps with a low latency from 800* milliseconds, assuring real-time visibility of critical data.
Easily integrated
Simple for field teams to set up and integrate with bespoke applications, and to maintain without technical expertise or training.
Robust terminals
BGAN M2M is accessed through a range of certified terminals for mobile and fixed use, providing remote management and performance options to suit different operational needs.
Reliable network
Operates over our global satellite and ground network, with 99.9 percent availability.
Enhanced support
Free firmware upgrade over the Inmarsat-4 network, so field personnel do not have to be deployed to visit remote sites to perform the task.
Affordable
Low hardware costs with subscription-based price plans, no minimum connection fee and minimum billing increments.
Bespoke applications

  • Asset tracking
  • Fixed monitoring – remote surveillance
  • Fixed monitoring – remote telemetry
  • Fixed monitoring – remote tracking
  • Friendly force tracking
  • Mobile monitoring – remote surveillance
  • Mobile monitoring – remote telemetry
  • Mobile monitoring – remote tracking
  • Remote control of assets
  • Remote personnel tracking
  • Telemetry – SCADA
  • Weather, environmental monitoring

General applications

  • Surveillance
  • GPS location data look-up-and-send
  • IP SCADA
  • SCADA ECDIS