Global IP Satellite Services Enable Rich Data Applications Extending to Remote and Non-Terrestrial Reaches
Alpharetta, Ga. and LONDON–Internet of Things World Forum 2013–November 12, 2013–KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced it has added broadband satellite network services from Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to the KORE Global Connect™ network portfolio. The new offering is designed to meet demand for rich data M2M applications that also require uninterrupted network linkage across land, sea and air.
As M2M services move up the enterprise value chain, M2M users are looking to capture greater volumes of physical data from the most remote regions on Earth. In fact, the act of connecting isolated or inaccessible smart meters, or controlling expensive assets and natural resources in environmental control segments often requires devices be located out of reach of today’s cellular networks. Yet, integrating data to and from these locations is an important extension of the M2M footprint.
For example, jet engine monitoring systems need always-on connectivity to transmit continuous operational data from 35,000 feet. Or, within the mHealth market especially within developing nations, doctors and healthcare organizations require transmission of larger and larger packets of medical data from very remote field offices.
“We have witnessed a growing sub-set of global applications coming online that require more robust data packet delivery. Gone are the days where an asset merely needed to tell the home office that it was ‘present’ and ‘functioning properly,’” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “In our efforts toward continuous improvement, and to uphold our pledge to make M2M just work better for our customers and partners, we are excited to integrate Inmarsat broadband satellite services to the Global Connect technology portfolio.”
Inmarsat delivers a reliable, two-way IP data service for long-term management of dispersed devices and assets. It transmits 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.
“As the leading mobile satellite services operator with an unrivalled track record for reliability, it makes good business sense to utilize our globally available broadband connectivity services for the thousands of applications and millions of devices that KORE already has in place,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat. “We are excited to have our services supporting the KORE delivery platform and we look forward to working together to make new applications possible across multiple geographies, and within new markets.”
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
About KORE Telematics
KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, LTE, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.