Satellite M2M Networks
Satellite connectivity for reliable M2M communications, no matter how remote
ORBCOMM is the world’s leading global M2M provider and operates the only commercial satellite network 100% dedicated to M2M, enabling us to provide the industry’s most complete service offering.
ORBCOMM’s more than 1.2 million subscribers enjoy complete global coverage across multiple M2M satellite networks including our next- generation OG2 constellation, IsatData Pro® as well as third-party satellite networks and technology.
Satellite augments coverage in areas where cellular coverage is unavailable or unreliable, while potentially reducing costly cell roaming fees.
- ORBCOMM OG2
- IsatData Pro
ORBCOMM OG2 Next-Generation Satellite Constellation
ORBCOMM Satellite Network 100% Dedicated to M2M
ORBCOMM OG2 is the world's first and only commercial satellite network 100% dedicated to M2M. The ORBCOMM network uses low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide reliable and cost-effective M2M communications to and from in the most remote areas of the world.
ORBCOMM satellites are constantly in motion around the Earth, providing inherent network redundancy and minimizing line-of-sight issues for continuous global coverage. Each satellite’s VHF frequency furthers signal propagation and message delivery is unaffected by bad weather. In addition, the optimized message size is ideal for M2M applications.
What’s New in OG2?
ORBCOMM is continuously updating its network to improve global coverage and enhance performance and reliability for our customers around the world. With the launch of 17 new, more capable next generation OG2 satellites ORBCOMM is taking its industry-leading satellite service to the next level.
Each OG2 satellite will offer up to six times the data access and up to twice the transmission rate of an existing OG1 satellite. Each OG2 satellite is the equivalent of six OG1 satellites, providing faster message delivery, larger message sizes and better coverage at higher latitudes, while significantly increasing network capacity.
Robust Ground Infrastructure
ORBCOMM's proven ground infrastructure enables worldwide M2M satellite messaging. Our 16 Gateway Earth Stations in 13 countries track and establish two-way satellite communications, while our Gateway Control Centers process the data and provide the interconnection to terrestrial communications networks. Our Network Control Center in Sterling, VA serves as the focal point for managing our satellite constellation and ensuring reliable message delivery.
ORBCOMM OG2 At-a-Glance
- Larger Message Capacity
- Lower Power Consumption
- Broader Global Coverage
- Better Performance
Inmarsat Satellite M2M Network for Two-Way Data Communications
IsatData Pro is the fastest low-data rate satellite communications service specifically designed to connect people with equipment and enterprise applications—anytime, in the world’s most remote locations. Using the two-way Inmarsat satellite network, IsatData Pro operates over geosynchronous satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO), with a robust infrastructure of ground stations located around the globe.
IsatData Pro offers enhanced reliability and the ability to deliver more data than other satellite M2M services in the market. This allows businesses to share more data across diverse operations via email, text message, electronic forms and workflow automation.
Inmarsat's global L-band satellite network offers the highest payload and lowest latency of any L-band satellite store-and-forward service, providing 99.9% network availability and a ubiquitous, resilient and flexible solution for remote monitoring of fixed and mobile assets.
The IsatData Pro network is also not subject to rain fade or impacted by other harsh weather conditions. IsatData Pro devices do not require antenna pointing, simplifying installation and adding to the reliability of unmanned terminals in an open environment.
- Higher Messaging Capability
- Quicken Message Delivery
- Lower Power Consumption
- Global Coverage
Limitless Industry Applications
Whether it’s used for managing trucks, fishing vessels or oil and gas equipment, IsatData Pro facilitates increases in business efficiency, lowering of operation costs and compliance with government regulations.
The IDP series supports a wide range of security and location-based M2M services, from tracking and in-cab messaging for transportation and maritime fleets, to transmitting telemetry information from oil and gas distribution equipment, to remote management and control of heavy equipment and fixed assets.
IsatData Pro At-a-Glance
- Global, Two-Way, Reliable Inmarsat Satellite Service
- Higher Messaging Capability (Up to 6.4/10 kBytes from/to device)
- Lowest Latency (< 15s latency for 100 bytes)
- Supports Broadcasting, Multicasting
- Cost-Effective Data Plans, Pooling Options