Inmarsat and SkyWave launch IsatData Pro

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and SkyWave
Mobile Communications, a provider of communication services for
machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, announced the commercial launch of
IsatData Pro, a new low data rate service for managing and communicating with
remote assets around the world.


IsatData Pro offers a significant increase in payload capacity compared to other
satellite-based M2M services in the market, delivering up to 10,000 bytes to
the device and up to 6,400 bytes from the device.


Other global M2M satellite services currently available offer data connectivity at
between 270 and 340 bytes.

By delivering up to 37 times more data, IsatData Pro can meet the increasing
demand for richer information in M2M applications, and allows businesses to
share more data across diverse operations, via emails, electronic forms and
workflow information.


Applications include vehicle telemetry information, text-messaging remote workers,
maintaining up-to-date driver logs, and the remote management and control of
fixed assets.


For mission critical applications, IsatData Pro can transmit a 100 byte message in
less than 15 seconds, or a 1,000 byte message in 45 seconds – ideal for sending
information to drivers operating in high-risk areas, or for the effective use
of sensors to closely manage remote equipment.


“The M2M market is set to continue its rapid growth globally, but it is currently
under-served by services that cannot match the increasing data demands,”
said Drew Brandy, director of Land Services at Inmarsat.
By supporting a significant increase in the size of M2M messages, IsatData Pro
will provide better visibility of business operations, allow for risks to be
managed more effectively, and deliver enhanced efficiencies.


Furthermore it does so with the support of the most reliable global mobile satellite
network, the Inmarsat-4s, which have an expected operational lifetime into the

“IsatData Pro is a real game changer for our clients, for Inmarsat and for us,” said
Sean Faulkner, vice president for IsatData Pro at SkyWave Mobile


Previously limited to a few bytes of information, transportation companies can now go from
tracking and monitoring for security purposes, to using the enhanced data to
provide logistic services. Utilities can send more data, more reliably, from
multiple sensors.


SCADA applications can go from alarm monitoring to really driving the performance and
value of equipment.  It enables organisations to stay in touch with remote
assets and workers where, previously, this was technically impossible or
prohibited by cost.

SkyWave offers a series of fully-functional satellite terminals, modems and software
tools to support the rapid integration of applications.

A number of partners around the world are now integrating IsatData Pro into their
applications that support the transportation, oil and gas, utilities, SCADA,
maritime, defence and security, commercial fishing and heavy equipment sectors.


SkyWave’s IDP 600 series of all-weather data terminals include integrated GPS, as well as
digital and analog ports for connecting sensors to relay data such as fuel
levels, engine temperature and speed.



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