Inmarsat ties with CPN and MinFarm to launch MF 400 IoT satellite bridge

The MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge offers organisations a ready-to-use solution to simplify the connectivity between sensor and application.

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has teamed up with CPN Satellite Services and MinFarm Tech to launch the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge incorporating Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service.

The solution enables data from IoT sensors operating on LoRaWAN networks to be optimised for transmission over Inmarsat’s IDP service, which will bring additional connectivity to IoT devices deployed in remote locations across a range of different sectors.

The MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge offers organisations a ready-to-use solution to simplify the connectivity between sensor and application. Powered by a single 80W solar panel and with battery backup capacity of two to three days, the device uses protocol optimisation to forward sensor payload traffic over the high-latency, non-IP packet data satellite services of the Inmarsat IDP.

This ensures global connectivity while keeping airtime costs per sensor to a minimum, lowering the complexity of installation and reducing the power requirements at the Edge.

Tara Maclachlan, Vice President of IoT, Enterprise at Inmarsat, said: “IoT is already proving to be hugely influential in enabling effective remote operations across many different sectors, and we are continually focused on innovation with the objective of making our services even better. Backhauling LoRaWAN network data over satellite utilising the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge is a major step forward in this regard, and one which underscores the strength of the collaboration between Inmarsat, CPN and MinFarm.”

Christian Nicolai, M2M and IoT Consultant at CPN Satellite Services, remarked: “We are delighted to be launching this product in conjunction with Inmarsat and MinFarm. The MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge will solve some of the major problems facing organisations operating IoT sensors in remote regions. Connecting these devices to Inmarsat satellite networks brings added reliability and resilience, with the guarantee that accurate data can be transmitted and received regardless of location.”

Stephen Lynam, CEO of MinFarm, added: “MinFarm Tech is dedicated to enabling LoRaWAN to work seamlessly over satellite networks. We are very excited to partner with Inmarsat and CPN to deliver the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge product. This product will enable customers to pick a truly global and trusted satellite service provider in Inmarsat while continuing to use their existing LoRaWAN hardware and cloud solutions. It promises to be a game-changing technology for the industry.”

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