Electricity companies can deploy BGAN M2M along their power distribution lines as a primary link in remote areas and as a secondary link in areas covered by terrestrial and cellular networks.
This enables you to continuously monitor your entire distribution network for voltage fluctuations, outages and peaks in service demand. Should demand spike or a fault develop, you can then remotely control reclosers and other devices to re-route the power supply.
Our Inmarsat-4 satellites operate at 99.9 per cent availability, so connectivity with all the devices in your distribution network is maintained – even during extreme weather and following natural disasters.
BGAN M2M terminals are plug and play – easy for your own field teams and integrators to install. Terminals come in a durable housing for long-term outdoor, unmanned deployment, and can be mounted on buildings or high up on poles to prevent damage by wild animals or vandals.
Data security is assured through encrypted private networks that comply with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation specifications. Password and SIM card protection ensure only authorised staff have access.
Since making this video, NIWA have adopted BGAN M2M for use in their monitoring operations