Inmarsat's market-leading technologies take centre stage at DistribuTECH Brazil 2013

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is supporting local partner OnixTec in showcasing its market-leading machine-to-machine (M2M) services and a full range of integrated solutions at DistribuTECH Brazil, the South American conference for the energy transmission and distribution industry.

Delegates from the hydropower and electricity transmission and distribution sectors in North and South America, Africa and Europe will learn how Inmarsat’s M2M solutions offer the complete visibility and control they need over their infrastructure. Inmarsat’s two-way, low-data-rate satellite services provide always-on connectivity in areas where GPRS/cellular services are unreliable and “stressed” due to congestion.

Exhibiting this year at the Transamerica Expo Centre in Sao Paulo (booth #721), Inmarsat will present its expanded portfolio of voice and data solutions, and a game-changing pipeline of new services, including:

BGAN M2M
Inmarsat’s broadband global area network (BGAN) provides ubiquitous two-way IP data connectivity for low-volume, high-frequency bursts of data and supports Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications.

IsatData Pro
IsatData Pro is a global, low-data-rate service for long-term, machine-to-machine monitoring and control of fixed assets in remote, unmanned and inaccessible locations.

Push-to-talk
Push-to-talk is a hybrid voice dispatch and communication system that extends traditional push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities over BGAN where there is no terrestrial network coverage.

Remote Terminal Manager
Inmarsat’s Remote Terminal Manager is a web-based solution for remote monitoring, control and updating BGAN equipment and IP devices in the field.

Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Vice President of Enterprise Energy at Inmarsat said: “Inmarsat is delighted to be working with Onixsat to expand our presence in the Brazilian utilities market. Significant opportunities for satellite connectivity continue to emerge as the M2M market maintains its rapid expansion. Mobile satellite communications is increasingly recognised as a powerful tool for the utilities sector, where there is growing demand for robust and reliable solutions that can extend the reach of an organisation’s wide area network and provide additional redundancy to support power grids.”

Igor César Teixeira Falcão, Commercial Manager, at Onixtec, said: “Onixtec relies on the latest technologies from Inmarsat to reliably connect our utilities customers’ remote sites and provide industry-leading solutions. Through our relationship with Inmarsat, we are well positioned to help customers take full advantage of the new possibilities in M2M satellite communications.”

For further information

Rice Communications for Inmarsat
Donna Garcia / Susu Ho
T: +65 6221 8729
E: inmarsat@ricecomms.com

About Inmarsat

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 centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).