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#1 Best Satellite IoT Devices for 2020 (Updated)

Global IoT connectivity on the best satellite networks

The Satellite Phone Store offers an extensive suite of M2M and IoT specific data terminals powered by the worlds most advanced satellite networks designed to allow you to monitor, control, and track assets even in the most rugged and remote areas of the world. Whether you need a simple connection for your IoT device to a customized dedicated satellite network, The Satellite Phone Store has your solution.

The Satellite IoT Advantage

Global Coverage

  • IoT Solution Provider
  • One Device.
  • One Network.
  • One Contract.
  • Global Connectivity.
Satellite IoT Deployment Time

Deployment Time

  • Instant access to the satellites.
  • No network development required.
  • No need to source local carriers.
  • Turn-key connectivity.
Satellite IoT Quality

Reliability

  • 99.9% network availability.
  • Not reliant on ground infostructure.
  • No network congestion.
  • Fully operational in disaster situations.
Satellite IoT Security Systems

Security Systems

  • Satellite IoT Devices are fully encrypted and can be used on the latest applications. Enhanced IoT security through sophisticated 256-bit AES encryption.

Inmarsat is a world leader in Industrial IoT deployments connecting the global supply chain, empowering smart cities, and promoting safety beyond the industrialized world. Inmarsat’s fixed and mobile satellite terminals have industry leading bandwidth, supporting data intensive applications with seamless connectivity on land, sea, and air, keeping your data moving no matter where you are.

Inmarast’s BGAN M2M satellite terminals give real IP internet access with Public or Private static IP address and total customization of online firewalls so that private networks can easily be created and scaled. In addition to giving real IP access to remote BGAN M2M satellite sites Inmarsat’s M2M satellite services are billed by the kilobyte (KB) making their terminals and service ideal for applications needing two-way IP access to quickly deploy.



Compare Inmarsat IoT Satellite Devices

Below are various examples of Cobham, Hughes & Wideye IoT devices on the Inmarsat network.

  Cobham Explorer 323 Hughes 9450-C11 Hughes 9502 Two-Piece BGAN Hughes 9502 One-Piece Cobham Explorer 540 Wideye Sabre Ranger M2M
Terminal Cobham Explorer 323 (Q1 2020) Hughes 9450 Hughes 9502 Two - Piece Hughes 9502 One - Piece Cobham Explorer 540 Wideye Sabre Ranger M2M
Price $3,495.00 $7,395.00 $1,299.00 $1,895.00 $1,750.00 $2,995.00
Network Inmarsat Inmarsat Inmarsat Inmarsat Inmarsat Inmarsat
Data Speed Up to 464 kbps Up to 464 kbps Up to 464 kbps Up to 464 kbps Up to 464 kbps Up to 384 kbps
Connectivity IP IP IP IP IP IP
GPS
Size 252 x 119 2.0kg Terminal 281 x 234 x 46 2.3kg Antenna 252 x 119 2.0kg Terminal 200 x 150 x 45mm, 1.5kg Antenna 385 x 385 x 33mm, 1.9kg 275 x 275 x 84mm 3.8kg 202 x 202 x 51.8 mm 1.6kg 305 x 186 x 49mm 1.5kg
Interfaces WIFI, RJ 45, Ethernet 4 x (PoE) ports, Multi-user WiFi RJ45, Ethernet, GNSS and USB (for management only) RJ45, Ethernet, GNSS and USB (for management only) 1x RJ45 Ethernet with PoE, 1x Micro USB for external cellular modem, 1x 3pin for I/O, RJ45, Ethernet
Power requirements 12 -24 VDC 12 -24 VDC 12 -24 VDC 12 -24 VDC 10-35 VDC 12-18 VDC
Power Source Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter)
Durability Modem -25° C to +55° C operating Antenna -25° C to +55° C operating Modem -25° C to +55°C operating Antenna -25° C to +55° C operating -40° C to +80° C survival -40°C to +75°C -40°C to +75°C -40 to 75°C, reduced operation -40 to 55°C, full operation -40°C to +75°C
Configuration Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed Fixed Portable or Fixed Fixed
Environmental Rating IP65 IP65 IP66 IP66 IP66 IP65
Typical applications Remote monitoring and management of high value assets such as heavy machinery within transportation and logistics, precision farming, forestry, construction, oil & gas, mining, civil government and utilities Remote monitoring and management of high value assets such as heavy machinery within transportation and logistics, precision farming, forestry, construction, oil & gas, mining, civil government and utilities Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer. Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer.
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Shipping in Q1 2020, the new revolutionary design and exceptional performance make the EXPLORER 323 Inmarsat BGAN satellite terminal the perfect option for communications on the move in the transportation, agritech, mining, construction, utilities, government, emergency response, and Industrial IoT markets. Train, tractor, or bus, car, truck, or van, stay connected on the move or stopped with the EXPLORER 323

• EXPLORER Connect App

• Calls from your Android or iPhone.

• Router, Admin control, DHCP

• Webserver, Built-in NAT Router

• Remote Management, Network Management

• SIP Server, Point-to-Point

• Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)

• Price: $3,495.00

The Hughes 9450-C11 is a budget-friendly and highly competitive mobile terminal, ideal for government, first responders, public safety, mobile healthcare, and remote mobile fleet personnel in industries such as utility, oil and gas, forestry, cable, and telecommunications. Corporate disaster planners and remote field personnel can collaborate reliably and efficiently with various agencies and headquarters staff using video, voice, and data simultaneously.

• Fully autonomous tracking antenna acquires and tracks the BGAN satellite signal while on-the-move p

• Simultaneous use of Ethernet and Wi-Fi for IP data, including RJ-11 or ISDN for voice

• Four Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports

• Built-in WLAN (Wi-Fi) access point

• Multi-user capability (up to 11 simultaneous sessions)

• Two RJ-11 ports; one each for voice and fax, ISDN port

• Internal Web User Interface (UI) for configuration and control without the need for LaunchPad™

• Auto context activation feature allows data connections to be activated without user action

• Price: $7,395.00

The Hughes 9502 IP satellite terminal provides reliable connectivity over the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) for IP SCADA and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The Hughes terminal delivers affordable, global, end-to-end IP data connectivity enabling applications in industry sectors such as environmental monitoring, SmartGrid, pipeline monitoring, compressor monitoring, well site automation, video surveillance, and out-of-band management to primary site communications.

• No connection charge with BGAN M2M(normal BGAN charge is 100 Kbytes)

• Minimum CDRs only 1 Kbyte (normal BGAN charge is 10 Kbytes)

• No charge over-the-air modem software upgrades

• Exclusive airtime packages unique to the Hughes 9502

• Integrated IP Watchdog to ensure "always-on" network connectivity.

• Auto-on/auto-context activation automatically restores power and PDP connection to itself following loss of power and/or IP connection

• Remote control via SMS

• Price: $1,299.00

The highly popular Hughes 9502 comes in 2 forms, an all in one design and the 2-piece remote antenna version. Both units provide the same reliable IP satellite connectivity over the Inmarsat BGAN network for IP IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Their low power consumption makes the Hughes 9502 the perfect unit for unmanned remote locations where solar power is the only option.

• Withstand the most extreme weather conditions

• User freedom to position the antenna remotely

• Ultra-low power consumption

• No minimum connection charge

• Remote control via SMS

• Integrated IP Watchdog

• Built-in GPS receiver

• Price: $1,895.00

Rugged, compact, and powerful, the EXPLORER 540 is a perfect satellite solution for M2M and IoT solutions of all kinds. The ability to transfer data from remote locations without requiring human interaction enables previously unprecedented amounts of data to be collected saving time and money. The EXPLORER 540 it a perfect solution to compliment or complete your IoT infrastructure.

• Global satellite coverage, 24/7 connectivity

• Remote access and easy management

• Data speeds up to 460kbps

• Power over Ethernet ready

• IP66 rating (Dust and water resistant)

• Enhanced security through sophisticated encryption.

• The smallest and lightest BGAN M2M terminal.

• Price: $1,750.00

The Sabre™ Ranger BGAN terminal from Wideye is designed for SCADA applications and features a hard, mechanical casing, to prevent damage and allow use in even the roughest weather. Optimized for providing reliable connectivity for long periods of time, it can be left in remote areas and put to task, even without direct user input.

As an added feature, the Sabre Ranger can be accessed remotely via SMS, allowing for control over the PDP aspect of the terminal such as activation, deactivation and reboot functions.

The included rugged mounting frame makes for easy antenna pointing and keeps your Sabre Ranger Locked in place.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) devices such as the Wideye Sabre Ranger can be put to use in a variety of fields and applications including monitoring of tectonic activity, control of water treatment and power plants, control of oil and gas pipelines, control of wind farms and a number of other facilities. The Sabre Ranger does not require the use of any external devices to function, and can be accessed via Short Message Service (SMS) to provide control of activation and deactivation in an efficient manner. All-in-all, the Sabre Ranger is a preferred choice for your SCADA needs. Price: $2,995.00

Iridium has the newest and most dynamic satellite constellation on the market powered by Its NEXT generation satellites launched in early 2019. Iridium has a wide range of business IoT solutions supporting applications requiring a few bits of data in real time. Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) is an easy to use and efficient service for small M2M applications like production tracking in the supply chain at a low cost.

The SBD terminals can be quickly deployed with minimal development and the data is delivered quickly and easily to your server via email address. SBD is recommended for transmission under 500 bytes, for applications that require more than 500 bytes we offer Iridium RUDICS, a circuit switched data service designed to be incorporated into an integrated solution delivering data to your private server via IP address.



Compare Iridium IoT Satellite Devices

Below are different examples of IoT devices using the Iridium satellite network.

  Iridium Edge Iridium 9522B Transceiver Iridium NAL 9602-LP Iridium SBD Warrior 9603 Iridium Core 9523 Iridium Certus 9770
Terminal Edge 9522B NAL 9602-LP SBD Warrior 9603 Core 9523 Certus 9770
Price $454.00 $1,599.00 $895.00 $590.00 $1,575.00 TBD
Network Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium Iridium
Data Speed Message Size: 270 Bytes (Receive) 340 Bytes (Transmit) Message Size: 1960 bytes per SBD transmission. 2400 Baud Circuit Switched. Up to 1960 bytes per transmission. Up to 1960 bytes per transmission. Message size 1960 bytes per SBD transmission. 2400 Baud Circuit Switched. Up to 176 Kbps.
Connectivity Short Burst Data Short Burst Data, Circuit Switched Data. Short Burst Data Short Burst Data Short Burst Data, Circuit Switched Data. IP
GPS X X X
Size 130 x 30 x 80mm 162 x 28 x 81 mm 1 lb. 71 mm x 48 mm x 23 mm 136 kg 2L x 1.4W x 0.75H inch 70.44 x 14. x 36.04 mm 32g 140 x 60 x 16mm
Interfaces RS232 AT Command Interface On / Off Control Lines 26-pin IDC connector for user interfaces , RS232 serial interface for data and voice applications I/O Interface: 15-Pin D-Sub Software Interface:AT Commands through RS232 DB15 female, Two Digital I/O’s N/A TBA
Power requirements 9 - 32 VDC 9 - 32 VDC 4.5V to 5.5V or 6.5V to 32.0V 7 – 28 VDC 3.2 V to 6 VDC 9 - 32 VDC
Power Source Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter) Mains (with adapter)
Durability -40°C to +85°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C –30°C to +70°C
Configuration Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile Fixed or Mobile
Environmental Rating SAE J1455 N/A N/A N/A N/A TBA
Typical applications Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Integration, asset tracking, fleet management, event notification, remote monitoring, text messaging. Remote fixed asset monitoring for telemetry and surveillance, real-time monitoring and control, small and large data transfer.
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IoT Everywhere! The Iridium Edge is an out of the box, plug and play satellite terminal with an integrated modem and antenna that will extend your IoT network across the entire planet. The small and rugged form factor make the Iridium Edge perfect for fixed and mobile IoT applications at an affordable price.

• Hardware-Ready Device for simple, low risk integration

• Low-Cost Device for affordable customer adoption

• Satellite Add-On for truly global coverage

• Ready-To-Install for quick time-to-market

• Robust Power Supply for industrial installations

• Certified in key geographic markets, Short Burst

• 180° Line of Sight for compromised, partially blocked locations

• Price: $454.00

The Iridium 9522B is a developers dream, this terminal not only has the short burst data (SBD) that the IoT world needs but it also has an optimized circuit switched data option *RUDICS for larger data requirements. The addition of Voice telephony makes the 9522B the complete package for embedded global communications systems on land, in the air, and on the sea.

• Pole-to-pole global coverage

• 26-pin IDC connector for user interfaces

• RS232 serial interface for data and voice applications

• SMA RF antenna connector

• Enhanced AT command, Integrated SIM card reader

• Enables continuous circuit switched connection

• Connects to small omni directional L-band antennas

• GPS feed-through connector for shared antenna

• DPL bus for control of external peripherals

• Price: $1,599.00

The Iridium 9602 transceiver, designed to be integrated into a wireless data application with other host system hardware and software, provides a complete satellite data solution for your application. The Iridium 9602 is ideal for IoT solutions, including tracking of maritime vessels, equipment monitoring, and automatic vehicle location. It transmits data over the Iridium network via Iridium Short Burst Data® service.

• Ultra-low power consumption satellite tracker

• DoD or commercial gateway

• 256-bit AES encryption

• Real-time GPS reporting

• 50-channel GPS receiver -160 dBm sensitivity

• Pole-to-pole global coverage

• 2.7” x 2.2” x 0.9” | 5 ounces

• Emergency alert switch

• Integrated motion sensor

• Price: $895.00

The innovative Iridium 9603 transceiver combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service to provide highly reliable satellite communications from pole to pole.


With the smallest form factor of any commercial satellite transceiver available today, the Iridium 9603 is ideal for space-constrained applications including monitoring, tracking and alarm systems. It is also highly affordable, costing just slightly more than the previous-generation Iridium 9602. Delivering two-way communications on a remarkable scale, the Iridium 9603 transceiver further expands the Iridium connected user base worldwide.

• Ultra-low standby power consumption

• Can be used in harsh automotive environments

• Controller for Iridium 9603 SBD transceiver

• Price: $590.00

Iridium Core 9523 is Iridium’s smallest, lightest and most advanced voice and data satellite transceiver module ever, enabling simplified global voice and data connectivity through the world’s furthest reaching network.


Over 90% more compact than the previous model and featuring standardized connectors, it easily integrates into new partner products to reach previously under-served consumer and vertical markets – and drive global communications in ways never thought possible.

• Ultra-low standby power consumption

• Price: $1,575.00

Smaller, lighter, faster. The new Iridium Certus 9770 offers a unique combination of performance and design allowing unlimited potential for new IoT applications.

The Certus 9770 is a midband product with IP data speeds up to 88 Kbps filling a gap between the Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) and the powerful MissionLINK Certus, allowing for more cost-effective service, over a broader range of solutions. The new Iridium Certus 9770 will be available in Q1 of 2020.

Compare Iridium Service Plans

Plan A

$27.00 / mo
  • 0 Bytes Data
  • 1 month Duration
  • $1.15 each addnl. Bytes
  • 24/7 Premium Support

LBS 8KB

$28.78 / mo
  • 8 KB Data
  • 1 month Duration
  • $1.78 each addnl. KB
  • 24/7 Premium Support

Plan C

$35.10 / mo
  • 17 KB Data
  • 1 month Duration
  • $1.69 each addnl. KB
  • 24/7 Premium Support

Plan D

$56.25 / mo
  • 30 KB Data
  • 1 month Duration
  • $1.15 each addnl. KB
  • 24/7 Premium Support

Globalstar provides simple low cost IoT solutions with coverage you can count on in 120 countries around the globe. The Low earth orbit satellites using “bent pipe” technology offers the lowest latency time in the market and superior quality and reliability.

Globalstar’s SmartOne series tracking devises run on the efficient Simplex L- band network operate on very little power in fact the new SmartOne Solar can alive for up to 10 years with standard reporting intervals. Low cost, less hassle, and more productivity is the Globalstar advantage.



Globalstar SmartOne Solar

The SmartOne Solar is the next generation of Globalstar’s industry-acclaimed SmartOne IoT devices. The SmartOnce Solar is a rugged and compact commercial grade management tool for both fixed and mobile assets. The SmartOne Solar utilizes motion sensors, comparative GPS positions and custom configured sensors to gather and transmit asset status information. Know what’s happening with your asset at all times for safety, security, efficiency, and peace of mind with the SmartOnce Solar.

• Solar-powered with up to 10 years of battery life

• Intrinsically Safe, Bluetooth interface

• GPS Location reporting in 4 modes

• Geo-fencing with configurable range

• Stationary or in-motion reporting

• Reduced messaging & theft recovery modes

• Receives and transmits data from external sensors

• Price: $399.00

The SPOT Trace is a commercial grade asset tracking device at a consumer price point making it the most cost effective way to keep track of your most valuable assets at a reasonable price. The Spot Trace allows users to keep track of vehicles, boats, trailers, ATV and more. If it moves, you will know about it and you can access the device from anywhere via Google Maps™ on your phone or computer.

• Worlds Smallest Global Satellite Tracker

• Rugged and Waterproof

• Track Anything from your desktop or mobile phone

• Custom Tracking, Movement Alerts

• Quick Setup, Line Power Option

• Easily Mountable

• Long Battery Life

• Price: $99.99

The SmartOnce C is a rugged and compact commercial grade management tool for both fixed and mobile assets utilizing the Globalstar Satellite network. The SmartOne C utilizes motion sensors, comparative GPS positions and custom configured sensors to gather and transmit asset status information. Know what’s happening with your asset at all times for safety, security, efficiency, and peace of mind with the SmartOnce C.

• Up to 12 different reporting times

• Interval or 24-hour operation mode

• Alternate reporting schedules

• Low battery message, Quick installation

• Automatic alerts if asset moves

• Messaging cost-reduction mode

• Global LEO Satellite technology

• Price: $130.00

The all-new Thuraya T2M-DUAL M2M solution with enhanced firmware that unlocks new opportunities for fixed and mobile asset tracking and monitoring. With these new enhancements, Thuraya’s T2M-DUAL solution puts power into the hands of users who need to monitor, control or track mission-critical assets in real time.



Dual use - Track Fixed or Mobile Assets

Dual-mode coverage: Dual-mode auto-switching between Thuraya's satellite M2M network and partner GSM networks allows for seamless, always-on coverage

Choice of transmission: Unmatched choice of transmission to meet any use case

Communicate over 3G GSM or Satellite: Messaging, GmPRS IP Data, Circuit Switched 9.6 data

Mobile fleet tracking: Track and manage vehicles and assets across distances and borders, to ensure remote asset safety and efficiency

Low total cost of ownership: Cost effective data plans with data pooling option, giving peace of mind with predictable cost

Key Uses

• Fleet Management

• Rail Tracking

• Oil and Gas SCADA

• Pipeline Monitoring

• Smart Grid & Smart Metering

• Security, Surveillance & Tracking

• Weather Station Monitoring

• Hydro & Environmental Management

Thuraya T2M-DUAL M2M

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Our IoT satellite solutions provide unmatched reliability, security and the reach for mission-critical operations in the air, on land, and at sea.


Industries that use Satellite IoT Technology

Smart Homes

V2X communications

Building and home automation

Manufacturers

NGOs & IGOs

Border Services & Homeland Security

Oil, Gas, Mining, Energy & Utilities

Transportation

Construction & Offroad

Agriculture

Energy management

Home Security Systems and Cameras

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