The BGAN platform provides, low cost and low power consuming technology that can be easily installed by non-technical users. The BGAN satellite network provides near global coverage on Geosynchronous satellites and it is ideally suited for installation on electrical poles because of it’s size, tolerance to movement of the pole and very low susceptibility to rain attenuation.
BGAN service offers a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to backhaul usage data from AMI concentrators, allowing utilities to extend their network reach to their entire customer base. BGAN provides ubiquitous, global IP data and as it is delivered via a secure and independent network.
Electric utilities can deploy either BGAN or BGAN M2M (machine to machine) services along power distribution lines, as a primary or secondary link to the utility’s data center. A single, two-way IP data connection will provide automated monitoring and control of reclosers, switches, or other distribution devices – anywhere – enabling utilities to maintain continuous surveillance of their distribution network for voltage fluctuations, outages and service demands. The compact and rugged build of BGAN and BGAN M2M terminals, make them suitable for pole mounting at most locations. Inmarsat’s global coverage and 99.90 per cent overall satellite and network availability ensures real-time visibility and remote control along distribution lines, extending your network reach to the boundaries of your entire service territory, improving decision-making and operational efficiencies.
In locations that are difficult or too expensive to reach with fixed-line or cellular communications, BGAN can provide connectivity for SCADA or SCADA-like applications at electricity substations, either alone or in combination with Network Innovations’ VSAT solutions. BGAN can also be used to provide backup communications at any substation, which would automatically take over when the primary link fails.
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