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Microspace uses Eutelsat to roll out M2M services

Steve Rogerson
December 14, 2016



US broadband provider Microspace Communications is rolling out low-cost, high-reliability IP connectivity for business critical M2M and IoT networks across USA, Mexico and Central America using the Smart LNB service platform of Eutelsat Communications.
 
The two-way satellite service is called Velocity DataBridge and is suitable for users deploying M2M, scada and IoT services in sectors such as oil and gas, digital signage, security, and corporate networks.
 
“In addition to its market disruptive pricing, network management and monitoring are key features of the service,” said Joe Amor, general manager for Microspace Communications. “Microspace’s fully redundant, advanced monitoring and control provides a true enterprise level service with 24-7 visibility of every site within the network.”
 
The service uses 76cm satellite antennas and an integrated IP modem and router to provide connectivity no matter when or where it is needed. Using capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite, the service offers strong performance in continental USA, Mexico and Central America. This geographic reach is coupled with the Smart LNB platform that provides a service for low bitrate applications for M2M and connecting services.
 
“This agreement showcases the versatility and performance of the Smart LNB for M2M applications,” said Patricio Northland, CEO of French company Eutelsat in the Americas. “We are delighted to take our relationship with Microspace into new areas and look forward to setting valued milestones in satellite-driven IoT.”
 
Microspace is part of Capitol Broadcasting, a diversified communications company.
 
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and internet service providers, enterprises, and government agencies. Headquartered in Paris, with offices around the globe, Eutelsat has a workforce of 1000 men and women from 37 countries.