Thuraya Telecommunications announced the launch of its Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. by Thuraya's real-time, two-way Internet Protocol (IP) network with speeds of up to 444 Kbps, a Remote Terminal Management (RTM) platform and the Thuraya IP+ terminal.
According to the company, the new service extends the capabilities of the company's IP+ terminal to support a wider range of M2M applications. Thuraya designed the service for efficient communication between devices and for the control and consolidation of data from remote equipment. The service targets a number of sectors including oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, banking and government.
The RTM platform provides a set of connectivity management features including usage monitoring, connection control, abnormal session management, geo-fencing, firewall management, usage traffic graphs and charts. Its device management features allow users to view a connected terminal's position, signal strength and current status. Users can also reboot and configure the terminal remotely.
"The rise in IoT applications and M2M adoption has triggered an increase in demand among several sectors for higher throughput applications deployed over satellite. Some of these solutions include video- and image capturing for surveillance and security; oil and gas real-time applications; smart-grid Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) recloser connectivity, and wind and solar farm monitoring," said Thuraya's acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Rashid Baba.