[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] TSAT unveiled today a new satellite communications platform designed for service providers eager to tap into the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market. TSAT 4000 Ku-band hub and terminals are built for narrowband data connectivity and applications in rugged and remote environments. The new platform addresses the growing demand for Ku-band IoT systems as traffic volumes increase across major industrial markets. TSAT is a manufacturer of cost-effective satellite ground infrastructure engineered for narrowband applications.
According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT over satellite market will increase to more than 5.3 million terminals by 2024. The opportunity extends across a diverse range of industries, such as energy production, power distribution and water management, as well as applications for smart transportation, infrastructure, environment and agriculture. In these markets, satellite networks will extend IoT connectivity into remote and industrialized areas for asset monitoring, data aggregation and network backhaul applications.
While L-band systems will continue to support extremely low data rate IoT applications, Ku-band networks are positioned to capture market share as network traffic increases. Ku-band networks handle higher data volume more cost-effectively than most L-band systems, due to greater spectrum availability, competitive pricing and flat-fee subscription models. The TSAT 4000 Ku-band platform is designed from the ground up for narrowband data connectivity and applications.