To stay competitive, large scale plantations must optimise operations and increase productivity. During critical operations such as planting and harvesting, any disruption between teams can lead to significant losses, but often teams are working in areas with limited terrestrial connectivity.

Inmarsat’s Plantation Connectivity Solution provides all the mobile field connectivity needed to keep people, machines and vehicles sharing data so you can make more informed decisions faster, improve your efficiencies and increase your ability to react to shifting circumstances.

We manage the connectivity, hardware and in-field support, and can visualise your data in our packaged application or integrate with your existing systems.

How we can help

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Make decisions faster
Understand more about where your machinery and vehicles are and how they are performing, helping you to prevent breakdowns and minimise work stoppages.
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Improve efficiencies
Aggregate, send and view telemetry data from machinery such as temperature, oil level, harvesting and idle time, distance travelled, fuel consumption and more in an easy to use application.
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Increase flexibility
With our highly mobile solution the connectivity follows your teams around, ensures communications are always possible and means infrastructure is never redundant.

How the solution works

Built upon our L-band Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite connectivity, which boasts up to 99.9% uptime, the solution provides highly reliable data transfer between field trailers, vehicles and machinery, and the operations centre. We install BGAN terminals along with edge connectivity to ensure everything in the field is sharing data in real time.

With the vehicular BGAN option we can enable telemetry data and autonomous operation. Our BGAN X-Stream option even allows you to send high quality, live video from your stationary vehicle to update and report on conditions to teams in other areas.

 

Features

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Portable trailer-based connectivity
The field hardware component includes a satellite terminal and power source that can easily go wherever your teams need to go.
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Real-time monitoring application
All of the real-time data from your vehicles, people and machinery is visualised in our application so you can make smarter decisions quicker. Alternatively we can integrate with your applications.
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Global coverage
Reliable, global coverage with 99.9% uptime through Inmarsat’s L-band satellite network ensuring you stay connected at all times.
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Installation, training and support
Our expert teams provide installation, training and support throughout the lifecycle of the agreement, ensuring you are always connected.
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Managed services model
Deal with one connectivity supplier wherever you are globally and reduce high initial outlays on cellular connectivity. For a monthly fee we provide everything you need to stay connected, reliably and securely.
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Video feed
We can provide you with dedicated video link services so you can access video footage of operations wherever they are and wherever you are.

Our process

Our expert team assess your connectivity needs, including your machinery, people and vehicles, and designs a solution that provides connectivity across your plantation.
Our technical teams deliver and install the solution on-site and on our networks using our management tools. This will include site visits, training and testing.
We are responsible for the ongoing management of your connectivity services and deliver service levels as outlined in your contract. We work as an extension of your team and provide reporting on the performance of your solution.
We understand that your needs may change over time, operating in new regions or working with different crops. We work with you to ensure you have the right level of visibility across your plantation.

How we work

Inmarsat Enterprise is the leading global provider of satellite-enabled connectivity and managed connectivity services for land-based organisations. We are enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and helping transform business outcomes across a diverse set of sectors, including agriculture, aid and NGO, media, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, transport and utilities.

Our expert team assess your connectivity needs, including your machinery, people and vehicles, and designs a solution that provides connectivity across your plantation.
Our technical teams deliver and install the solution on-site and on our networks using our management tools. This will include site visits, training and testing.
We are responsible for the ongoing management of your connectivity services and deliver service levels as outlined in your contract. We work as an extension of your team and provide reporting on the performance of your solution.
We understand that your needs may change over time, operating in new regions or working with different crops. We work with you to ensure you have the right level of visibility across your plantation.

Insights