Posted by OutfitterSatellite on 9/27/2016 to Iridium 9603
Satellite communications is not just for humans. In recent years Iridium satellite communications in particular has become a common choice for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Conventional terrestrial cellular networks can fail due to weather, earthquake or other regional emergencies. M2M applications need to be highly reliable, so M2M satellite communication equipment is increasingly being selected. In some cases, there also is a need for broader ranging coverage than is available from terrestrial cellular networks. For this reason, M2M satellite communication applications now include global monitoring of vehicle and cargo container fleets, monitoring of oil pipelines, and even aerial drones.