Speedcast builds up IoT business

Satcom service provider Speedcast has announced the launch of a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform to monitor remote assets, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Designed to provide connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console, the Speedcast IoT Center is a configurable IoT platform that allows customers to choose from cellular, satellite, and low-power wireless options to integrate their devices.

Once those devices are deployed, the system monitors the health and status of the IoT ecosystem, including the communications network, the IoT platform, and end user applications.

Speedcast says that the technology is protocol-agnostic and able to ingest real-time data from any device, with translation and normalisation of all device data performed in the cloud. The system could be used for applications like monitoring assets for optimal performance and predictive maintenance routines, personnel monitoring and safety, and tracking and protecting cargo.

“Speedcast currently manages over tens of thousands of IoT devices on our network and the IoT Center will add further scale and depth to this growing part of the company’s product portfolio,” said Jeffrey Irwin, Vice President, Product Management at Speedcast.

“The Speedcast IoT Center helps customers maximise scale and minimise per-device labour required for IoT and M2M networks over the full product or project lifecycle.”

The company recently downsized its satellite communications services business as part of its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, selling off a number of customer contracts to Inmarsat.

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