Stratos Partners With Zedi to Deploy BGAN-Based SCADA Network
[Satellite TODAY 09-09-10] Stratos Global has partnered with Zedi to deploy a large-scale supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network based on Inmarsat’s BGAN mobile broadband satellite service, the companies announced Sept. 8.
Utilizing Addvalue’s Sabre Ranger compact BGAN terminal, the Stratos and Zedi network aims to enable several hundred remote unmanned sites to be monitored and controlled from the customer’s global operations center and replace an end-user’s older-generation Inmarsat GAN mobile packet data service. The terminal delivers high-speed IP data at rates up to 492 kbps, as well as global voice connectivity. Stratos is the exclusive Inmarsat distribution partner for the Sabre Ranger.
The two companies said they have already begun deploying an IP-based SCADA network for a major oilfield-services company and that the overall deployment will be expanded to include progressive cavity pumps and other upstream facilities.
“This groundbreaking global deployment is the result of a strategic partnership between Stratos, Zedi, Addvalue and the end-user that included nearly two years of rigorous testing … Before this deployment, BGAN-based SCADA networks of this scale did not exist,” Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm said in a statement.