Inmarsat Approves Hughes 9450-C11 Terminal for Mobile BGAN M2M
[Via Satellite 06-05-2015] Inmarsat has approved Hughes’ 9450-C11 terminal, making it the first mobile Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Machine-to-Machine (M2M)-enabled terminal, according to the company. Building upon the BGAN M2M 9502 fixed product line, the 9450-C11 enables the same BGAN M2M service benefits. The terminal can be used for satellite-only applications or as backup to terrestrial 3G/4G in least-cost-routing scenarios, and allows fleet managers to move larger amounts of customer data to and from their assets over the optimum available network.
“The Hughes 9450-C11 terminal and Inmarsat’s BGAN M2M service extend data connectivity for mobile assets to regions not covered by terrestrial networks,” said Graham Avis, VP and general manager of Hughes Network Systems. “The mobile BGAN M2M service by Inmarsat enables cost-effective fleet management and fills the substantial gaps in wireless coverage pertaining to overall driver safety.”