Inmarsat Launches IoT Platform to Enable Flexible Connectivity for Businesses

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Inmarsat launches ELERA IoT, a platform of IoT connectivity services, solutions and ecosystems. ELERA IoT is built on the connectivity backbone of Inmarsat ELERA, a reliable network for the Internet of Things (IoT) and secure narrowband connectivity.

ELERA IoT provides businesses, IoT solutions developers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), IoT-as-a-service providers and Inmarsat distribution partners with the satellite connectivity tools to meet all of their IoT needs.

Businesses can track assets with small form factor IsatData Pro (IDP), monitor and control with BGAN M2M, or create their own IoT ecosystems or commercial offerings. In addition to these currently available services, the company is also developing new IoT connectivity services and collaborating with ORBCOMM on OGx, their next generation IoT services, offering high bandwidth data packets with low-cost terminals, which are expected to launch in 2022.

ELERA IoT is also providing the connectivity fabric for innovative, IoT eco-system providers including ORBCOMM, Hiber, and Skylo. Fully integrated with the ELERA network and developed by industry innovators, the ASP providers deliver disruptive solutions to the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics sectors.

“Inmarsat’s new ELERA IoT platform is primed to support the entire IoT delivery ecosystem with connectivity that works anywhere. It provides the most versatile set of IoT tools to empower businesses producing and distributing goods across global supply chains, as well as the technology companies and solution providers servicing them,” said Mike Carter, president of Inmarsat Enterprise.