Harvest Technology Group Limited (ASX:HTG) has entered into a global marketing alliance for ultra-low bandwidth remote monitoring solutions with Inmarsat Enterprise and Applied Satellite Technology Group (AST).
Inmarsat is a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, while AST is a global leader in satellite and radio communication systems.
Harvest’s Managing Director, Paul Guilfoyle, said this alliance will not only allow for the implementation of existing technology but will further fuel innovation for future cutting-edge communication initiatives.
Inmarsat is the leading global provider of satellite-enabled managed connectivity services for land-based organisations. They enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and help transform business outcomes across a diverse set of sectors, including agriculture, aid and NGO, media, energy and resources, transport and utilities.
AST is a leading global innovator in satellite communication solutions, offering a suite of unique propositions such as their award-winning IRIS and INTEGRA solutions.
Mr Guilfoyle said the alliance will provide the company access to the satellite communications infrastructure and tools to enable the transmission of high-quality synchronised video and audio over ultra-low bandwidth to provide the services required to remotely monitor assets, coordinate site surveys and conduct maintenance operations across the resources, energy and utilities sectors.
These sectors are facing increasing pressure to maintain vital infrastructure and equipment while safeguarding workers and cost-efficiency.
With global travel restrictions and sustainability challenges impacting many organisations, pressure is mounting for personnel in remote locations be connected live back to base, the office or home, to enable simultaneous review and decision-making worldwide.
From a connectivity standpoint, the company’s Infinity Wearwolf solution enables high data rate streaming of video and audio over satellite by wirelessly connecting to Inmarsat’s robust and portable Explorer 710 BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) terminal. Inmarsat’s global connectivity services are underpinned by the world’s most reliable satellite communications network, which is the backbone for maritime, aviation and land safety services throughout the world.
This ensures that any type of survey, inspection or maintenance procedure can be experienced via the eyes and ears of personnel on the ground under the direction of specialists, technicians and engineers from anywhere in the world.