In a world where 85% of the Earth's surface remains without terrestrial networks due to geographic and economic constraints, Plan-S utilizes satellite technology to bridge this connectivity gap. The essence of IoT connectivity lies in its ability to link industrial sites, ships, plants, farms, mines and various facilities in these uncovered areas where internet connectivity is essential.
Satellite connectivity is an essential solution for seamlessly connecting IoT devices and machines, regardless of their location. This is particularly critical for Industrial IoT/M2M applications, where satellite connectivity provides the monitoring and control of sensors, machines and valuable assets, increasing productivity and efficiency.
Plan-S's commitment to addressing global challenges and creating a sustainable future is further exemplified by the innovative features of the Connecta IoT System. This cutting-edge system is optimized for massive narrowband IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled cost efficiency, exceptional reliability, low latency, and comprehensive global coverage. The Connecta IoT System serves as a catalyst for the seamless development and deployment of IoT applications across diverse industries, irrespective of geographical boundaries or time constraints.
Connecta IoT System
A distinguishing feature of the Connecta IoT System is its Hybrid Direct-to-Satellite (D2S) and Gateway-to-Satellite (G2S) connectivity. This dual-approach offers remarkable flexibility, enabling dual-connectivity options and seamless integration with existing systems. Customers benefit from effortless access to their data through cloud-based services and APIs, while web-based or mobile applications are empowered with robust data analysis and analytics capabilities.
The backbone of this system is the Connecta IoT Satellite constellation, comprising more than 100 satellites strategically positioned to provide an unparalleled global coverage, minimal latency, and high capacity. This constellation approach ensures that IoT applications can flourish anywhere on Earth, unhindered by connectivity barriers.
Ground Stations, distributed across various locations, play a pivotal role in the Connecta IoT System. They facilitate real-time download of the collected IoT data and the swift upload of control messages, forming a cohesive ecosystem that ensures an uninterrupted and seamless data flow.
The Connecta IoT System customizes its connectivity methods to particular usecases:
Direct-to-Satellite(D2S) Connectivity: suiting smart agriculture, asset tracking, and forest monitoring, D2S connectivity functions best in situations defined by small datasizes, widespread device distribution, or mobility requirements. This technique guarantees the speedy transmission of crucial data without any efficiency degradation.
Gateway-to-Satellite(G2S) Connectivity is the superior solution for environments with high density, such as container ships, cities, mines, or energy generation sites. Its capacity to navigate challenging surroundings while maintaining a robust connection underscores its suitability for demanding use cases.