IoT News | Inmarsat launches the ELERA IoT platform, which enables flexible IoT connectivity for companies

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ELERA IoT it is built on the ultra-reliable connectivity backbone of Inmarsat ELERA. Support companies, distribution partners and IoT solutions or ecosystem providers with a comprehensive and flexible range of tools.

Inmarsat today launches ELERA IoT, a platform of IoT connectivity services, solutions and ecosystems.

ELERA IoT is based on the connectivity backbone of Inmarsat ELERA, the world’s most reliable network for the Internet of Things (IoT) and secure narrowband connectivity.

ELERA IoT provides companies, IoT solution developers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), IoT service providers and Inmarsat distribution partners with the satellite connectivity tools to meet all their IoT needs.

ELERA IoT’s range of reliable, global, fully mobile and easy-to-use connectivity services is suitable for all sectors and places, helping companies to fuel their IoT advancements and innovations, today and tomorrow. 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, using Inmarsat’s powerful new leasing services. In addition to these currently available services, Inmarsat is also developing new IoT connectivity services and partnering with ORBCOMM on OGx, their next generation IoT services, offering the best combination of broadband data packages with low cost terminals, which are should be launched in 2022.

Demonstrating the power of Inmarsat’s leasing capabilities, ELERA IoT also provides the connectivity fabric for innovative ecosystems and IoT providers including ORBCOMM, Hiber and Skylo. Additionally, the Inmarsat Application and Solution Provider (ASP) program is the marketplace for IoT solutions that work everywhere. Fully integrated with the ELERA network and developed by industry innovators, ASP suppliers provide disruptive solutions to the agriculture, electrical services, mining, oil and gas, transportation and logistics sectors.

Commenting on the launch of ELERA IoT, Mike Carter, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, said:
“Covid-19 has demonstrated the importance of industrial IoT for global production and supply chains. 84% of the companies Inmarsat spoke to in our recent research have accelerated the implementation of IoT, or plan to do so, due to Covid. Those who have already done so fared better during the pandemic. As companies chart their path into the new normal, the adoption rate of the IoT is set to increase. “

“Inmarsat’s new ELERA IoT platform is ready to support the entire IoT distribution ecosystem with connectivity that works anywhere. It provides the most versatile set of IoT tools to empower the companies that manufacture and distribute goods across global supply chains, as well as the technology companies and solution providers that serve them. “

“It’s a stepping stone to innovation, connecting people to IoT solutions that can reshape their world wherever they are and whatever they do. Whether it’s an agricultural producer looking for a livestock irrigation solution, an IoT solution provider looking to enter new markets, or an IoT ecosystem provider looking for a satellite connectivity backbone, Inmarsat has the ideal satellite connectivity option. “

“We are delighted to expand our long-term successful partnership with Inmarsat at the launch of ELERA IoT, which provides the reliability, longevity and ubiquity to support ORBCOMM’s next-generation OGx service.” said Christian Allred, EVP of ORBCOMM’s global sales. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Inmarsat to provide the best IoT satellite products, services and solutions to our global customers that enable nearly any type of industrial asset to be smart and remotely connected.”

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