Wireless Communications Options
There are several excellent wireless technologies that can be used to implement a remote monitoring and control system today. Each has different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
Iridium is a global satellite data communications company. Their Short Burst Data (SBD) service provides reliable, two-way data communications around the world through a global network of 66 fully operational low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure.
The SBD service is ideal for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1XRTT are digital cellular technologies that can be used to send and receive larger or more frequent volumes of data. These are best suited for applications that reside in populated areas where digital coverage is readily available. M2M Communications is an application developer and VAR for both of these networks.
In each of these cases, M2M Communications can isolate you from the 'technology' and provide Reliable Operation, Minimum Costs, and Simple Installation - Simply provide power and a connection to the device to be monitored, and turn it on. The unit will automatically report to the M2MCOMM web site and to your customer's private page.