TSAT 4000

Narrowband satellite solution accelerates industrial IoT and LPWAN backhaul

Many industrial companies manage their connections to their online devices with core terrestrial networks. As companies are expanding their operations into rugged and more remote locations, their data volumes are increasing from the Internet of Things (IoT) networks and mission-critical infrastructure. This development has led to a sub-segment of the IoT market called Industrial IoT.

TSAT 4000 architecture

The TSAT 4000 is a satellite solution designed from the ground up for narrowband data connectivity and IoT applications. Replacing terrestrial networks, is the optimal solution for service providers eager to explore the emerging industrial IoT market and need mission-critical infrastructure in rugged and remote locations. The TSAT 4000 narrowband satellite solution uses a Ku-band mini-HUB and a rugged terminal, supported by an intuitive Network Management System.

The Ku-band satellite networks, compared to L-band satellite systems, can handle a higher data volume, are more cost-efficient and will be the preferred solution as the market continues to develop.

How does the TSAT 4000 platform work?

The TSAT 4000 platform connects IoT sensors and devices that are geographically dispersed to related IoT applications. From one or two HUBS, a forward link carrier broadcasts information from the IoT applications to connected devices and remotes. The TSAT 4000 remotes serve as a local concentrator or gateway. They transmit sensor and device data on return links back to the HUB. The remotes can be assigned to specific terminal groups and return links. The TSAT 4000 platform supports cloud applications and can transport data from legacy sensors and devices that use serial interfaces and serial communication protocols. The TSAT 4000 platform network architecture ensures the greatest network availability.

Benefits with TSAT 4000:

Affordable narrowband technology

The TSAT 4000 platform enables private networking at a low operational cost. Users need minimal initial capital for the HUB hardware. The platform can support large captive or shared networks.

Operational flexibility

TSAT 4000 is a Ku-band model that is engineered to handle higher data volumes at affordable price points from several devices in remote and rugged locations.

User friendly LPWAN technology

Supports popular IoT protocols and integrates with low power wireless sensor technologies (LPWAN).

Range of applications

TSAT 4000 is designed for IoT, M2M, SCADA and other Low Data Rate (LDR) applications. The TSAT 4000 platform enables service providers to tackle a wide range of growing markets. The Ku-band system is the ideal fit for in-demand applications such as sensor data aggregation, analytics, security, CCTV and even SCADA.

TSAT 4000 HUB grows your network with you

The HUB is compact and built with modules to help your network easily scale in size and accommodate narrowband RCS2 return links. The flexible link access scheme enables TSAT 4000 to connect a diverse range of application requirements, such as static, random and demand.

The HUB’s DVB-S2 forward link modulator supports data rates as low as 96kbps. This enables the lowest possible network operating cost, while meeting high throughput requirements as application traffic volume grows.

TSAT 4000 Remotes

THE TSAT 4000 remote is a low-power Ku-band terminal designed for narrowband applications. It is available in three different versions for greatest flexibility to meet various use-cases.

Indoor remotes

The traditional indoor remote is compact and low power, suitable to mount on desks, racks (1U) or DIN-rails. The unit features an IP or Ethernet interface to integrate easier and aggregates data from connected devices using popular IoT protocols. The indoor version features a RS-232 interface to support connecting legacy SCADA RTU devices.

The TSAT 4000 remote supports return link rates as low as 64kbps and scales to meet high throughput requirements. An integrated Web browser simplifies site installation and commissioning. The remote features a L-band interface to use with commercial off-the-shelf BUC and LNBs.

Outdoor remotes

Where there is no sheltered space available to install the indoor version, such as along oil and gas pipelines, an IP67 enclosure option is available.

The third version of the TSAT 4000 remote is a fully integrated outdoor remote, where the modem, 0.5W BUC, LNB and feed system are in an ultra-compact enclosure.

The remote is specifically optimised to provide highly cost-effective backhauling from LoRA, Sigfox and NB-IOT gateways in remote locations. The very low power consumption makes it highly suitable for “off-grid” applications. Smaller PV panels and batteries provide power, compared to traditional Vsat terminals that require much higher power consumption.

 

TSAT 4000 intuitive network management system (NMS)

TSAT NMS handles a wide range of tasks across satellite networks of any size. Cutting-edge Web technology powers the TSAT 4000 NMS. It is easy to learn and operate. A secure role-based login ensures efficient management of a diverse range of tasks for both small and large satellite networks, such as:

  • Provisioning
  • Configuration
  • Performance monitoring
  • Statistics and reporting
  • Event and alarm management
  • System maintenance
  • Security mangement
  • Geo-location mapping (option)

Applications

Oil & Gas pipelines

Moving energy across deep-water rigs, remote oilfields and to the market.

Water management

Managing water resources and infrastructure to support human development.

Infrastructure

Protecting core infrastructure and enabling smart engineering design.

Agriculture

Making farms more efficient and productive to feed a growing population.

Power utility grids

Integrating and efficiently using energy resources for a sustainable planet.

Transportation

Keeping traffic safe and moving forward in any condition.

Environment

Protecting our environment and ecosystems to ensure a sustainable future.