Satellite telemetry offers a communication alternative for remote locations where phone lines or radio frequency systems are an impractical choice. Using satellite telemetry, communication is achieved by interfacing a datalogger to a satellite transmitter, which in turn transmits the data from the field site to a receiving station.
The Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) provides global broadband data communications around the world between approximately ± 75 degrees latitude. The network consists of three geostationar...read more
The Iridium satellite network provides global data coverage for communication with stations located across the globe. This communication option is often used for stations at very high-angle latitudes,...read more
GOES transmitters send data via Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). The satellites have orbits that coincide with the Earth’s rotation, allowing each satellite to remain above a...read more
Meteosat is a system of geostationary meteorological satellites operated by EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites). Geostationary satellites have orbits tha...read more
Service Argos-certified Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTT) transfer data from datalogger sites to the Argos Data Collection and Location System via NOAA polar-orbiting satellites. Satellites can rec...read more