Norsat Launches New Machine-To-Machine (M2m) Satellite Product Line
Norsat International Inc., a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments has launched its new M2M (machine to machine) Solutions line for the Oil & Gas industry. Norsat's first product, Sentinel RMC, is an all-inclusive equipment and data as a service package that provides global, remote site data monitoring and control in real time through flexible communication services and an intuitive, web-based interface that enhances the user's experience. Sentinel RMC is currently designed for down hole well monitoring applications in the Oil & Gas industry; however Norsat's M2M Solutions can be used for any application requiring real time data monitoring and control, including air and water quality monitoring, early warning weather systems and others.
Sentinel RMC is a fully integrated end to end solution that includes a ruggedized remote terminal unit (RTU), communication services, hosting facilities, and an intuitive user interface to access data. The RTU consists of a powerful, integrated processor, a data storage unit, and numerous general purpose inputs and outputs capable of providing advanced data management and control. With a variety of communication service options including satellite, cellular, terrestrial, and point to point microwave, Sentinel RMC provides connectivity from anywhere in the world using the most cost effective service for the customer's application and location. The hardened hosting facility ensures that all customer data is protected while the intuitive web-based customer portal provides an easy way for customers to monitor thresholds and receive alarm notifications from anywhere in the world. Sentinel RMC is completely customizable to meet the unique and challenging needs that customers face.
Norsat's President & CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan stated, "Diversifying into new markets is part of Norsat's long term growth strategy, and with the launch of Sentinel RMC we are pleased to extend our reach into the Oil and Gas industry. M2M Solutions are increasingly important for data collection and management from rural, urban and remote locations, and Sentinel RMC offers an efficient solution that meets the needs of down hole well monitoring as well as a variety of other applications requiring real time data monitoring and control. Our expertise in challenging communications applications and rugged product design make M2M solutions a very good fit for Norsat, and we look forward to better meeting our customers' needs through this new product line."