The Importance of Data Collection in Utilities

The key to operational success in Utilities is to collect accurate, real time data from infrastructure and assets, at every point in the supply chain, from your networks, plants, treatment environments and customers.

A 360° view of your data gives you the business intelligence you need to solve the challenges of population growth, climate change, environmental responsibility, asset health, lone worker safety and system resilience.

However, a lot of the infrastructure is located in remote and harsh environments where data is unreachable via traditional cellular solutions. This creates silos and fragmented data, giving an inaccurate picture of operations and assets. Data gaps lead to bad business decisions resulting in customer complaints, high OPEX, redundant capacity, regulatory fines and reputational damage.


“With the proliferation of sensors enabling visibility in smart grids and networks, satellite presents itself as the most secure and reliable way to backhaul data from remote gateways to drive AI and predictive analytics” ~ Matthew Ellison, Ground Control Solutions Architect

Ground Control creates end-to-end, satellite Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) data solutions. These maximise telemetry and SCADA capabilities, lower OPEX, and bring your data home, wherever it’s located.

Our satellite and hybrid cellular, radio, satellite solutions go beyond the reach of terrestrial networks to provide coverage in even the most remote locations. They are scalable and customizable to enable precise measurements and near real time data aggregation. Our services include hardware, software and support for all utilities around the globe:

  • Solutions for connectivity for field technicians
  • Secure back haul of IoT networks
  • IP and serial M2M connectivity
  • Resilient failover communications
  • Secure data paths with encryption
  • 24/7 support services
  • Proactive maintenance

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