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The Inmarsat Application and Solution Provider (ASP) Programme has arrived here and it is designed to accelerate the availability of IoT solutions through satellite connectivity

The Inmarsat ASP Programme will accelerate availability of IoT solutions across previous inaccessible land masses by providing connectivity and support framework

Inmarsat is a world leader in mobile satellite communications and has been eyeing us off for some time as it reckons it can offer an alternative that is way in advance of current providers.

The company has just launched its Application and Solution Provider (ASP) Programme to Australian retailers of software, hardware and other internet solutions. With, in addition products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Local companies can gain access to Inmarsat’s global satellite connectivity and regional presence to offer their products into markets unavailable to them previously.

The development of the Inmarsat service will allow companies operating in areas without reliable connectivity to access a broad choice of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to offer their customer base.

The ASP Programme has already launched with two innovative partners on board and with plans to bring more partners in over the coming months.

Australian-based agri-tech IoT innovators Farmbot Monitoring Solutions are on a high-growth trajectory within Australia and have been working with Inmarsat for more than a year.

While MinFarm Tech are a Swedish-owned engineering product company, focused on supporting hardware engineering for extreme and remote environments.

The program is also open to new entrants and established brands of any size who have developed an innovative digital product or service but may need additional support to offer the benefits of satellite-enabled IoT solutions.

Inmarsat will provide dedicated technical guidance on how to integrate and support its highly-reliable satellite services, go-to-market strategy planning and provide access to the Inmarsat distribution channel into new markets.

Providers working across a highly diverse range of industries, including agriculture, mining and energy, as well as agnostic technology providers will be considered for access.

Through inmarsat’s connectivity the Farmbot IoT solution enables farmers to remotely monitor critical water supplies at any time on their mobile

Commenting on the ASP Program, Mike Carter President of Enterprise at Inmarsat, said, “Inmarsat and our partners have been pioneering satellite enabled IoT for a number of years.

“With this new initiative we are set to accelerate the roll out of IoT into remote areas of the world where the data points might be the most valuable.

“Key to this acceleration is the provision of innovative turnkey solutions that our ASPs are creating, along with Inmarsat’s reliable connectivity, to ensure that the IoT solution works wherever it is needed.”

“We are seeing a huge increase in technological innovation from providers working in different sectors to develop new IoT products and solutions that need reliable connectivity to function,” Carter continued.

“The ASP Programme is a flexible initiative to nurture those relationships that fit each organisation’s specific needs, either directly or through one of our main distribution partners.  

“Some providers may simply need reliable satellite connectivity while others might benefit from deeper involvement to expand their business globally. Such as helping to homologate an IoT solution for distribution into a specific country or additional marketing and sales enablement.

“It is this level of direct engagement and ongoing support that will help to ensure long-term growth and success for all partners, and this will be invaluable for us to continue driving global IoT innovation and adoption across our core sectors.”

Stephen Lynam, CEO of MinFarm Tech, one of Inmarsat’s new ASPs said, “Joining Inmarsat’s ASP initiative has given us access to their global channel which has been key in gaining access to new markets.

“MinFarm Tech is dedicated to enabling LoRaWAN to work seamlessly over satellite networks. We are very excited to partner with Inmarsat and CPN to deliver the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge product which enables LoRaWAN to be used over IDP for the first time.

“This product will enable customers to pick a truly global and trusted satellite service provider in Inmarsat.” Stephen concluded.

Andrew Coppin, Managing Director of Farmbot Monitoring Solutions added: “Being involved with Inmarsat’s ASP project is an exciting step forward in the development of Farmbot solutions.

“It has the potential to improve significantly the management of critical water resources for farmers worldwide, resulting in tangible productivity gains, carbon reduction and ultimately more sustainable outcomes.

“We look forward to announcing the development of on-demand cameras for farmers over the coming months.”

Other organisations can register or learn more about Inmarsat’s ASP Programme here.