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Satellite-based IoT solutions for agriculture

Farmers face a major challenge in the next few years. Food production must be made more efficient, more resource-saving and more ecologically compatible. Weather, soil and other geodata as well as relevant equipment data must be recorded and evaluated. The digital networking of agricultural processes is essential here. Agriculture is therefore increasingly dependent on innovative IoT solutions.




Why are satellite-based IoT solutions important for agriculture?

Fast and reliable internet is a prerequisite for using IoT solutions.

A fast internet connection is not available, particularly in rural regions or remote areas.

Satellite communication is available worldwide and enables fast and reliable internet connection.


Goal: Digital networking of agricultural processes
Task: Fast and reliable internet connection
Requirements: Using IoT solutions in remote areas

Advantages of satellite-based IoT solutions

  • Digital monitoring and control of agricultural processes even in regions without mobile communications or internet connection
  • targeted management of agricultural land
  • More targeted sowing, thereby saving resources
  • Minimizing water consumption
  • Ensuring ideal growing conditions
  • Precise fertilization and particularly economical use of pesticides
  • Ecological relief through reduced use or complete avoidance of pesticides
  • Minimizing plant losses
  • Determination of the most favorable harvest time
  • Increase production and efficiency
  • Improving sustainability
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Optimization of quality and yield
  • Time savings and cost reduction
  • Better planning of future management measures

Special features of satellite communication

  • Available worldwide
  • Ability to communicate even when mobile communications or internet are not available
  • Power supply option from integrated battery or from 110 V -240 V and from 12 V/24 V battery voltage or power supply via photovoltaics
  • Possibility of permanent installation using a removable antenna with HF or system cable connection
  • Devices with dual-mode (GSM/SAT) version available

Satellite terminals

The variety of satellite terminals available today meets every requirement for a modern communication unit - whether mobile or stationary.

The extensive equipment of the current devices offers numerous application options at the highest level of security.

The satellite terminals are available in different sizes and functions and can be optionally configured.

The modern devices are very robust as they were designed for use under extreme conditions by military organizations, media and aid groups.

Most devices are dust and splash-proof, and some even have protection class IP-67.





MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge – the perfect combination

Our solar powered MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge is the perfect solution.

The LoRaWAN™ system with IDP backhaul can provide you with all the data information you need.

The MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge provides network server connectivity for 100 distributed LoRaWAN™ sensors via an Inmarsat IsatData Pro (IDP) satellite terminal.

The system works with an optimized protocol to ensure that satellite transmission costs per sensor are kept as low as possible.

This makes the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge a standalone, low-power and cost-effective solution for adding satellite connectivity to your existing COTS LoRaWAN™ sensors.


  • Global coverage via the Inmarsat IsatData Pro service (IDP)
  • Supports a very wide range of commercial and off-the-shelf (COTS) LoRaWAN™ sensors
  • Continuous operation with a single 80W solar panel
  • Weather protected (IP-67)
  • Cloud-based interface and API for remote LoRaWAN™ configuration (no field visits required for reconfiguration).


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Procurement of the appropriate satellite solution is a complex issue. The communication costs and device prices of the different satellite systems vary greatly and must therefore be tailored to the respective application.

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To get to know you for the first time, we offer you our free webinar “Satellite-supported IoT solutions for agriculture”.

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