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MinFarm LoRaWAN Satellite Gateway

MinFarm LoRaWAN Satellite Gateway

GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY: The MF 460 provides low cost global connectivity satellite to LoRaWAN sensors in remote locations (Satellite terminals supported include InmarsatIDP, BGAN M2M and Viasat FT Terminal) The MF 460 can be powered for continuous operations by solar panels for deployments in locations with no grid power sources. The MF 460 is an outdoor unit with an IP-67 water and rainproof certification and temperature ranges starting at -30 to +70 celsius (Talk to MinFarm about battery selection options outside this range). The MF 460 comes in a variant suitable for operation inside ATEX zone 2, and includes LoRaWAN node options for interfacing with SCADA devices via HART, Modbus and analogue within ATEX zone 1. The MF 460 has a range of remote management tools for satellite airtime, LoRaWAN telemetry, SCADA downlink configuration and battery level monitoring that remove the need for site visits. The MF 460 is certified globally for Europe,USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Brazil.

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Customer stories

Syngenta remote IoT use case: soil moisture monitoring via Inmarsat

Products: Sensoterra LoRaWAN soil moisture sensor and MF400 - LoRaWAN Satellite Gateway with solar power

Use case: Reducing yield losses by
under watering on a typical crop 

Customer: Syngenta

Customer stories

Mconnected remote IoT use case: Restoration of Peatland

Peatlands are among the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth. Learn how MinFarm is working with an amazing team of partners to deliver a remote IoT solution that is helping perserve and restore them in Northern Scotland off grid and far from cellular coverage.

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Remote well head monitoring via satellite

A Remote Monitoring Solution for Explosive Environments. Track your equipment in explosive areas thanks to SRETT's ATEX certified pressure/temperature LoRaWAN sensors with satellite backhaul provided by the MinFarm MF 470 low powered satellite LoRaWAN Gateways.

SRETT ATEX sensor data sheet

Remote soil moisture monitoring via Inmarsat

Products: Sensoterra LoRaWAN soil moisture sensor and MF400 - LoRaWAN Satellite Gateway with solar power
• Reducing yield losses by
underwatering: On a typical field of
soybeans in the USA this system
could help prevent losses of up
to $50,000 in a single season.

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Carry-on Kit For Monitoring Goods On Bulk Cargo Vessels

This use case involves monitoring the health of goods during a voyage on a bulk cargo vessel. The requirements include:

  • A small and light kit that can be carried on a backpack by one installer
  • An easy to install kit that attaches securely to a railing of the vessel
  • 60 day autonomous operation from a small and light battery
  • Satellite backhaul that is independent of the ship's communications systems
  • Omni-directional satellite antenna that allows the kit to be installed anywhere on the vessel and can be used while the vessel is at sea without having to know the route in advance
  • The LoRaWAN sensors report once per hour, but the sampling rate required by the application is one uplink every 6 hours (4 uplinks per day)
  • 20 LoRaWAN sensors are deployed in the holds

Inmarsat BGAN satellite airtime cost per LoRaWAN sensor per month

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Inmarsat IsatData pro satellite airtime cost per LoRaWAN sensor per month

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Feature: Manage your satellite billing online

The MF470 Low power LoRaWAN Satellite Gateway comes with an easy to use web portal for monitoring and limiting satellite airtime costs in real time. An extremely useful tool during the testing phase and OpEx modelling for large deployments, and essential during production phase deployments