Globecomm is a pioneer in IoT applications for the maritime market. It is a particularly demanding place to deploy the Internet of Things, because ship owners are highly sensitive to the cost of satellite connections to their vessels and IoT solutions depend on real-time communications around the clock. In the ship owner’s cost-benefit analysis, the value of the cargo has to justify the cost of constant monitoring.
One kind of cargo that fits the bill is the refrigerated shipping container. These units maintain a constant temperature to protect perishable goods – as long as they are supplied with power from a truck, ship or from a diesel generator. There is high value in being able to ensure a shipper that the temperature inside the container remained within the right limits, and IoT technology is the only way to do it.