CPN Satellite Services GmbH (CPN) has joined the Inmarsat Application and Solution Provider (ASP) Programme, an ecosystem for providers of software, hardware and solutions, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in commercial land markets.
As an ASP member, CPN will gain access to Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite connectivity network, ELERA, and worldwide reach to scale its solutions into new sectors and geographies.
Since its inception in 1989, this innovative German connectivity solutions provider has specialised in enabling mobile satellite communications anywhere it is needed. A pioneer in the M2M-market, it offers a complete range of connectivity solutions, focusing on CPN enclosures that include battery backup, power converters, heating, cooling and remote thermal units like Moxa or LoRaWan™ Gateways.
CPN works with customers and partners to develop bespoke connectivity solutions designed to bring much-needed additional connectivity to IoT devices deployed in remote connections via satellite. Its MF‑400 IoT Satellite Bridge offers organisations an off-the-shelf and ready-to-use solution to simplify connectivity between sensor and application.
Commenting on CPN’s membership in the ASP, Mike Carter, President, Enterprise at Inmarsat, said: “Inmarsat is pleased to welcome CPN to our ASP programme and to be working with them to support their ambitious growth plans. Innovative solution providers like CPN are using leading-edge technology to help industries respond to some of the biggest global challenges. Inmarsat stands ready to support their journey through the provision of reliable connectivity through our industry-leading ELERA narrowband network, as well as go-to-market alignment and support.”
Thomas Nicolai, Managing Director CPN Satellite Services GmbH comments: “At CPN, we have a great passion for technology and look forward to solving complex problems. We offer specific, tailor-made solutions to meet special requirements for clients’ communication equipment, no matter how remote their assets or infrastructure might be. Products like the MF‑400 IoT Satellite Bridge solve many of the major problems facing organisations operating IoT sensors in remote regions. Connecting these devices to Inmarsat satellite networks brings added reliability and resilience, with the guarantee that accurate data can be transmitted and received anywhere.
“We’re thrilled to join Inmarsat’s ASP programme because we have reached the stage of our growth, where we need reliable, global connectivity, and a trusted partner to help us scale across our business in the agriculture, energy, information technology, transport and logistics and many other industries.”
The Inmarsat ASP Programme is open to new entrants, disruptors, and established brands of any size who have developed an innovative digital product or service but may need additional support to exploit the benefits of satellite-enabled IoT solutions. Inmarsat provides dedicated technical guidance on how to integrate and support its highly-reliable satellite services, go-to-market strategy planning and exposure to the Inmarsat distribution channel to enable access to new markets.
Providers working across a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, aid and NGO, energy, exploration and leisure, media, mining, transport and utilities, as well as agnostic technology providers will be considered for membership.
Companies operating in locations and regions without reliable connectivity, or which have mission-critical connectivity needs, use the Inmarsat ASP programme to access a broad choice of satellite-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) solutions developed by a range of providers that enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of their businesses.