Redmond, Wash.-based communications provider Kymeta Corp. is expanding its distribution network to include global connectivity company FMC GlobalSat. The companies say the new partnership will make efficient and reliable satellite communications and internet connectivity available to renewable energy facilities, including wind, solar and geothermal.
According to the partners, the renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options such as fiber optic cables and microwave point-to-point systems, which can be expensive and unreliable. This can be problematic for renewable energy facilities, when power grids require consistent load balancing, monitoring, security, safety protocol management and asset management, the companies say.
Kymeta claims its KyWay terminals provide reliable access to a satellite-based network at a fraction of the cost of current connectivity alternatives for the renewable energy market. Kymeta’s flat-panel, lightweight and beam-forming antennas have no moving parts, making them maintenance-free, easy to position and easy to control, the company says. In addition, Kymeta connects to high-throughput satellite coverage, making high-speed connectivity available anywhere and at any time.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based FMC GlobalSat offers satellite and wireless solutions to markets and industries that require long-term visibility into cost and that demand strict adherence to regulatory requirements. The company now configures, integrates and deploys Kymeta solutions to support the renewable energy market with reliable, high-throughput satellites.
“As the renewable energy sector continues to evolve and mature, leveraging site data and the ability to communicate that data quickly and securely is critical,” says Chris MacDonald, chief operating officer of FMC GlobalSat. “Until now, the industry has been forced to choose between communication options with serious flaws. They were either outdated and unsecure, extremely cost-prohibitive or unreliable. The partnership between FMC GlobalSat and Kymeta allows us to bring to market a solution that cost-effectively and securely allows the industry not only to comply with regulators but also to empower renewable energy owners and operators to access the full volume of data that is available.”