Hybrid Solutions for Industrial IoT Connectivity

Hybrid Solutions for Industrial IoT Connectivity

As industries embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, the need for reliable and fast connectivity has become critical. However, traditional connectivity solutions don’t meet the needs for many organizations which need to deploy IIoT in areas without terrestrial communications infrastructure. This is where hybrid connectivity solutions which include satellite backhaul can be transformative. 


Hybrid solutions combine the strengths of different connectivity technologies to provide a seamless and reliable connection for IIoT devices. Those, such as Krucial CONNECT, which use satellite as part of the offering,  can connect devices from anywhere on earth.  


Advantages of Hybrid Solutions for Industrial IoT 

One of the most significant advantages of hybrid solutions for IIoT is their flexibility and reliability. With multiple connectivity technologies working together, devices can tap into whatever is available – meaning there should be no downtime and data keeps flowing regardless of location or weather conditions. 


This results in an ultra-resilient connectivity solution which is not reliant on patchy cellular, which can go down due to extreme weather and is not available across much of the planet.


Krucial CONNECT – Hybrid Solution for IIoT 

Krucial CONNECT is a hybrid connectivity solution that brings together the best of satellite communications with cellular technology, giving business the resilient communications infrastructure required to operate anywhere. 


If the cell network fails, satellite takes over. If the power goes down, or mains power isn’t an option, there’s a wide choice of built-in power sources. Users always have the mission-critical intel they need to respond quickly, reduce risk and make informed business decisions. 


Use case – pipeline monitoring  

It makes sense to cut the cost of diagnosing pipeline faults for gas operators using sensors. But without wifi and in areas with patchy cellular coverage, deploying sensors to their fullest potential is impossible. With thousands of miles of pipelines all over the world, often passing through some of the most inaccessible terrain on the planet, how can operators monitor these assets efficiently? 


Krucial CONNECT solves this problem – enabling fully remote monitoring with continuous, secure and resilient connectivity. In any situation. 


  • Apply maintenance preventively, not reactively, avoiding costly damage and stoppages 
  • Remotely troubleshoot your lines and address defects the moment you spot them 
  • Improve safety, protect the environment, and reduce losses by tackling leaks faster and more effectively than before 
  • Reduce downtime, keep all your assets working hard and significantly cut your maintenance costs 

Connectivity anywhere, anytime with a hybrid solution 


Hybrid connectivity is a necessity for organizations looking to confidently deploy and monetize industrial IoT. The ability to tap into multiple communications backhauls not only means technology can be fully utilized regardless of terrestrial infrastructure, but also adds a layer of resilient to connectivity across sectors and geographies.  


If you want more information on how Krucial can enable the digitization of water basins, fill out the form below and one of the team will be in touch.

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