5G and Satellite Connectivity - How Remote.It is transforming the construction industry

February 3, 2024

The construction industry is constantly evolving, and companies always look for ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve productivity. One way to achieve these goals is by using operational technology (OT) such as Remote.It to implement zero trust remote access for monitoring and controlling.

Remote.It is a SaaS platform that allows the construction industry to access and control their equipment from anywhere, at any time, eliminating the need for on-site visits and saving time and money. Furthermore, by using Remote.It, companies can monitor their equipment in real-time, which helps them identify and prevent potential problems before they occur. OT, such as Remote.It, enables real-time network access, allowing companies to retrieve on-site data and remotely upgrade or change configurations.

One of the main advantages of Remote.It for construction companies is its ability to work over cellular and satellite networks. Traditional VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) rely on a public global IP address and require open ports for communications. 5G and Starlink based networks utilize CGNAT (carrier grade name address translation) and do not provide global IP addresses.  

How to port forward easily on Starlink

In addition, Remote.It is user-friendly and easy to set up. Companies can quickly and easily connect their equipment to the Remote.It platform and then access and control it from a computer or mobile device. Remote.It supports all major operating systems and embedded hardware.

Supported hardware and operating systems

Geoffrey Kirk, Site Integration Manager at Trimble, states, "A critical Remote.It feature is the ability to cloak our endpoints by binding a localhost while maintaining remote access. This allows us to be in full control from anywhere while managing who can access our devices to maintain network security."

Overall, Remote.It is a valuable solution for construction companies looking to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase productivity. Remote.It allows companies to remotely access and control their equipment, regardless of location, and monitor it in real time. Its ability to work over 5G and satellite networks makes it an ideal solution for companies looking to manage their equipment in remote or hard-to-reach areas. Remote.It is an example of Operational Technology (OT) that enables companies to optimize their operations, improve decision-making and stay ahead of the competition.

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