Nano-satellite IoT connectivity option now available from Genesys
Genesys is proud to be the first product developer in the world to order and receive a Myriota Developer Toolkit. Myriota provides a communication backhaul for Internet of Things (IoT) devices using nanosatellite technology. This technology has only become available in the past few months, opening up a new connectivity option for IoT product developers.
The Myriota option is one of a range of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies that allow devices running on batteries to have a reliable low-bandwidth connection. LPWAN is an alternative to the power hungry and expensive options provided by traditional WAN technology, such as 4G cellular. Genesys is developing standardised software and hardware modules in all the major LPWAN options, allowing customers to pick and choose the right solution for them.
The satellite option is ideal for remote locations but could be suitable for any device that has a clear view of the sky. Myriota has developed clever technology that allows its satellite to receive hundreds of thousands of individual messages simultaneously. The company’s transmitter can be packaged compactly and can send multiple small (24Bytes) packets of information, using only as much bandwidth as you need for your application. Users access the data via standard APIs after it returns via a ground station in Adelaide.
Last December, Myriota launched the first of its nano-satellites on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The device orbits the earth every 90 minutes, covering every location on earth at least four times a day. The nano-satellite complements three others the company has access to with other satellite companies, a much faster latency, and the company plans to launch dozens of more satellites over the coming years.