Amidst the growing hype surrounding the Internet of Things, there is a forgotten category of users whose needs are not being met by traditional communications technologies.
Many farmers, resource companies, environmental agencies, governments, defense agencies and industries with remote operations have a strong demand for remote machine-to-machine connectivity. However they simply cannot justify the cost of existing services because they need small amounts of data from tens of thousands of sensors... Keep reading...
THE MYRIOTA DIFFERENCE
Low power micro transmitters
Our standard transmitter is a clever little module (D50mm x W50mm x H25mm) with inbuilt antenna, GPS, motion sensor, microprocessor and battery. It can be programmed to log data and transmit data to suit each application. It has a battery life of over 12 months for most applications and can withstand the harshest of elements.
The transmitter can send multiple small packets (20 Bytes) of data using only as much bandwidth as needed. This means you are not paying for more spectrum than necessary.
Our messages are received by Low Earth Orbit Satellites. These small and relatively inexpensive satellites are in polar orbit and rotate around the earth every 90 minutes at an altitude of approximately 800km. These satellites can receive hundreds of thousands of individual messages at a time.
Clever Signal Processing
Our messages are received by satellite ground stations and processed by software hosted in the cloud. This allows the Myriota platform to scale significantly. Your data is available via standard APIs.
Myriota was born out of The University of South Australia’s Global Sensor Network research program. Commencing in 2011, this three-year, AUD 12 M program was led by Myriota Founders, Dr Alex Grant and Dr David Haley, at UniSA’s Institute for Telecommunications Research.
The program culminated in successful demonstrations of cost effective communications with very high numbers of devices during aircraft and satellite trials.
Myriota was formed by Grant and Haley, in partnership with UniSA Ventures. In November 2015 the company secured investment from Canadian-based exactEarth, a leading provider of global satellite based maritime vessel tracking data.
Myriota will use exactEarth’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for its connectivity solutions.