Myriota has initiated commercial IoT services in the United States and Canada, with the first of three new smallsats having launched on Rocket Lab’s ‘They Go Up So Fast’ mission.
Weighing less than seven kilograms and the size of a loaf of bread, the smallsats will deliver an improved, second-generation Myriota Network that will be open to customers in the US and Canada for the first time.
The service launch is accompanied by a new Myriota Developer Toolkit, which provides developers with the tools needed to unlock their industry’s full potential, thanks to Myriota IoT connectivity. Myriota’s first-generation network is already delivering millions of messages in Australia and New Zealand and connecting critical industries like environmental monitoring, agriculture and mining. Myriota Certified commercially available products include Goanna Ag’s rain gauge and water tank level monitor – GoRain and GoTank, Yabby’s dam level monitor – the Yabby Floating Level Sensor – and the Yabby Level Sensor and Rain Gauge.
Myriota has attracted more than $38.6 million in venture capital from investors that have included US-based Boeing HorizonX Ventures, In-Q-Tel and Singtel Innov8. The launch of Myriota’s American and Canadian services follows the acquisition of select satellites and ground stations from exactEarth Ltd. (TSE: XCT) in April 2020.
Myriota’s second-generation network will:
- Reduce latency and enable faster transfer of data between assets located anywhere on Earth and Myriota’s constellation.
- Increase uplink capacity on the network, allowing customers to send larger amounts of data from devices each day.
- Increase downlink capacity on the network, enhancing Myriota cloud-to-device communications capabilities including existing over-the-air updates.
- Support the activation of commercial network services in the United States and Canada.
The launch with Rocket Lab was the first for Myriota in 2021, with two additional launches planned.
“The launch of our second-generation network ushers in a new era for the global IoT sector – one where data from devices is accessible anywhere on the planet in a secure and affordable manner,” said Dr. David Haley, Myriota CTO and co-founder. “Myriota Certified devices developed by our customers are already in the hands of end-users and are revolutionizing their industries. With our second-generation platform, they will now be able to send more messages and larger amounts of data each day. This US and Canadian expansion puts the company in pole position in the race to provide connectivity everywhere to support a global IoT market that is expected to triple in size to more than 25.4 billion devices by 2030. As the first network of this kind to be supporting commercially available products, the company has demonstrated the power of the firm’s unique direct-to-orbit technologies to transform the IoT sector. We see huge potential to help our customers develop and bring new IoT-driven solutions to the American and Canadian markets.”