Singapore-based UnaBiz, a massive IoT service provider, and Astrocast, which operates a global nanosatellite IoT network, have agreed to develop end-to-end IoT solution for asset tracking and monitoring.
The partnership between the two companies combine Astrocast’s connectivity technologies with UnaBiz’s custom design expertise in IoT sensors and data platform services.
“UnaBiz is a perfect partner to join our fast-growing ecosystem of solutions providers. We are excited to extend the reach of our SatIoT services to a wider market in multiple verticals across Asia Pacific, Europe and South Africa, enabling more businesses in these regions to benefit from a disruptive technology that opens so many possibilities” said Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast.
The jointly developed custom-designed asset tracking and monitoring solution will be targeted for multiple applications, including, satellite-only applications and hybrid applications, where data can be transmitted via Astrocast’s direct-to-satellite network and other LPWA networks.
Furthermore, all hybrid solutions will be seamlessly integrated on UnaBiz’s data platform, UnaConnect, to provide businesses with a secure, cost-effective, and highly scalable way of managing multiple sensor technologies globally.
Both companies expects prototype development, proof of concept and field-testing to reach completion by first half of 2022, with a view to go to market by the end of the year.
The details of the partnership include:
- UnaBiz will extend its UnaInside services to Astrocast’s customers, providing them with a quick turnaround platform for their hardware requirements, such as high-quality product design, fast prototyping services and mass production.
- Astrocast will provide its direct-to-satellite data service offering, as well as hardware and consulting services to UnaBiz.
- UnaBiz will facilitate the on-boarding of Astrocast-enabled devices on UnaConnect, an ISO27001 certified IoT device management data platform that currently manages close to a million IoT devices.
Henri Bong, co-CEO of UnaBiz, said: "The Satellite-IoT market is growing rapidly. UnaBiz is pleased to partner with Astrocast and leverages its cost-effective, low-power, bidirectional direct-to-satellite services to complement existing LPWAN projects that we are currently driving in the market."