As companies prepare for expanded IoT, satellite IoT (SatIoT) brings flexibility, performance, and cost effectiveness to any IoT strategy. For decades, companies have turned to IoT to deliver the critical asset tracking and monitoring data. Whether from a shipping container, plant, vehicle, farm, or mining site, this data is the key to making smart decisions. Sensors in any asset give new insight into activities, location, and status. Data analytics, machine learning, and AI have turned this new insight into actionable information. …


By Erica Hooper Lee | 2 November 2020

IoT devices have expanded throughout the world giving us access to information from the furthest reaches of the earth. Wildlife Computers has been in the IoT business for more than 30 years. They know the powerful insight we can gain when we gather critical data from some of the world’s most challenging locations. Recently, Wildlife Computers joined the Astrocast Pilot Program and began the first phase in aligning the Astrocast IoT Nanosatellite Network with the specific needs and challenges their company faces.

“At Wildlife Computers, we design, manufacture, sell and support a…


“Won’t 5G kill LoRa, Sigfox, and all other Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) offerings like Astrocast”? The answer is, no.

While new cellular offerings like Cat-M and NB-IoT are clearly designed to give cellular operators a competitive offering against other IoT standards like LoRa and offerings like Sigfox, their coverage is limited and will never cover the entire globe with a single, low-cost offering, like Astrocast.

Every technology has pluses and minus, and the choice of which technology will always be driven by the requirements for the solution. There are no “one size fits all” technologies. If your application only needs to monitor devices in dense urban areas, Cat-M or NB-IoT might be reasonable solutions. If your devices are confined…


International Women’s Day: Talking with Women In Telecom and Aerospace

It is International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. It is also a time to reflect as a company on our core values. While the technology space is very innovative, we must acknowledge that we still have a ways to go toward diversity and inclusion. Here at Astrocast, we worked hard to define our core values and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. A key part of this is to include our employees in the development of programs supporting women in STEM education and in the workplace.

More women in technology are needed

In honor of International Women’s…


The new space race is heating up with leaders such as Starlink and OneWeb capturing the minds of the aerospace community young and old for broadband. While these efforts are showing enormous potential, there is something else that is driving the satellite market that promises to have large, immediate impact above the Earth and on the ground — and that is the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT Data Revolution.

IoT is changing the way businesses innovate, make decisions and respond to market demand through the continuous acquisition of data that is received through remote sensors and locked in proprietary systems that sit around…

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