New partnership to create tracking technology thanks to IoT connectivity
05 August 2020
Lot Fourteen-based Myriota has partnered with Australian telematics provider Future Fleet International to develop new cost-effective vehicle and asset tracking technology to reduce the carbon footprint for multiple industries, particularly those in remote and isolated areas.
The new NX-01 intelligent tracking solution will be underpinned by Myriota’s low-power Internet of Things (IoT) technology and satellite connectivity.
Myriota is one of the pioneering space industry businesses based at Lot Fourteen. Space is one of the precinct’s high value focus sectors, building on South Australia’s strengths in this area. Lot Fourteen is also the home of the Australian Space Agency and the SmartSat CRC, with the Australian Mission Control Centre and Space Discovery Centre set to open at the precinct in 2021.
The first asset tracking device on Myriota’s global network will provide Future Fleet customers across agriculture, mining, logistics and transport with a more reliable tracking solution to complement traditional cellular-based GPS tracking devices. Myriota’s patented direct-to-orbit transmission is the perfect fit for the mobile asset tracking industry as it can transmit data anywhere in the world without the need for terrestrial infrastructure.
This is particularly crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic as mining and long-haul transport industries have less staff on the ground due to social distancing requirements. The ability to reliably and affordably track assets is key to the stability of these industries during a time when there is a cap on available labour, and decision-makers are looking to save resources for a long-term business outlook.
Myriota Chief Executive Alex Grant said the partnership with Future Fleet was a testament to the forward-thinking nature of both organisations.
“Together, we’re creating an opportunity to not only rapidly advance the capabilities of the transport and logistics sector at large, but also lower the sector's carbon footprint through optimised routes and reduced fuel consumption,” he said.
“Future Fleet’s new NX-01 intelligent tracking solution is the culmination of two best-of-breed companies working together, providing transport organisations with a distinct advantage over their competition and total visibility of their assets.”
Future Fleet General Manager Richard Saad said Future Fleet was thrilled to work closely with Myriota and bring its global network of satellite IoT connectivity to customers.
“When analysing the IoT landscape as a whole, we knew quickly that we wanted to partner with Myriota as they’ve consistently been ahead of the competition in driving innovation in IoT and growing a global network,” he said.
The NX-01 will be launched later this year.
Myriota was founded to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT) by offering disruptively low-cost and long-battery-life global connectivity. The company has a growing portfolio of more than 20 patents, and support from major Australian and international investors. The company achieved world-first transmission of IoT data direct to nanosatellite was achieved in 2013 and made this ground-breaking technology commercially available for partners worldwide.