INFRASTRUCTURE,SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Taoglas | July 13, 2022
Taoglas®, a leading enabler of digital transformation through IoT, and Novotech, a leading 4G/5G cellular IoT electronics components distributor and solutions provider, announced that they have entered into a new Canadian partnership agreement combining distribution of Taoglas’ advanced components, including industry leading antennas, sales and technical support for cellular IoT connectivity solutions. This new partnership will expand Novotech’s portfolio, providing the company’s partners and customers access to Taoglas’ innovative 4G/5G cellular portfolio for supporting public safety, transportation, e-charging, fixed wireless and 5G mobile networking solutions.
Taoglas and Novotech will offer Canada’s largest carrier partners, system integrators, upfitters, government, OEM, energy and natural resources, and utilities a powerful, winning combination. By working with Novotech to integrate Taoglas’ range of highly sophisticated antennas with the world’s leading mobile connectivity networking solutions from Cradlepoint, Sierra Wireless, Teltonika and others, customers can be confident they will get the best performance in the industry. This integrated approach also simplifies and accelerates Novotech’s partners' customers’ time-to-market by providing them with real-time, in stock delivery and support of the most advanced RF and antenna technologies the industry has to offer.
Novotech is a leading value-added distributor of cellular and IoT networking products and solutions in Canada. The team at Novotech simply understands cellular IoT – their experience, expertise and network of valued partners is second to none. Their evolution from M2M embedded solutions, cellular module distribution, integration and support, to the leading 5G cellular IoT solutions provider, solidifies their position as Canada’s go-to partner for IoT connectivity, said Wayne Hotchkiss, Vice President Partner Success, Taoglas.
“Adding Taoglas to Novotech’s extensive cellular IoT solutions portfolio elevates our offering and we’re able to provide additional flexibility and capability to our channel partners in the solutions available to them, which in turn delivers the best possible end-customer experience, Taoglas’ brand, innovation and global test and design facilities are synonymous with unmatched, industry leading quality. The Sales and Engineering teams supporting their Canadian antenna portfolio allow Novotech to deliver the highest quality connectivity and RF performance for the solutions required by our partners. Either off-the-shelf or quick turn custom requirements, Novotech is in the right place at the right time, enabling our partners to deliver reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions across public safety, mobile networking, oil and gas, mining, construction, logistics, emergency services, smart cities, connected health and other demanding applications.”
-Alex Aubie, Vice President Sales, Novotech.
Taoglas is a leading provider of advanced technology for a smarter world. Our solutions include advanced components and technologies and help OEMs, enterprises, and communities to resolve the complexities of bringing digital transformation solutions to market quickly and cost effectively. Focused on best-in-class, high-performance antenna and RF design with advanced positioning, imaging, audio and artificial intelligence technologies, Taoglas has unique expertise in integrating and commercializing highly complex technology solutions. With world-class design, consultancy and engineering expertise, along with support and test centers globally, Taoglas has proven expertise across the transportation, waste management, connected healthcare, smart cities and smart building industries. For more information, visit www.taoglas.com.
About Novotech Technologies
Novotech is a leading distributor of IoT products, services, and solutions. They work with the world's most advanced IoT manufacturers. Established in 2001, Novotech has headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.novotech.com.
Spaceflight Inc | September 13, 2022
Spaceflight, the leading global launch services provider, today announced it will launch four Astrocast 3U spacecraft aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). This mission, scheduled for October 2022, will launch from Sriharikota, India’s Satish Dhawan Space Center, carrying the Astrocast spacecraft as a co-passenger to sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) along with the Indian national primary satellite.
This launch represents Spaceflight’s eighth launch on a PSLV and its fourth supporting Astrocast’s nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT) network and constellation. Once this mission is complete, Spaceflight will have launched 16 spacecraft in the Astrocast constellation, which enables companies to track and monitor assets in some of the world’s most remote regions.
“PSLV has long been a reliable and valuable launch partner to Spaceflight and we’re excited to work with NSIL again after the COVID-19 restrictions of the last few years, By having experience working with many different launch providers around the world, we are able to identify missions that meet our customer's exact needs – whether that’s driven by schedule, cost or destination. As Astrocast builds its network and constellation, we can offer them a range of launch options, flexibility and customization to support their long-term plans.”
Curt Blake, CEO of Spaceflight
Astrocast is a long-time Spaceflight customer. In March 2022, the Satellite IoT (SatIoT) network operator extended its multi-launch agreement with Spaceflight to accommodate Astrocast’s fast-growing IoT constellation. Spaceflight has previously successfully launched all 12 of Astrocast’s spacecraft into orbit, including demonstration models dating back to Spaceflight’s historic SSO-A mission in 2018 and PSLV-C45 in 2019. The companies most recently partnered and successfully launched an additional five nanosatellites on SpaceX Transporter-1 in January 2021.
“This launch is helping us get closer to accomplishing our mission of building and operating the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT network,” said Kjell Karlsen, CFO of Astrocast. “Our long-standing relationship with Spaceflight and their access to, and experience with, an extensive portfolio of vehicles has provided us with the flexibility and customization needed to launch our satellites. Assured access to space is critical for us as we grow our network and our partnership with Spaceflight enables us to efficiently build out our constellation.”
The uniqueness of Astrocast’s nanosatellite IoT network can be attributed to the fact that its Low-Earth-Orbit constellation of satellites offers users cost-effective, bidirectional communication and modules with long battery life that connect assets moving across its network. The small sized modules and antenna allow systems integrators to place a module on any device, from fishing buoys to container trackers or moving animals. Astrocast’s solution has been designed to minimize the need for human intervention and repair, wherever possible, safeguarding the IoT business case.
2022 has been a year of innovation and leadership for Spaceflight, with successful inaugural launches of its Sherpa-AC and Sherpa-LTC vehicles. Its next notable OTV mission will take place in mid-2023, launching Spaceflight’s Sherpa-ES, a bipropellant, high delta-V OTV, aboard the much-anticipated lunar slingshot mission, GEO Pathfinder. To date, the company has executed more than 50 launches taking more than 450 customer payloads to orbit.
About Spaceflight Inc.
As the premier global launch services provider, Spaceflight is revolutionizing the business of space transportation through its comprehensive suite of launch services and Sherpa® orbital transfer vehicles. The company provides unprecedented launch flexibility to ensure customers’ smallsats get to orbit exactly when and where they want through a combination of long-standing relationships with a diverse portfolio of launch partners, innovative satellite integration capabilities, including flight and ground support hardware, licensing and logistics management, and extensive mission management expertise. Based in Seattle, Spaceflight has successfully launched hundreds of satellites and is a part of the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. portfolio, operating as an independent, U.S.-based company.
Astrocast SA operates a leading global nanosatellite IoT network, offering services in industries such as Agriculture & Livestock, Maritime, Environment & Utilities to name a few. The Astrocast network enables companies to monitor, track, and communicate with remote assets from anywhere in the world. It relies on superior L-band spectrum through a strategic alliance with Thuraya. In partnership with Airbus, CEA/LETI and ESA, Astrocast developed Astronode S, an ultra-low power and miniaturised module compatible with inexpensive L-band patch antennas. Founded in 2014 by a renowned team of experts, Astrocast develops and tests all its products in-house, from the satellites to the modules. Astrocast is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo and recently announced the acquisition of Hiber.
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) a Govt. of India company under Department of Space is the commercial arm of ISRO. NSIL is involved in various space business activities and launching customer satellites on-board ISRO’s launch vehicle viz. PSLV, SSLV and GSLV-MkIII is one of the key business vertical of NSIL. It has engaged several commercial launch service contracts for launching satellites as co-passengers or as dedicated missions.
Energous | September 06, 2022
Energous Corporation a leading developer of RF-based charging for wireless power networks, and e-peas, a global leader in ultra-low power solutions for energy harvesting today announced the launch of a new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit featuring two e-peas evaluation boards and Energous’ FCC-certified 1W WattUp PowerBridge. Energous will demonstrate and hold training on the new evaluation kit at SIDO Lyon, the largest European showroom dedicated to IoT, AI, XR and robotics technology, on September 15, 2022, in Lyon, France.
Developed for energy harvesting applications for smart buildings/smart homes, industrial IoT medical and asset trackers for retail and warehouses, Energous’ new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit includes the company’s 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitter, delivering an over-the-air solution that enables device manufacturers to implement wireless power and energy harvesting across a range of connected devices. The kit also includes two evaluation boards from e-peas: the AEM30940 RF Evaluation Board and the EP112 Energy Harvesting Optimized Antenna Evaluation Board.
“The fast-growing IoT ecosystem includes a wide range of sensors, tags, trackers and other devices that require reliable and consistent power to deliver on their tremendous value, Our new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit demonstrates the ability to harvest RF-based energy being transmitted by our WattUp PowerBridges and provides IoT device manufacturers with a platform for accelerated product development.”
Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous
“The combination of Energous and e-peas technology, brings a complete solution from transmitter to receiver enabling developers to power IoT edge devices and remove battery maintenance drawbacks for the target markets,” said Christian Ferrier CMO of e-peas.
SIDO Lyon is a two-day event held from September 14-15, 2022, at the Cité Internationale in Lyon, France dedicated to the convergence of IoT, AI, XR and robotics technology for strategic decision-makers and operational professionals.
Energous’ new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit will be available during the show for a unit cost of $599. Energous will hold a special training event on the Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit on Thursday, September 15th from 1-3pm CEST at room Rhone 3A. Cost for the training is $999 and includes the Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit.
e-peas and Energous experts will be available to meet, show live demos and capabilities and answer live any of your questions at e-peas/Energous booth (W314) during the SIDO event.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is leading the advancement of Wireless Power Networks to meet the growing power demands of today’s devices and tomorrow’s innovations. Its award-winning, RF-based WattUp® technology is the only solution that supports both near field and at-a-distance wireless power, enabling flexible device designs without cumbersome power cables or replaceable batteries. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs for the expanding ecosystem of devices within industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities, and medical applications. The company has received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance WPT and has been awarded more than 200 patents for its WattUp® technology.
e-peas develops and markets disruptive ultra-low power semiconductor technology. This enables industrial and IoT wireless product designers to substantially extend battery lifespans and eliminate the heavy call-out costs of replacing batteries, without in any way compromising on reliability. Relying on 15 years of research and patented intellectual property, the company’s products increase the amount of harvested energy and drastically reduce the energy consumption of all power consuming blocks within wireless sensor nodes. Headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, with additional offices in Switzerland and the USA, e-peas offers a portfolio of energy harvesting power management interface ICs, microcontrollers and sensor solutions.