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Astrocast Network with One of Most Advanced Nanosatellite IoT Networks Goes Live

Astrocast | January 25, 2021

Astrocast reported today, that the Astrocast Nanosatellite IoT Network has formally gone live after the effective dispatch of five new satellites on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. With this dispatch, the Astrocast Network gets perhaps the most exceptional nanosatellite IoT Networks accessible and the principal Swiss telecom satellite administrator.

“This is a critical milestone for both Astrocast and a long list of customers and partners,��� said Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast. “With the Astrocast Network, our customers will have two-way communications with their IoT assets even into some of the world’s most remote and challenging regions. And these five satellites are just the beginning.”

The Astrocast Network conveys the most far reaching nanosatellite star groupings available, for IoT companies hoping to screen far off resources. Since the fruitful dispatch of two pilot satellites in 2018 and 2019, Astrocast has expanded the force and execution of its nanosatellites fundamentally. The present Astrocast nanosatellites have multiple times more correspondence speed and locally available capacity. The Astrocast Network additionally includes:
  • low-latency communications from asset all the way back to headquarters
  • global L-Band spectrum
  • ultra-low power terminals with low-profile patch antennas
  • two-way communications
  • satellite propulsion to avoid debris in space
In addition, the Astronode S is two to three times less expensive than conventional bidirectional satellite IoT terminals. Astrocast will continue to grow this constellation with an additional 15 satellites on two launches later this year.

“With this first commercial launch Astrocast is immediately expanding the capacity for IoT devices around the globe. Our initial focus is in solving the critical issues of IoT devices in remote areas for the AgTech, Livestock and Environmental markets,” Jordan explained. “We are now ready to fulfill the Astrocast promise and I couldn’t be prouder of the team.”

About Astrocast:

Astrocast SA is the most advanced global Nanosatellite IoT Network to tackle challenges in industries such as Agriculture & Livestock, Oil, Gas & Mining, Maritime, Environmental, Connected Vehicles, and IoT Devices. The Astrocast Network enables companies to monitor, track, assess, and communicate with critical remote assets from anywhere in the world. In partnership with Airbus, CEA/LETI, the European Space Agency, and Thuraya, Astrocast developed Astronode S, a cutting-edge terminal featuring low profile L-band antenna, ultra-low power consumption, and a small form factor. Founded in 2014 by a renowned team of experts, Astrocast designs, builds, and tests all of its products in-house, from the satellites to the terminals. The Astrocast Network will consist of 80 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites. Astrocast pilot customers include Actia, Marine Instruments and Wildlife Computers.

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Increasing Implementation of IoT in Several End-use Verticals to Set Stage for PIR Sensors, States Fact.MR

FACT.MR | December 14, 2022

As per this new study by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global PIR sensor market is set for a valuation of US$ 647 million in 2023 and is projected to surge ahead at a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period (2023-2033). The market is predicted to grow rapidly with the expanding semiconductor industry and its applications in various countries. PIR sensors have a more complex nature than any of the other sensors such as FSRs, photocells, and tilt switches. The sensor's input and output results are affected by multiple variables. These are basically pyroelectric sensors that detect infrared radiations in the surrounding environment. PIR sensors (PIRs) use heat radiation from bodies to identify the presence of people and animals. This can be used for unlocking doors or starting a video recording. PIRs are commonly utilized because of their less power consumption feature. PIR sensors have previously been used to generate binary events, such as whether a person or animal is present or not. Since then, the employment of PIR sensors has been seen in numerous advanced applications. Download a Free Sample Copy of this Report – https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=8000 The worldwide automobile sector has seen significant transformations as a result of IoT technology. The need for PIR sensors is expected to rise as autonomous and connected cars become more common since they enable vehicles to detect impediments in their path. Throughout the projection period, they will be crucial in revolutionizing the automotive industry through advancements in transportation planning and vehicle automation, leading to the high usage of PIR sensors. Key Takeaways from Market Study The global PIR sensor market is projected to grow 3.2X and reach US$ 2.06 billion by 2033. The market expanded at 6.2% CAGR between 2018 and 2022. Under measuring range, outdoor PIR sensors dominated the market with US$ 326.1 million valuation in 2022. Smart home and IoT application is expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 168.9 million by 2023-end. North America dominated the global market with 27.2% share in 2022. “Technological advancements in the semiconductor industry will support the market growth for PIR sensors,” says a Fact.MR analyst. Segmentation of PIR Sensor Industry Research By Connection : Wired Wireless By Measuring Range : Indoor PIR Up to 3 m 3-6 m 6-10 m Above 10 m Outdoor PIR Below 20 m 20-50 m 50-100 m Above 100 m By Output : Analog Digital By Application : Lighting Controls Thermostats and HVAC Systems Smart Home and IoT IP Cameras and Surveillance Systems Digital Signage Others By End-use Vertical : Consumer Electronics Automotive Industrial & Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense Healthcare BFSI Residential Others By Region : North America Latin America Europe East Asia South Asia &Oceania Get Customization on this Report for Specific Research Solutions – https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=RC&rep_id=8000 Market Development Pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensor technology has been one of the fastest-developing technologies in recent years. Infrared sensors have been widely used in many fields such as civil, aerospace, military, astronomy, industry, and meteorology. 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Smart Home Innovation Set To Accelerate With Matter

Connectivity Standards Alliance | November 07, 2022

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SORACOM | November 23, 2022

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