Myriota has announced the launch of their Myriota Mouse™; a plug and play external antenna that is custom-built for satellite IoT applications.
IoT enables businesses to understand exactly where their assets are located, an essential requirement for industries such as transport and logistics, agriculture, environment, defense and utilities. Satellite connectivity is integral to enabling the successful communication of IoT devices, with many of these industry assets located in – or moving through – areas where traditional connectivity is intermittent or non-existent.
The Myriota Mouse™ provides high performance on the Myriota Network, and is manufactured to meet ingress protection (IP-65) and accelerated weathering (ASTM-G154) standards. The device has been developed in consultation with a panel of 25 Myriota customers that included Future Fleet and Ping Monitor, who are manufacturing Myriota-enabled products to connect critical industries, such as transport and logistics, utilities, environment and agriculture.
Myriota created the Myriota Mouse™ to help the firm’s diverse range of OEM Partners address their markets more quickly and to meet rising end-user demand, with 75 billion devices predicted to be connected to the internet globally by 2025. With the Myriota Mouse™, developers can easily integrate with the secure, ultra energy-efficient Myriota Module, and enable communication between on-ground assets and Myriota’s constellation of LEO smallsats.
Myriota CTO and co-founder, Dr. David Haley, said that the Myriota Mouse™ used the design thinking methodology; a human-centered, iterative process used by designers to tackle problems, leading to a strong end result that provides customers with a fast and accurate design cycle. “Until now, antennas were not designed to meet the needs of direct-to-orbit IoT applications, which is why Myriota, working closely with our OEM partners, has developed the Myriota Mouse™. The Myriota Mouse™ is a custom-built antenna for IoT that takes the guesswork out of design and quickly takes customers from idea to Myriota Network connectivity,” he said. “The device design and function has been validated by our valued Myriota Partners, with everything from product design to functionality and product testing being trialed.”
The launch of the Myriota Mouse™ comes after the business announced its partnership with Spire to expand their global satellite constellation and achieve near real-time connectivity by the close of 2022.