Kepler Communications has opened early-access registration for its Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Kit, which will be available for purchase in Q1 2020 — a limited number of early trials will be provided.
The DevKit will provide early access to Kepler’s forthcoming satellite-enabled narrowband connectivity service. Designed to provide a truly-global and affordable satellite service that will support IoT services such as asset tracking and monitoring sensors anywhere on the planet. The trials will be supported by Kepler’s third satellite and others that will launch throughout 2020. The spacecraft will offer both wideband and narrowband data transfer services globally, from pole to pole, and represents another significant milestone in Kepler’s technology roadmap.
Kepler’s everywhereIOT™ is designed to overcome the hardest connectivity challenges faced by those looking to deploy a global IoT solution. By ensuring low-cost global coverage under a single network, the service is able to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of a wide range of applications, from railcar tracking to monitoring the status of containers or the location of livestock. Currently, many of these use cases are hindered by the lack of low-cost, globally-available satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.
As the constellation grows, Kepler will enable a cellular-quality, standardized connection for IoT that utilizes the purpose-built fleet of CubeSats designed and operated by the team at Kepler. The IoT DevKit has been developed with an integrated Raspberry Pi, facilitating the use of an array of smart, connected products and sensors currently available on the market. Multiple data requirements, ranging from bytes to MBs per month, will be supported by way of low-cost, flexible airtime plans. In parallel with the DevKit, Kepler is also developing a mobile-phone sized module for asset tracking, the first application-specific IoT hardware to be brought to market.
Wen Cheng Chong, Co-Founder and CTO at Kepler, said various studies and market research reports predict billions of industrial IoT connections coming online in the next five years, and a global solution such as the company's everywhereIOT service will be key to achieving this. For this reason, Kepler believes this to be exciting news for the market, as much as it marks an important milestone for the firm. A unique set of capabilities for smart connected devices are being added that did not previously exist in a satellite service. Together with the world’s OEMs, device and sensor manufacturers, and solution providers, the company envisions a future where Kepler’s everywhereIOT makes possible higher efficiencies across multiple industries.
To secure a spot on Kepler’s Early Access list, register online at this direct link...