Myriota releases toolkit for integration of satellite technology

Myriota releases toolkit for integration of satellite technology

Louis Dillon

Myriota has launched its Developer Toolkit, which will enable developers to integrate their direct-to-satellite communications technology with internet of things (IoT) products.

Myriota said the toolbox will accelerate the availability of IoT technology across the global tech community, after “extensive” trialling and testing over the past six months by early access partners across Australia, Europe and the US.

CTO and co-founder of Myriota, Dr David Haley, said, “The toolkits provide a complete, mature platform for the rapid development of satellite IoT solutions, from smaller developers to multinational businesses alike.”

“We’re excited to be putting the power of IoT into the hands of those able to apply it most effectively - the developer community.

“Enabling a myriad of applications, the Myriota Developer Toolkit supports the development of innovative IoT devices for a wide range of industries. It will enable developers to add the lowest cost, most secure and longest battery life IoT connectivity to their products for truly remote applications.”

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The Myriota Software Development Kit (SDK) is publicly available via GitHub, providing “a simple, yet powerful application programming interface (API) for job scheduling, sensor input/output, diagnostics, and access to Myriota's communication stack”.

The use of SDK is being employed to monitor water throughout Australia by smart metering solutions provider WaterGroup, which took part in the early access program.

“With increased stress being placed on our water supplies, particularly in drought stricken rural areas, there has never been greater demand or greater capability to monitor water – our most precious resource,” Rian Sullings, manager smart metering and IoT at WaterGroup, said.

“Traditional terrestrial wireless networks cover only around one-third of Australia’s geographic area, but we’re now able to connect to the previously unconnected monitoring critical water infrastructure no matter where it is located. Using Myriota's direct-to-orbit connectivity, our digital water metering solutions can operate practically anywhere; collecting vital data on our water networks, and enabling data analytics and efficiency improvements.”

Myriota’s Developer Toolkit includes:

  • 1 x Development board;
  • 1 x Satellite simulator USB dongle and antenna;
  • 1 x Enclosure and Mounting Brackets;
  • 1 x Antenna with coaxial cable;
  • 1 x USB cable; and
  • 1 x Battery holder cover.

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