For decades, satellite connectivity has been reserved for a tiny subset of wireless communications: calls to Mt. Everest, media interviews from the Space Station, or at best, VSAT connectivity at a premium. After years of innovation, that is now changing. Skylo provides the world’s first satellite-based solution for Internet of Things (IoT) and two-way connectivity, at a small fraction of the price of traditional satellite communications. “How is Skylo so affordable?” is a question I hear almost daily. Let’s dive into the economics of how we make this happen.
The economics of Skylo
Skylo’s cost advantage in satellite IoT communications is built on three distinct cornerstones.
Integrating a new kind of digitally steered antenna that makes communications seamless, a highly efficient satellite modem and an IOT gateway, Skylo's Hub can connect to 15 sensors through wire, WiFi or Bluetooth low energy (BLE). The Skylo Hub is rugged, and can operate while stationary and in motion, in extreme cold, sweltering heat, heavy rainfall and other harsh conditions.
Skylo’s purpose-built network for IOT incorporates proprietary methods of efficiently transmitting sensor & machine data, reducing satellite usage cost and making it possible to provide an end-to-end solution literally anywhere under the sky. Today, this is especially critical in under-networked, rural & remote areas of India; soon, Skylo will cover the entire world.
We understand that connectivity by itself is only part of the solution. With Skylo, we easily and rapidly integrate external sensors. Sensor data is continuously and reliably communicated to the Skylo cloud for easy, ubiquitous availability. Skylo’s solutions help customers receive continuous coverage to send and receive critical two-way messaging, alerts, and continuously transmit valuable sensor data including location, soil moisture, fuel usage, temperature and much more.
The worldwide reach and low cost of Skylo’s solution are already making a transformative difference in a wide range of industries, from commercial fishing to supply chain management. Follow Skylo on Twitter @SkyloTech to keep up with our latest news and developments. Send us a note at email@example.com to get started today.