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With more than 35 billion connected devices expected by 2020, companies wanting to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) are seeking connectivity beyond what is offered by existing terrestrial networks. Kymeta—the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity—enables this next frontier by leveraging space-based networks instead.

Kymetas mTenna technology provides customers with small, efficient, flat-panel antennas designed to connect with current and future generations of satellite constellations. The technology will create a new wave of ubiquitous, high-speed, global connectivity that any person, company, device or vehicle can access.

“The explosion of connected devices and moving and stationary platforms requires connectivity that typically isn’t available outside major metropolitan areas,” said Cate van Oppen, business development manager, Kymeta. “For IoT to truly flourish, wireless access for all of these devices and platforms is a prerequisite. Organizations are looking to connect and utilize data from multiple stationary and moving platforms in construction, agriculture, emergency response and more. The good news is satellite networks can provide the global coverage a broad range of industries require to truly benefit from IoT. Kymeta will help make this possible with its first-of-a-kind flat, thin, metamaterials-based satellite antenna.”

Due to the massive, relatively untapped spectrum that lies in satellite networks, Kymeta envisions IoT integration that extends far beyond handheld devices and consumer products. The company plans to support industries like oil and gas, construction, mining, agriculture, and many others that would benefit from access to high-speed, global connectivity.

Customers using Kymeta technology for their IoT endeavors can expect:

  • Increased productivity for remote worksites: Kymeta’s flat-panel, portable design allows on-the-move connectivity and administration for mining, construction, research, agriculture and more
  • Efficient fleet and operations management: Kymeta’s integrated solutions will be able to coalesce data across land, sea, and air operations
  • Over-the-air updates: With Kymeta mTenna technology, automotive OEMs and other vehicle manufacturers will be able to provide updates to any platform that needs updated software now has a streamlined process that will work globally
  • Unprecedented flexibility: The flat, thin and light form factor and electronically steered, auto-acquiring and self-provisioning satellite technology will make it easy to connect many different devices and platforms like never before.

Kymeta and the Future of Connectivity

Beyond IoT, Kymeta’s technology will also provide new levels of connectivity to numerous transportation industries including connected car, maritime, and aerospace. To showcase that this level of connectivity is a reality, Kymeta’s Toyota research vehicle has logged nearly 50,000 kilometers of satellite connected mobility streaming live TV, video calling and more while on the move.

Kymeta is also providing its cutting edge technology to the maritime market. Working with Intelsat, Panasonic, e3 Systems, iDirect, Intellian and others, Kymeta will provide passengers, captains, owners and crew the same high-speed broadband experience they have at home while they are out to sea. Kymeta is also working with Honeywell and Inmarsat to provide high-speed, global connectivity to airlines and aircraft around the world.

Kymeta is delivering on what connectivity is meant to be – secure, available and global. Kymeta is removing barriers by providing an innovative means to leverage satellite network capacity for high bandwidth communication access for the billions of connected devices around the world.

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