Spanish telecommunications services provider Eurona has announced an agreement with Israeli satellite communications specialist HiSky to bring Internet of Things (IoT) services to underserved most remote locations throughout Spain.
The service based on HiSky’s Smartellite technology is claimed to be the first Ka-band IoT communications system in Spain, harnessing the capacity Hispasat satellites to give Eurona users quick and easy connectivity anywhere, in addition to other voice (Push to talk) and data services.
The Smartellite solution connects the different sensors located throughout the territory with the satellite network in real time. In this way, this technology adapts to the new times and revolutionises satellite communication services, making them accessible and affordable, the company said.
Hisky technology has three types of devices depending on their application. It can be a fixed terminal, which fits in the palm of the hand, and can be installed in renewable energy plants, electricity pylons, agricultural and livestock farms or even in dams for water resource management. It also has a static terminal that will enable critical personal communications; such as location and rescue activities for sports and risky activities.
As per a company statement, Eurona, Hispasat and Hisky are also working on the development of a mobile solution that will soon be used in mobility services. It added that Eurona has expanded its portfolio for customers focussing on real applications.