Pizza Bot Coming Soon
Definitely Read Parts 1 and 2
Anything, Anywhere, On Demand
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the autonomous vehicle revolution is the potential to spawn new businesses, or to generate endless opportunities for the expansion of existing businesses. The most obvious new business model for the autonomous vehicle to fuel is the driverless cab service, essentially allowing the Ubers and Lyfts of the world to offer on-demand... More
Searching for a software platform to manage the analytics of your telematics devices can be pretty confusing. So many options that seem so similar, but range greatly in price!
Why such drastic price gaps?
You can find high volume telematics organizations offering their licenses as low as sixty cents per asset, per month. This appears quite attractive at first glance, until those that discover the level of limitations compared to the drastic... More
Exploring Vence, Agtech’s Latest Hack
The Hacking Satellite Series isn’t always about conceptualizing our own products for the future of satellite. This month, we’re going to take a quick look at a pretty cool product that has come to market for livestock farmers called Vence, which (according to TechCrunch) recently raised $2.7M to pursue its goals. In a strange way, Vence is a case study for the satellite industry’s potential role in... More
The last few articles from the Hacking Satellite Series have been related to autonomous vehicles and the opportunities they will create within the satellite ecosystem. As a brief departure, this is a great opportunity for us to take a quick look at the foundation for the next few articles in that series by examining M2M (Machine to Machine) from a core level. Is it really any different from IoT (Internet of Things) or “smart” technologies?... More
Implementing a telematics solution into your fleet of vehicles allows you to improve safety, improve sustainability, streamline operations, and reduce overall costs. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, among other goals, the US government has established various Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans, with Fleet Management being one of the primary focal points. It is no wonder, as the Federal Fleet alone is comprised of... More
Definitely Read Part 1
In the last article about autonomous cars and their effects on the satellite industry ecosystem, I outlined the basic types of disruption and opportunities that would define the multi-trillion dollar economic impact of autonomous vehicles in the coming years. Cannibalized revenues (direct relationship to loss of sales in other categories), recapture revenues (direct relationship to increase of sales in other categories),... More
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an enhanced method of securing your account with GSatTrack. Once configured and enabled, two forms of identification are then required to log into your account:
A trusted device
Requiring two different forms of identification – something you know and something in your possession – increases the security of your account, dramatically reducing the chances of an unauthorized party accessing it.... More
Global Satellite Engineering (GSE) creates innovative hardware and software for the satellite communications industry designed to unleash your imagination and give you the ability to solve unique challenges and/or create new opportunities.
Imagine the possibilities when you integrate the smallest, smartest, lightest, scriptable Iridium-based terminal into your project initiatives that require low-bandwidth data connectivity!
The GSatMicro OEM is... More
The topic for this week’s Hacking Satellite blog should come as no surprise, as I announced it as a topic we would be covering this year, and, as if by some form of prophecy and relevance wizardry, news broke last week that Lyft would begin testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco. Lyft is not the first to offer a self-driving ride system, as Uber launched pilot programs in Tempe and Pittsburgh, but Lyft is the first to offer a program in... More
Tracking providers often highlight their versatility in getting data into their systems by accepting a wide variety of data formats and protocols from a multitude of devices. GSatTrack is no exception to this, allowing one to integrate hundreds of different device types under a single platform. The flip-side, however, to getting data into a singular system is often how one can get data back out of the system in order to integrate with legacy,... More