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
As GPS threats continue to develop technology, the security of the GPS network remains a high priority. As GPS is heavily utilized throughout high-precision operations, general navigation, and situational awareness, trusted location information is vital. A brief overview of the GPS signal enhancements encompasses encryption, anti-jamming features, and dual signal validation.
A quick review of military GPS features includes:
M-Code: Initially... 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
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
If you’re just joining us, please take a minute to read the introduction to the Hacking Satellite Series at your leisure. GSE is in the process of building an innovation community within the SatCom industry, and we welcome your participation and encourage you to engage with us to move the world forward.
In focusing on the future, GSE has been ramping up its involvement with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, blogs, publications, and... More
GSE recently showed off its technology at the annual Inmarsat Americas conference, held in Miami Beach. In case you missed us, we wanted to make sure you got the opportunity to experience the demo of one of our solutions for remote asset management capabilities. In the video, GSE Engineer Yanosh Sabo demonstrates the interaction between an asset manager’s UI (controlled by a standard tablet) and a remote PLC that is connected to a valve in the... More
I’m excited to announce a new blog series from GSE, which will focus on the things that everyone loves to do, regardless of their industry. In this blog series, we will be paying attention to those limit-pushing ideas... the cool ones that you talk about to get people excited about Satellite. We feel it is important to constantly engage with the dreamers and visionaries that have a passion for seeing the future become the present more quickly,... More
If you resell satellite phones and airtime, reselling the SatCollect platform for satellite phones is a worthy consideration for you and your customers.
Value-add Services for your Customer
Simplification: SatCollect simplifies the calling process of dialing to a satellite phone issuing a local number to the satellite phone. Satellite phone users can select one or many local phone numbers in over 50 different countries that will transparently... More