Fleet and Reekoh partner to integrate IoT and space

Fleet Space Technologies has announced a collaborative working partnership with Reekoh, the leading platform for IoT data and API management. The partnership marks a key milestone in plans to connect vision to provide global connectivity through a constellation of 100 nanosatellites.

The partnership will see the integration of data from Fleet’s narrowband satellite communications with Reekoh’s enterprise IoT platform. The two companies will also enter into a joint pilot project which will involve the development of relevant plugins and data visualisations to demonstrate managed data.

“We’re really excited about partnering with Reekoh on this project”, said Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet’s co-founder and CEO. “Think of Reekoh like the plumbing, and Fleet and our data as the water supply: this collaborative partnership allows us to turn on the tap and will allow customers to access and effectively use our data.”  

“Identifying partners who will help us get billions of data points from our nanosatellites in space into the hands of millions of users on the ground is a huge step forward for Fleet Space Technologies,” she said. “Our vision is rapidly becoming a reality.”

The partnership with Fleet also signals Reekoh’s first satellite-based platform partner.

“One of the most exciting parts of this partnership is that its enabling us to open up a massive, untapped IoT network made available through the nanosatellite technology deployed by Fleet Space Technologies,” said Dale Rankine, co-founder and CEO of Reekoh. ”Now, together, we’ll be able to reach areas that are very often problematic for traditional networks. That, in turn, provides better connectivity for customers.”

Fleet Space Technologies is developing a nanosatellite constellation for narrowband data relay to and from remotely deployed devices and sensors. The system includes what Fleet Space Technologies refer to as Portals. These proprietary user terminals can connect to multiple sensors and devices by Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio communication technologies.

The business plans to launch its nanosatellites before the second half of 2018. As such, the connectivity for the initial pilot program will be provided through a simulated space segment, but will be representative of Fleet’s eventual commercial narrowband service in terms of data bandwidth and latency.

Reekoh will, under the agreement, develop integrations to the Fleet data network that will provide additional capabilities for Fleet customers in managing and utilising their data. In turn, this will provide Fleet with commercial and operational opportunities through the use of the Reekoh platform.

“The advantage for our future customers is that — combined with coverage and ability to capture data in regional areas — Reekoh applications will help them analyse the information and understand our  data more quickly. It’s straight out of the box. Our work together will allow customers to bring use cases to market quickly and cost effectively. I can’t wait to get started!”, Tata Nardini said.

The Fleet Space Technologies integration is in the process of being developed and will readily available for customers by the second half of the year.

Matthew Pearson