SATLAS Incubator Projects
After careful consideration, the first ideas for the SATLAS incubator were selected. The innovative projects include a cattle monitoring platform and a Luxembourg company providing connectivity to natural parks and conservation areas in Africa, among others. More information about the selected ideas can be found below:
Designed by ieeTECH, this platform allows users to track and detect abnormal cattle behaviour in order to increase production rates without impacting the environment. The platform allows users to track the movement of their animals at all times, sends information to users if their animal trespasses into a restricted area and monitors cattle performance. By attaching a smart tag on the animals, information can be transmitted, stored and then sent to headquarters via satellite.
Cybercultus’ SENSA project merges the needs of environmental protection, eco-tourism and traveller safety in natural parks, conservation areas and reserves by providing a comprehensive IT environment. At present, SENSA is working with four organisations across Africa which experience difficulties with internet connectivity, Wi-Fi access, as well as 2G, 3G and 4G coverage. Through SATLAS’ offering, parks and camps will be able to take full advantage of the SENSA service.
Leveraging on its experience in the Middle East and African markets, SatADSL identified a need in the market for high quality, cost-effective communication services for Call Centers in regions with poor terrestrial connectivity. Through SATLAS, SatADSL designed, integrated and tested a solution that concentrates phone calls to and from Call Centers, and sends them via satellite while maintaining the customer requirements. At the moment, SatADSL is setting up the Go-To-Market strategy to launch this exciting new service.
Based on its experience with LoRa-based IoT, Sodaq has identified a need for cost-effective Low Power Wide Area Networks in rural Africa. Via SATLAS, has designed, integrated and currently testing a solution that combines LoRa hardware with Astra Connect terminals. Sodaq is expected to finish this new setup and start commercializing the solution in Africa in the near future.