OSIL use RockBLOCK to Assist Data Collection for Tidal Energy Opportunities

January 7, 2020

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OSIL use RockBLOCK to Assist Data Collection for Tidal Energy Opportunities

Working with Bangor University (Wales) on the SEACAMS2 project, Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) has provided a network of three telemetered data buoys which are each equipped with a RockBLOCK.

Ground Control Delivers SBD Data to AWS Platforms

November 26, 2019

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Ground Control Delivers SBD Data to AWS Platforms

Whatever the function, Iridium short burst data (SBD) is a tried, tested, and cost-effective method of getting IoT data back to you via satellite from anywhere on Earth.

Pivotel Meets Tracking Regulations with RockFLEET

November 18, 2019

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Pivotel Meets Tracking Regulations with RockFLEET

The proven RockFLEET global tracking and messaging system has been selected by Queensland Fisheries as an approved device within mandated schemes to install Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) on all commercial fishing boats in Queensland, Australia.

Maker Buoy Populated Board

November 12, 2019

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Maker Buoy Populated Board

Ground Control Partner Maker Buoy has developed a new populated board to get people up and running using the RockBLOCK 9602/9603 quickly for offshore buoy telemetry applications.

Global Satellite Communication for Qwiic Projects from SparkFun

November 12, 2019

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Global Satellite Communication for Qwiic Projects from SparkFun

The SparkFun Qwiic Iridium 9603N has been developed in order to provide a method for Short Burst Data (SBD) global communication for Qwiic projects via the Iridium Satellite Network.

The Rise and Rise of Renewables

June 29, 2019

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The Rise and Rise of Renewables

In 2018, solar and wind energy production rose to a record high. Renewable energy accounted for 33% of all UK energy production, with wind making up 17%, solar producing 4%, and biomass with the impressive remaining 11%.

KTH Sweden Underwater Sensing Buoy

May 11, 2019

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KTH Sweden Underwater Sensing Buoy

The Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden developed the LoTUS (long-term underwater sensing) buoy, a system for collecting oceanographic data from perhaps the most remote place on the planet - the polar region seafloor.

Iridium Network Enhancements

March 29, 2019

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Iridium Network Enhancements

On March 28th 2019, Iridium announced that their new southern hemisphere ground station was brought online in the south of Chile. This new site is a significant breakthrough and improvement for the network, as it marks the first southern hemisphere station to be introduced.

Maker Buoy

March 25, 2019

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Maker Buoy

The Maker Buoy is a low-cost, Arduino-based, solar-powered and open-source drifting buoy available to purchase ready-made or for the end-user to construct themselves following simple instructions.