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Tel Aviv, Israel – hiSky, a leading provider of satellite communication solutions, is proud to announce that its Smartellite™ Dynamic Ka Band has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This certification marks a significant milestone for hiSky, further validating the company’s commitment to delivering innovative and reliable satellite communication solutions to its customers.

The FCC certification for the Smartellite™Dynamic Ka band Terminal is a testament to hiSky’s dedication to meeting the highest industry standards for performance, safety, and reliability. With this certification, hiSky’s advanced satellite terminal has demonstrated compliance with the rigorous requirements set forth by the FCC, ensuring that it meets all necessary regulations for operation within the United States.

The Smartellite™Dynamic Ka band Terminal is a cutting-edge solution that provides seamless and high-speed connectivity to remote and underserved areas. Leveraging hiSky’s advanced Smartellite™ technology, this terminal offers reliable satellite communication capabilities for a wide range of industrial IoT applications, including emergency response, government services, mining, logistics, maritime and more.

The Smartellite™Dynamic Ka band Terminal is lightweight, easy to use terminal designed to be configured, installed, mounted and operated by the end-user. The terminal’s electronically steered, phased array antennas allow automatic satellite acquisition and eliminates the vehicle’s movement from effecting connectivity.

The terminal offers circular serial connector, WiFi and BLE as options for connecting with a user device, and enables  M2M data, voice and chat over satellite, from any smartphone or smart device.

“We are thrilled to receive this additional FCC certification for our Smartellite™Dynamic Ka band Terminal,” said Mr. Gal Diamant, COO of hiSky. `”This achievement represents a significant milestone for hiSky, as it showcases our commitment to delivering cutting-edge satellite communication solutions that meet the highest industry standards. With this certification, our customers can have complete confidence in the reliability and performance of our terminal as they deploy critical connectivity solutions in remote areas.”

hiSky’s Smartellite™Dynamic Ka band Terminal, with its FCC certification, opens up new possibilities for businesses and organizations operating in remote locations. By providing reliable and affordable connectivity, hiSky empowers these entities to harness the full potential of satellite communication and overcome the challenges of distance and lack of terrestrial infrastructure.

hiSky is a leading provider of satellite communication solutions, specializing in advanced Smartellite technology. With a focus on delivering reliable, high-speed, and cost-effective satellite connectivity, hiSky serves a wide range of industries, including IoT, government, enterprise, and emergency response. The company’s innovative solutions enable seamless communication in remote and underserved areas, bridging the digital divide and unlocking new opportunities for businesses and communities worldwide.

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Tel Aviv, Israel – hiSky, a leading provider of global satellite communications solutions, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with NESS, a renowned customer support services provider. This collaboration comes as hiSky expands its global networks, further strengthening its commitment to delivering exceptional customer service worldwide.

Under this partnership, NESS will leverage its expertise in customer support and technical assistance to enhance hiSky’s support capabilities. With hiSky’s satellite communication services gaining traction across various industries and regions, the collaboration with NESS will ensure seamless and efficient customer experiences.

As hiSky continues to expand its global networks, the partnership with NESS will play a crucial role in meeting the growing demands of customers and providing timely and effective response to their inquiries, technical issues, and service requirements. The collaboration will enable hiSky to maintain its reputation as a trusted provider of reliable and cutting-edge satellite communication solutions.

“We are thrilled to partner with NESS to further elevate our customer support offerings,” said Ronit Laor, VP Customer Success at hiSky. “As our global networks expand, we recognize the importance of providing exceptional customer service at all times. NESS’s expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction align perfectly with our goals, and we are confident that this partnership will greatly benefit our customers around the world.”

Gabi Guedj, VP Contact Centers & Help Desks, Outsourcing Group at NESS. Says: “NESS brings extensive experience in delivering high-quality customer support services across various industries. Our commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach makes us an ideal partner for hiSky. Ness strives to deliver seamless connectivity solutions to hiSky customers globally, through advanced support methodologies that include multiple languages, 24/07, and in full compliance with the culture of users around the world.”

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always.

We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities. Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites.

True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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About NESS

Ness is one of the early and largest Technology services companies in Israel. This is attributed to its hundreds of customers and thousands of professional employees, the company’s main asset. For over two decades, our employees have been the driving force behind our ability to execute our core business and bring tangible value to our customers.

Ness is a company with decades of accumulated experience and a track record in successfully, effectively, and efficiently managing some of the largest-scale and most complex projects ever executed in Israel. As such, Ness has a deep understanding of what it takes to be a leading technology projects service provider, starting with a high level of professional expertise, deployment of quality assurance processes, effective management methodologies, and risk mitigation management. Ness is one of the largest employers in the Israeli market, employing over 4,000 professionals in a variety of ages, professions, and verticals.

Israel, Tel Aviv – Following a successful POC phase in which the two companies conducted multiple trials for both on-the-move and fixed use cases, the new partnership is now enabling local satellite IoT/M2M and MSS services for Chile and the rest of the Andean Region.

hiSky’s IoT SmartelliteTM network utilizes Andesat’s existing geostationary (GEO) Ku-band frequencies and provides low-cost IoT services for Andesat’s local market. The combined service targets industrial IoT for all remote sectors including transport, maritime, fisheries, environmental monitoring, fire detection, smart agriculture, mining, energy, and critical assets.

hiSky’s Smartellite™ terminals, certified by FCC, CE, ENACOM and ANATEL together with a teir-1 NMS hiSKy360, enables non-stop connectivity, analysis, management and remote control of any smart device or sensor. Additionally, hiSky’s new hybrid solution offers dual mode connectivity, automatically switching between satellite and LTE/4G, directing all communications, IoT/M2M and MSS, over a unified eco-system for continuous connectivity.

Pablo Rasore, CEO at Andesat, said “It’s been a great experience working with the hiSky Team and getting to try and validate this service. I think we will have the chance to address the IoT market with a very competitive and reliable Service in the remote regions of South America.”

Nitzan Raz, CBO at hiSky, added “While the entire LATAM market is promising in potential, we specifically find Andesat’s core markets, spread through the remote Chilean terrain fascinating, accessible and perfectly fit for our low-data-rate, IoT services. We thank the talented Andesat team for the outstanding teamwork throughout the initial POC phase and look forward to the establishment of our mutual services.”

The two companies are currently in the process of deploying the first SmartelliteTM IoT networks for the fleet management vertical. The new service fills a void for remote industries which until today have been underserved by the premium priced satellite industry.

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.
hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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About Andesat

We are a company specialized in satellite communication, focusing our activity on business solutions and value-added services. We are the ones who bring connectivity to the most remote areas and enable the expansion of cellular networks in rural areas and help MNO’s to extend their coverage.

We have the latest technology worldwide. From our teleport located in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Lima, Peru, we serve the communication needs of Chile and the rest of the Andean Region.

We have an R&D division that develops IoT and Software solutions.

Our commitment is to go further every day and work to continue offering solid and reliable solutions wherever they are needed.

Our mission is to expand the frontiers of connectivity and reduce the digital divide.

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Israel, Tel Aviv – hiSky announce the launch of their new hybrid IoT connectivity services. The new service which will be available globally to all Smartellite™ Ku/Ka-band terminal owners, enables dual mode connectivity, automatically switching between satellite and LTE/4G.

Inline with hiSky’s agile network strategy, the Smartellite™ terminals are integrated with off-the-shelf LTE/4G routers, directing all communications, IoT/M2M and MSS, over a unified eco-system for continuous connectivity.

“Our dual-mode connectivity option primarily targeted on-the-move use cases, such as fleet and vessel management systems, entering and exiting areas supported by terrestrial communication.”  said Shahar Kravitz, hiSky CEO and co-founder. “As we introduced the ability to our partners, we quickly understood the additional value this service gives to stationary/non-mobile use cases in need of network redundancy over a unified eco-system, such is the case for some of our current running POCs in the oil & gas, water & waste management, and environmental monitoring market verticals.”

hiSky’s hybrid IoT connectivity solution is designed for use in remote areas, situations where cellular connectivity may be limited, or critical asset connectivity requiring network redundancy to reduce downtime. The network’s default settings transmit the user data over LTE/4G connectivity, but as soon as the Smartellite™ terminal leaves or loses cellular range, it automatically transfers all communication to satellite. This ensures that users will always be connected and able to communicate, even in the most challenging environments.

hiSky’s network is specifically designed to transmit and receive IoT/Machine-to-Machine data, at low-data-rates associated with remote IoT applications. The network is agnostic to satellite, allowing deployment with any constellation offering Ka-band or Ku-band over GEO satellites.

hiSky’s FCC and CE approved Smartellite™ ground terminals are the end-user component of the hiSky network ecosystem, also consisting of the hiSky HUB and Packet Processor as the teleport component, and the hiSky360 cloud-based network management system (NMS). All network components and service options, including the newly available hybrid solution, are managed, controlled, and billed through hiSky’s NMS.

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.
hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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hiSky announced today that it has received Federal Communication Commission (FCC) certification for its Smartellite™ Ku Fixed terminal.

The certification process done by CTC advanced’s laboratories in Germany marks the end of a thorough process to ensure the safety and durability of the unique hiSky ground terminals in compliance with FCC standards.

hiSky’s Smartellite™ Ku Fixed satellite terminal comprise of patch antennas and a built-in modem, providing a mountable, all-in-one solution which independently & seamlessly directs communication over GEO satellites in Ku-band, designed specifically for the growing demand for IoT connectivity.

For example, the solution will permit the collection of critical data from sensors located on farms for the monitoring of everything, from soil moisture to the health of livestock and the condition of farm vehicles, thus enabling informed decision-making for farmers.

IoT services will also provide an invaluable tool for disaster recovery and mitigation, enabling users to view important data on areas of concern such as rainfall and river levels or wildfire threats, deforestation, water scarcity, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Sensor data can be collected and transmitted using satellite IoT connectivity solutions for analysis.

The Smartellite™ ground terminals are the end-user component of the hiSky network ecosystem, also consisting of the hiSky HUB and Packet Processor as the teleport component, and the hiSky360 cloud-based network management system (NMS). The network is specifically designed to transmit and receive IoT/Machine-to-Machine data, at low-data-rates associated with remote IoT applications.

hiSky’s network is agnostic to satellite, allowing deployment with any constellation offering Ka-band or Ku-band over GEO satellites.

“Every certification received is an integral part of hiSky’s strategy to deliver affordable satellite networks for IoT and MSS applications globally. These certifications are crucial when introducing innovative hardware such as ours into the market, we are happy to celebrate this very important milestone.” said Gal Diamant, hiSky’s COO.

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Tel Aviv, Israel Sep 8 2022 – Network Innovations, a global leader in providing critical communications solutions and services, today announced the formation of a collaboration agreement with hiSky, a company devoted to providing innovative technology to IoT and voice satellite communications.

hiSky’s low data rate (LDR) network, which ideally targets Industrialized Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, uses a proprietary technology to transmit LDR over high frequency Ka/Ku-band networks, enabling low-cost satellite solutions for end users.

Andrew Burdall, President of Network Innovations, Americas, commented, “We are pleased to be entering into this agreement with hiSky as it demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers to provide the best value connectivity options available. hiSKy’s range of terminals are ideally suited to complement regions that are lacking terrestrial connectivity. We look forward to this mutually beneficial partnership.”

Shahar Kravitz, CEO of hiSky stated, “From early discussions onward, we were excited about partnering with Network Innovations. Their commitment to helping their customers succeed regardless of the mission or location is a perfect fit with hiSky. Our unique satellite network will offer Network Innovations’ customers the opportunity to digitize and automize their operations for maximum efficiency and productivity.”

Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Tel Aviv, Israel Sep 8 2022 – Network Innovations, a global leader in providing critical communications solutions and services, today announced the formation of a collaboration agreement with hiSky, a company devoted to providing innovative technology to IoT and voice satellite communications.

hiSky’s low data rate (LDR) network, which ideally targets Industrialized Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, uses a proprietary technology to transmit LDR over high frequency Ka/Ku-band networks, enabling low-cost satellite solutions for end users.

Andrew Burdall, President of Network Innovations, Americas, commented, “We are pleased to be entering into this agreement with hiSky as it demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers to provide the best value connectivity options available. hiSKy’s range of terminals are ideally suited to complement regions that are lacking terrestrial connectivity. We look forward to this mutually beneficial partnership.”

Shahar Kravitz, CEO of hiSky stated, “From early discussions onward, we were excited about partnering with Network Innovations. Their commitment to helping their customers succeed regardless of the mission or location is a perfect fit with hiSky. Our unique satellite network will offer Network Innovations’ customers the opportunity to digitize and automize their operations for maximum efficiency and productivity.”

Since 1989, Network Innovations has grown to be a global leader in connecting people, places, and things with always available solutions. Our dedicated specialists have the depth of training and experience to design, build, and execute the most successful technology solutions for the unique needs of government and defense, public safety, oil and gas, media, mining, utilities, maritime and recreation and leisure. We are a trusted partner empowering our clients to Succeed. Anywhere. www.networkinv.com

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities. Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more. hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere. www.hiSkySat.com

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hiSky announced today that it has received Federal Communication Commission (FCC) certification for its Smartellite™ Ku Dynamic terminal.

The certification process done by CTC advanced’s laboratories in Germany marks the end of a painstaking process to ensure the safety and durability of the unique hiSky ground terminals in compliance with FCC and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) standards.

hiSky’s Smartellite™ satellite terminals include a state-of-the-art, electronically steerable phased array antenna, designed in Ka-band or Ku-band variants, which locates GEO satellites automatically, making it highly attractive for customers operating in mobile environments. Uniquely, the terminals are also designed to meet the requirements of LEO satellites, advanced new satellites that will be launched and operational in the next decade, guaranteeing a future-proofed solution that will correlate with the market’s connectivity demands.

The Smartellite™ ground terminals are the end-user component of the hiSky network ecosystem, also consisting of the hiSky HUB and Packet Processor as the teleport component, and the hiSky360 cloud-based network management system (NMS). The network is specifically designed to transmit and receive IoT/Machine-to-Machine data, at low-data-rates associated with remote IoT applications.
hiSky’s network is agnostic to satellite, allowing deployment with any constellation offering Ka-band or Ku-band over GEO satellites. The newly certified Smartellite™ Dynamic terminals have been tested by multiple teir-1 constilations worldwide, allowing global distribution partners, resellers and satellite network integrators to sell tailor-made private networks for their local clientelle.

“This certification marks an important milestone in hiSky’s strategy to deliver affordable satellite networks for IoT and MSS applications globally. The certification is crucial when introducing innovative hardware such as ours into the market,” said Gal Diamant, hiSky’s COO. “a few years back hiSky was an idea, a vision. Now that hiSky is a fully functioning network, operated globally, it’s only right that we invest time and effort to certify our products in the highest standards, it’s our commitment to our customers.”

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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New partnership will capitalise on extensive capabilities of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network to provide cost-efficient offering to IoT adopters

hiSky Ltd. – a developer and provider of affordable and adaptable satellite IoT solutions – has today announced the successful completion of compatibility testing of its Smartellite™ terminals with the highly sophisticated, award-winning and high-speed Global Xpress (GX) network from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications.

The move marks the first step in a long-term partnership between the two companies, utilising Inmarsat’s geostationary (GEO) Ka-band capabilities to provide a low-cost, high-value offering to hiSky’s IoT customers. The technology will be available to customers active in enterprise sectors including agriculture, transport, mining, energy and utilities across selected territories.

hiSky’s proprietary Smartellite™ terminal technology has proven to communicate highly effectively with Inmarsat’s GX network – with its high-speed and reliable signals being received by ground infrastructure in Scotland and transferring throughout hiSky’s IoT network offering. This service enables the successful running of IoT devices, as well as voice calls and messaging for both mobile and static enterprise assets.

Mike Carter, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, said “Inmarsat is pleased to confirm the successful testing of hiSky’s technology with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. This partnership provides an exciting opportunity across a range of industries to speed up their IoT adoption through affordable and scalable solutions. It is part of our long-standing mission to increase the uptake of satellite-enabled IoT capabilities: from new entrants and disruptors, to established companies of any size.”

Through the partnership, hiSky and Inmarsat have uncovered an opportunity to leverage Inmarsat’s expansive GX network to provide customers with access to the world’s most sophisticated GEO global Ka-band satellite network, typically used by leading companies in the aviation and maritime industries. hiSky’s network is designed to operate within existing satellite networks, enabling fast deployment at minimum CAPEX cost.

The unique Smartellite™ low-data-rate network leverages the GX’s high throughput to harness IoT operations ideal for typical enterprise use cases, such as dynamic vehicle monitoring. The partnership will allow hiSky’s customers to benefit from a unique Ka-band-driven IoT solution supplied by Inmarsat’s proven resilient high speed and capacity offering.

Phil Meyers, General Manager at hiSky, added “Improved connectivity can be a game-changer for businesses located in remote, hard-to-reach locations – enhancing productivity, as well as maintaining the safety and wellbeing of those touched by the technology. We’re looking forward to progressing the partnership into use-case scenarios and partnering with major industry players to demonstrate the efficiencies, both in cost and in operations that Inmarsat’s GX network can provide to hiSky’s customers.”

Inmarsat’s abundant Ka-band capacity combined with hiSky’s cost-effective terminals will offer IoT solutions anywhere, affordably, for all remote industries. For customers looking to reduce upfront costs by spacing out their IoT investments, hiSky provides technology to enable businesses of all sizes to quickly scale up IoT monitoring across every touchpoint of their business, accelerating the rate at which they can benefit from the efficiency gains the technology brings.

Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.

In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications. The deal is scheduled to close in the second half of 2022.

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hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision: Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, 8 December 2021,

hiSky Ltd., a leading developer and provider of satellite Internet of Things (IoT) networks and solutions, today announced the completion of a $30 million Series A funding round led by ST Engineering’s Corporate Venture Capital unit and SDF (Strategic Development Fund), the investment arm of United Arab Emirates-based Tawazun Holding, and current hiSky shareholders.

Low Ka Hoe, President of Satellite Communications at ST Engineering, and Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Director at SDF, will be joining hiSky’s current board of directors.

The raised capital will allow hiSky a rapid scale-up in its commercial & operational engines, an accelerated R&D program, and ultimately, an effective market outreach.

hiSky’s team, Israel

hiSky operates a cost-effective and easy-to-install IoT network, with unique Smartellite™ satellite terminals and a cloud-based network management system (NMS). The network is specifically designed to transmit and receive IoT/Machine-to-Machine data; including sensor software, e-log systems, etc., and comprises of functions and modules enabling any network partner to deploy, operate and sell tailor-made IoT connectivity services, priced at a fraction of the market alternatives.

hiSky’s innovative network provides a wide variety of industries operating in remote terrain, including transportation & logistics, automobile, telecommunications, oil & gas, mining, maritime, energy & utilities, agriculture, fisheries, healthcare, etc., with connectivity options that were previously not viable due to cost and performance. hiSky’s Smartellite™ satellite terminals include a state-of-the-art, electronically steerable phased array antenna making it highly attractive to customers operating in mobile environments. Uniquely, the terminals are also designed to meet the requirements of LEO satellites, advanced new satellites that will be launched and operational in the next decade, guaranteeing a future-proofed solution that will correlate with the market’s connectivity demands.

hiSky was founded in 2015 by Shahar Kravitz, Moti Litochevski, and Yaron Shachar and employs 45 people out of its headquarters in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, and 25 people in their UK offices.

Shahar Kravitz, co-founder & CEO of hiSky said:

“ST Engineering’s Corporate Venture Capital unit is a sophisticated technology investor and ST Engineering iDirect is an outstanding tech player with unparalleled sector expertise. With their backing, we will be able to expand our innovative solutions in the satellite industry,” said Shahar Kravitz, CEO and Co-Founder of hiSky. “Having SDF, the investment arm of Tawazun Holding, onboard as a major player in the gulf, will allow us to rapidly expand in the region along with the growing demand for our products.

On the Left, Shahar Kravitz, Co-founder & CEO, on the right, Moti Litochevski Co-founder & CTO

“We also highly appreciate the continued support of our existing investors, including the Reuben Brothers and Jose Mugrabi, and are excited to add ST Engineering and SDF to our team as we enter the next phase of our growth.”

“Enabling our customers’ growth with an effective IoT solution is key to our strategy. This investment allows us to jointly offer hiSky’s innovative and robust IoT satellite terminals with ST Engineering iDirect’s extensive hub and network management solutions, providing our customers a validated, future-oriented IoT solution that leverages their existing infrastructure. The flexible service enablement options will help reduce our customers upfront costs and minimize operational complexities associated with building and launching their own IoT solutions, thereby speeding their time to market,” said Low Ka Hoe, President, Satellite Communications at ST Engineering.

“hiSky’s innovative satellite communication solutions enable a wide range of applications utilizing existing and future satellite infrastructure at an unprecedented price for both the terminals and data” – said Samer Zawaideh, Head of M&A and Venture Capital at SDF.

hiSky is the leader of satellite agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable satellite IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial satellite IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision:

Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere

ST Engineering is a global technology, defense and engineering group with offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., serving customers in more than 100 countries. The Group uses technology and innovation to solve real-world problems and improve lives through its diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defense and public security segments. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of $7.2b in FY2020 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, iEdge SG ESG Transparency Index and iEdge SG ESG Leaders Index.

Strategic Development Fund – the investment arm of Tawazun Holding – invests in frontier technology companies ranging from Aerospace and Urban Mobility to Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Storage. SDF is focused on financial return and economic impact within UAE, through equity investment and partnerships with local and international companies. SDF also provides developmental funding towards UAE’s private sector through its Venture Debt program. SDF plays a vital role in supporting the private sector to meet the strategic needs of the UAE, encourage creativity and innovation among local companies and enable them to participate in building a diversified national economy.

While wildfires may have a beneficial impact on ecological resources, their impacts are often devastating when uncontrolled.

In Australia alone, the 2019-2020 wildfires killed or displaced an estimated 3 billion animals and caused an estimated $100bn in overall damages. Similarly, Indonesia’s fire season led to the closure of schools affecting 5 million students, bringing the entire country to a standstill. Globally, both natural or ignited wildfires, are becoming for frequent, more dangerous, and more costly.

Governments and local firefighting services are looking for technologies and tools enabling early detection and online fire-status analysis, increasing their ability for an early response, critical for stopping a blaze from growing out of control.

The Challenge

The remoteness and vastness of fire-prone areas make data-driven decision-making complex.

Firefighting agencies are looking to adopt remote imaging technologies which can be key in early wildfire detection, fire-spread mapping, and modeling, thereby enabling firefighters the ability to make tactical decisions before arriving at the scene.

Effective tools aimed for the management of wildfires require the integration of several disciplines, including forest and landscape ecology, fire ecology, remote sensing, remote communication, and others, all installed and deployed through a simple-cost effective network.

The Solution

Fire Detection Station X2

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The hiSky-Opgal-Maris wildfire detection management solution, is an innovative edge-based field system, offering high resolution thermal sensing, communicated real-time via an advanced cost-effective IoT satellite network.

This solution, crafted specifically for remote areas which lacks connectivity, enables continuous monitoring of vast forest terrain, early identification of fire, precise location within a defined grid, early notification of fire management systems and minimal false alarms.

hiSky-Opgal-Maris combined system value breakdown 

This system is uniquely designed to enable a unified command of numerous (hundreds/ thousands) end points, which comprise a vast sensory grid that continuously monitors and transmits data from remote areas. This offering is the product of a strategic combination of three core components:
Fire Detection 1 B

  • Opgal thermal camera – detects, analysis, and alerts in case a fire eruption is identified within the field of view of an Opgal camera sector.
  • Maris advanced compression Mercury-Nano – compress the camera data (telemetry and video) for the purpose of saving communication channel resources.
  • The hiSky’s Satellite IoT network (Smartellite™) – A unique satellite network which routinely controls hundreds or thousands of IoT endpoints, and seamlessly transfers to a focused video transmission of a focused area during non-routine/ emergency status.

hiSky is the leader of agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision:

Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere. 

About Opgal

Opgal Optronic Industries provides infrared imaging systems as well as vision and surveillance solutions. Using thermal-imaging and active-imaging technologies, Opgal creates high-performance, versatile visualization hardware and software products for a variety of markets.

About Maris

Maris provides compact, lightweight, low power and ultra-low-latency remote video, audio and telemetry data acquisition, streaming, recoding and analytics for any ground, aerial, maritime or spatial platform for defence, HLS and civilian applications.

hiSky will utilize the 3U Lemur platform designed, built, and operated by Spire Global in their Glasgow facility.      

The Lemur platform will be equipped with a Ka and Ku payload to showcase the hiSky Smartellite™ ground network-as-a-service.

LONDON: August 31, 2021, hiSky, the rapidly growing Satellite Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) scale-up, announced today its plan to showcase Smartellite™ Ku and Ka Dynamic terminals, operating via LEO (Low Earth Orbit) nanosatellite “Ella1,” as part of its ongoing relationship with the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) through its ARTES Core Competitiveness Program.

hiSky provides end-to-end satellite network solutions with a commitment to continuously offer customers reduced running costs, both upfront and ongoing, making connectivity accessible to anyone.

“Ella1” Nanosatellite will be launched into LEO orbit with the agenda to showcase the hiSky network’s unique ability to switch between GEO (Geostationary Orbit) satellite and LEO satellite using its proprietary quick-synchronizing modem and Electronically Steerable Antennas.

Spire-hiSky-ESA-UKSA PR2B

This fast-switching capability allows the small form factor, Electronically Steerable Antenna-based terminal, to provide customers with both a Low Data Rate for Internet of Things (IoT) and MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) capability using GEO satellites and a High Data Rate capability for large data uploads and downloads using LEO satellites. These groundbreaking novel techniques will be accessible to all hiSky subscribers, and terminal owners on a future software update applied remotely on existing hardware and network infrastructure.

Spire will provide an innovative Space Service to “Ella1” consisting of the development of certain elements of the payload front-end and software-defined radios as well as the hosting of “Ella1” payload subsystems and SW aboard the LEMUR 3U satellite platform.

Currently, hiSky is strategically ready for its next growth phase, becoming a ground-breaking venture in the satellite industry that has it all: high capability terminals, a managed network system, and an upcoming independent satellite network.

All of the components in the hiSky network, developed in hiSky’s R&D centers, will enable hiSky to provide its customers with a holistic solution to all their needs with a unified, high and low data rates network.

Mr. Philip Meyers, General Manager hiSky UK, said, “We are honored to be awarded by ESA and UKSA for this Nanosat program, leading by Spire Global. Taking hiSky’s cutting-edge Smartellite™ terminal and network designs and utilising the high throughput and low latency of LEO satellites will allow us to approach the industrial markets with propositions that cover many of their use cases, all with a low-cost, easy to deploy solution. Remaining an agnostic virtual network operator further allows us to ensure that we deploy with the best satellite partners catering to our customer’s requirements.

hiSky’s main objective in this program is to showcase the ability to work with the existing Smartellite™ terminals and network with both GEO and LEO constellations, displaying hiSky network’s unique capability to operate with all current and future Ka or Ku LEO constellations.

The LEO programme is a vastly important element in our ARTES SVNO programme with the European Space Agency. As ever, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank UKSA and ESA for their support, guidance, and experience in this process.”

Ms. Theresa Condor Executive Vice President, Space Services, Spire GlobalInc., said, “With Spire Space Services, what we offer goes beyond just payload hosting and plays an important role in “Ella1’s” major technological advance to the hiSky Smartellite™ ground network-as-a-service. The flexibility of our LEMUR platform and the engineering capabilities of our technical teams offer unique value to innovative customers such as hiSky.”

Harshbir Sangha MBE, Director for Growth at the UK Space Agency, said:
“It’s great to see two cutting-edge companies in the UK space sector coming together to deliver the next generation of consumer satcom services. hiSky’s development as a Satellite Virtual Network Operator could be a blueprint for how future satellite communication services are delivered. It’s testament to the strength of our sector, and the support it gets from government, that once again a game-changing innovation is being led by the UK.”

Mr. Domenico Mignolo, Head of Ground Segment Section in the Telecommunication and Integrated Application Directorate at ESA, said, “we are glad to support through the ARTES Core Competitiveness (CC) Programme such an ambitious and innovative development demonstrating a high level of integration between ground user and space segment enabling a ground network-as-a-service paradigm shift. The ARTES CC aims at strengthening the competitiveness of ESA Member States Industry and at delivering high Socio-Economic Impact by supporting activities such as this one that is led by two innovative companies.”

hiSky is the leader of agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.

Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.

hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision:

Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Contact: info@hiskysat.com

Spire is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organisations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed. Spire uses one of the world’s largest multi-purpose satellite constellations to source hard to acquire, valuable data and enriches it with predictive solutions. Spire then provides this data as a subscription to organisations around the world so they can improve business operations, decrease their environmental footprint, deploy resources for growth and competitive advantage, and mitigate risk. Spire gives commercial and government organisations the competitive advantage they seek to innovate and solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space. Spire has offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Washington DC, Glasgow, Luxembourg, and Singapore. To learn more, visit http://www.spire.com.

Satellite and connectivity professionals can vote to help Smartellite™ win the Satellite Technology of the Year.

Tel Aviv, February 22, 2021 – hiSky, a leader of agile IoT networks, announces that the Smartellite™ IoT network Service has been nominated for Via Satellite’s 2020 Satellite Technology of the Year Award. The nominees are chosen based on innovation, benefit to the industry, and overall disruption to the satellite landscape.

hiSky has developed and provides services via an innovative satellite communication network system that enables robust, low-cost satellite services for users that are spread all over the globe. The network was fully developed by hiSky and comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, mobile application, IoT interfaces, application servers and a could base NMS (network management system) that enables operating hiSky network seamlessly within Ka/Ku GEO existing satellite network.

hiSky products are suited for both commercial IoT and Voice/Data. The system architecture enables a flexible business model to either provide the full service or to provide terminals and hub equipment depending on the customer requirements.

hiSky is proud to announce that the Smartellite™ IoT Network Service has been nominated for Via Satellite’s 2020 Satellite Technology of the Year Award

The winner of the 2020 Satellite Technology of the Year will be determined by a combination of the Via Satellite editorial team, including Editorial Director, Mark Holmes, and votes that come directly from industry. The public can vote for the Smartellite™ Satellite Network online.

We are honored to be one of the numerous companies nominated for Via Satellite technology of the year 2020 prestige award, this nomination is truly a recognition for our disruptive technology to the satellite IoT market. We are very proud that our development efforts in the last few years led to a proven Satellite IoT network, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always.

From the host of the prestigious “Satellite Executive of the Year Award”, Via Satellite has a longstanding history of recognizing the people leading the charge for the satellite industry.

“This is the third year Via Satellite will choose the Satellite Technology of the Year, an Award that aims to showcase the most promising satellite technology in our industry,” said Mark Holmes. “So far, Intellian and ThinKom have taken home the prize, and we have another outstanding array of nominees who are vying to win this increasingly coveted Award. It will be a strong competition as we have some amazing technology powering our industry and helping to connect the world.”

Voting closes at noon ET on Wednesday, March 31st. The winner will be announced during a livestreamed awards ceremony hosted by SATELLITE 2021 on Monday, April 5. All SATELLITE 2021 registrants will have access – those interested can sign up here and press can register here. Registrants will receive instructions on accessing the digital platform approximately one week prior to the program.
For more information on the award, or to vote for hiSky, please visit https://www.viasatellite.com/vote

About hiSky

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. Operating on GEO and LEO satellites, the company’s network comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers.

hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

About Via Satellite

Via Satellite, a monthly publication providing essential news and expert business analysis on the global satellite communications marketplace, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world reaches the most engaged community of satellite professionals and qualified industry decision-makers.

About SATELLITE 2021

SATELLITE unites a diverse community of aerospace and connectivity thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users and enthusiasts from around the world for most important global satellite technology event of the year. In 2021 SATELLITE is keeping business moving forward by pairing digital and in-person content and networking. Digital programs begin in April, and the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition will take place on July 26-29, 2021 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. For more information, please visit www.SATShow.com.

On-the-move field trials and tests carried out between Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite powerful KA-band steerable HTS beams and hiSky’s small form factor Smartellite™ terminals demonstrated a data rate of 125Kbps – a 400% improvement over other solutions.

Tel Aviv, October 9, 2020 – hiSky Ltd., a pioneer of affordable voice and data satellite communications and provider of satellite-connected IoT services, has partnered with Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), a satellite communication service provider and the operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, to launch services via the AMOS-17 satellite.

As an affordable network operator, hiSky has brought innovative technology to the field of voice and data satellite communications, connecting people and devices in the most remote locations, even on the move. The company’s Smartellite™ Ka and Ku band terminals provide global coverage of its services, both onshore and offshore, meeting a growing demand for low and medium data rates for IoT applications across a range of industries, including fisheries, fleet management, agriculture, oil & gas and more.

hiSky – Spacecom partnership with Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite

The AMOS-17 is an advanced digital tri-band satellite. Its digital payload capabilities offer extensive C-Band HTS coverage, regional Ku-Band and steerable Ka-band HTS beams that can be combined to maximize throughput and efficiency. Located optimally at 17 degrees East, it covers all of EMEA, with the Ka-band steerable beams able to provide services from Asia in the east to Brazil in the west. It’s unique tri-band digital payload offers secure and resilient Satcom solutions over major areas of interest.

hiSky and Spacecom entered into a partnership to explore the potential for streamlining hiSky’s system and increasing data rates of very small mobile terminals by enabling connectivity via the AMOS-17 powerful steerable beams. A series of successful field trials, which typically shown speeds of less than 30 Kbps, has been dramatically increased to 125 Kbps on the advanced AMOS-17 satellite. Thus, opened the door to additional IoT services being facilitated by hiSky, in a variety of new applications and at higher speeds.

“Combining the new high-throughput AMOS-17 satellite with the advanced capabilities and flexibility of our small form factor terminal has enabled us to reach record speeds in data connectivity for on-the-move operations,” says Shahar Kravitz, co-founder and CEO of hiSky. “For our consumers, this means that we can reduce the price of our services while offering higher-level capabilities, including video streaming and other demanding IoT applications. It also opens up the very real possibility of deploying national IoT communication systems and infrastructure at the state level, which would be a real game-changer for communities across Africa.”

According to Eran Shapiro, Director of Business and Technology Ventures at Spacecom, “The trial’s excellent results demonstrate how AMOS-17’s payload performance, advanced flexible digital platform and optimal location at 17°E open new opportunities for mobile users and mobile-based big data networks. hiSky’s terminals are changing the mobile communications landscape for IoT, narrowband and broadband solutions. When coupled with AMOS-17, we bring together new possibilities to commercial applications while opening new markets, and strengthen our unique offerings for governmental services.”

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. Operating on GEO and LEO satellites, the company’s network comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers.

hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, AMOS-17 located at 17°E and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Spacecom’s AMOS-17, a fully-digital high throughput (HTS) satellite, supports a variety of broadcast, broadband and data services from its 17˚E orbital slot. The satellite provides HTS African coverage in C-band, global steerable coverage in Ka-band, and extensive Ku-band coverage over Africa, serving direct-to-home (DTH) operators, internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators and mobile network operators (MNOs), network integrators and government agencies.

For more information about Spacecom visit:  https://www.amos-spacecom.com/

The contract is from a leading global satellite communications company that will offer the solution to it’s worldwide customer base

Tel Aviv, September 16, 2020 – hiSky Ltd., a pioneer of affordable voice and data satellite communications and provider of satellite-connected IoT services, announced today a significant order for its Smartellite Dynamic Ku-band satellite terminal, by a global reseller and a leading satellite communications company.

The new Smartellite Dynamic Ku-band terminal complements the company’s ability to provide global coverage of its services, both onshore and offshore. Designed for use in territories where the Ku frequency offers a significant advantage, or where Ka frequencies are simply not available, it meets the growing demand across a range of industries, including fisheries, fleet management, agriculture, oil & gas and more, for low and medium data rates for IoT applications.

hiSky receives significant order for Smartellite™ Dynamic Ku-band terminals

This significant contract for the Ku-band terminals reflects the trust in hiSky’s technology developed in the course of the company’s long-term strategic partnership with the reseller.

The Smartellite Dynamic Ku-band terminal offers on-the-move capabilities, low weight and compact size, at an affordable price. The terminal includes a built-in MODEM and Electronically Steerable  Antenna and connects to hiSky’s comprehensive Network Management System (NMS), hiSky360 which is developed in hiSky UK.

The Smartellite Dynamic Ku-band terminal has been designed to enable communication with both GEO and LEO satellites for higher data transfer rates.

“Since we first announced the development of our new Ku-band terminal, we have been approached by many distributors and potential customers keen to express their interest,” says Nitzan Raz, CBO of hiSky. “hiSky continues to develop new products that answer the needs of the market and the end-user in terms of service, cost and ease of operation.”

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. The company’s network, operating on GEO and LEO satellites, comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers.

hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

This electronically steerable antenna provides up to 2 Mbps through GEO satellites for the growing market needs.

New 32×16 Elements Ka-band Transmit Antenna

About hiSky

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. The company’s network, operating on GEO and LEO satellites, comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers. .

hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

The new Ku-band terminal will soon be delivered to several leading global partners for Early Field Trials (EFT).

Tel Aviv, July 9, 2020 – hiSky Ltd., a pioneer of affordable voice and data satellite communications and provider of satellite-connected IoT services, announced today the start of Early Field Trials (EFT) of its Ku-band satellite terminal; another milestone in the expansion of the company’s portfolio of products and services.

Developed over the past year, the new SmartelliteTM Dynamic Ku-band terminal complements hiSky’s ability to provide global coverage of its services, both onshore and offshore, and in territories where the Ku frequency offers a significant advantage, or where Ka frequencies are simply not available. Enabling a low and medium data rate for IoT applications, the new terminal meets a growing demand across a range of industries, including fisheries, fleet management, agriculture, oil & gas and more.

Based on hiSky’s innovative SmartelliteTM Dynamic Ka-band terminal, the Ku-band terminal offers the same advantages in terms of on-the-move capabilities, weight, size and price. It also uses the same building blocks, such as a built-in modem and phased array antenna technology, and connects to hiSky’s comprehensive Network Management System (NMS), hiSky360 managing both Ka and Ku-band terminals on the same network.

hiSky reveals its Smartellite™ Dynamic Ku-band terminal

Able to communicate with both GEO and LEO satellites, the system also has future customization capabilities that will enable it to work with up-and-coming LEO constellations, such as Starlink by SpaceX and Amazon’s Kuiper, to achieve a high data rate transmission.

Having successfully carried out laboratory experiments based on the original design, hiSky is now embarking on EFT on Ku satellites, with strategic partners and a number of prospective clients around the world.

“The development of the Ku terminal is another milestone in our company’s growth process and product portfolio,” says Shahar Kravitz, Co-Founder and CEO of hiSky. “It’s important for us to be at the forefront of technological advancement and to adapt our services to the demands of the current market. There’s no doubt that the launch of this Ku terminal will bring added value to the company and strengthen our position in today’s global satellite arena. This is just one of the exciting developments we have been working on recently – we’ll be announcing more in the near future!”

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. The company’s network, operating on GEO and LEO satellites, comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers. .

hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

Anokiwave and hiSky are together enabling and delivering affordable commercial scale flat panel active antenna-based satellite communications.

San Diego, CA, 25 June 2020:  Anokiwave, Inc. and hiSky have announced a collaboration to enable the next generation of low cost, voice, data, and Internet of Things (IoT) Satellite Communication (SATCOM) terminals. As part of this collaboration Anokiwave will provide its advanced low-cost silicon core ICs in Ku and K/Ka band and hiSky will provide small form factor terminal based phased array antennas for commercial and industrial applications.

hiSky brings its innovative business models, technical expertise for implementation of satellite communication systems, and its recently announced low cost and performance focused MODEM-on-chip ASIC while Anokiwave provides its Silicon Beamformer ICs that enable small form factor flat panel active antennas for SATCOM. hiSky’s Smartellite™ solutions, utilizing Anokiwave ICs, offer an industry leading, small, portable, and cost-effective flat panel satellite terminal for mass market.

Anokiwave’s SATCOM ICs have enabled hiSky to improve the RF performance, reduce array size, simplify thermal management, and utilize unique digital features in the array design. Building upon this experience, Anokiwave will deliver SATCOM ICs that leverage the performance improvements of previous generations while reducing the overall IC and system cost by an order of magnitude. hiSky, on the other hand, is developing a unique MODEM-on-chip ASIC that will complete the full array solution to deliver an application focused performance at the lowest possible cost.

hiSky’s Smartellite™ terminals operate in either Ku and K/Ka bands and are compatible on multiple LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations. The terminals can be easily used by individuals or by enterprises with complete Network Management System (NMS). Using a dedicated app on any mobile device, users and organizations can freely communicate anywhere, anytime.

Anokiwave, Inc. and hiSky Collaborate to Enable SmartelliteTM SATCOM Terminals for High Volume Commercial Applications

“Anokiwave and hiSky have been close partners for years and the relationship between the two goes beyond supplier and customer,” states Abhishek Kapoor, Anokiwave VP of Sales. “Together, we are pushing limits of performance and cost reductions. In the recent years we have seen many examples of companies claim novel ways to deliver flat panel active satellite antennas at a reasonable price, but struggle to actually deliver and to build a sustainable business model. However, by leveraging Anokiwave’s SATCOM ICs and its own MODEM solution, hiSky is already delivering flat panel-based satellite communications for commercial, consumer and IoT markets.”

“hiSky brings innovative technology to the field of voice/data and IoT satellite communications, offering mobile connectivity that is affordable, portable, and easy to use,” states Shahar Kravitz co-founder and CEO. “Overcoming the barriers that have, until now, kept people from using satellite communications for more than just a brief emergency call, hiSky’s technology and Anokiwave’s ICs are enabling quick and easy connectivity, even in the most remote and extreme locations. Anokiwave’s technology of Silicon Core ICs and System-in-Package solutions are the most advanced in the market, allowing hiSky to provide the smallest, lowest-cost, and highest-performance of phased array antennas integrated into the Smartellite™ terminals.”

About Anokiwave

Anokiwave is a cutting-edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.

Anokiwave operates design centers in San Diego, CA, Austin, TX, and Boston MA, with sales offices in Taipei, Taiwan, Boston, MA, and San Diego CA. Additional information can be found at www.anokiwave.com/satcom.

About hiSky

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables robust, low-cost satellite services for many users that are spread all over the globe. The network comprises of satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers, the network is operating using GEO and LEO satellites.

hiSky products are suited for both commercial IoT and Voice/Data. The system architecture enables a flexible business model to either provide the full service or to provide terminals and hub equipment depending on the customer requirements. The technology integrated in hiSky products is developed in-house, this allows us to adopt specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

Anokiwave and hiSky are together enabling and delivering affordable commercial scale flat panel active antenna-based satellite communications.

London UK, May 21, 2020 – hiSky UK Ltd, are pleased to announce the commencement of a project to develop and manufacture its own MODEM-on-chip using ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) technology, which will allow for the mass production and cost-reduction of the Smartellite™ satellite terminals.

The firmware and software of the ASIC are based upon hiSky’s established MODEM designs and will eventually be used to provide customers with satellite IoT and satellite voice capabilities anywhere on the planet, via all versions of the Smartellite™ terminal family.

Developing and producing an ASIC based MODEM marks a major milestone for hiSky UK Ltd. along the path of the highly successful Satellite Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) program supported by the ARTES Competitiveness & Growth program with the European Space Agency (ESA); for which the company received funding in June 2019. The ESA ARTES Competitiveness & Growth Component of the ARTES Core Competitive program supports industry in developing technology and products for the Satcom market.

hiSky UK Ltd. is developing Smartellite™ ASIC MODEM-on-chip for mass production

The new ASIC will integrate both the transmit and receive processing of hiSky’s core MODEM technology within a compact CSP single-chip solution. This will enable substantially higher volumes of Smartellite terminals to be manufactured with unprecedented commercial applicability. Using a proven 55 nm wafer technology process, the new ASIC MODEM-on-chip is capable of delivering a throughput of between 6kbps and 20kbps for voice and IoT use-cases as per the ESA SVNO program.

Looking further than the ESA funded SVNO program, hiSky will develop inside this ASIC the capabilities that allow up to 10Mbps for more data-hungry applications; over both geostationary satellites or low-earth-orbit satellites, such is its versatility.

The MODEM-on-chip ASIC shall have a very low power consumption of less than 1.5W and low cost to meet the price for the mass market needs.

hiSky expect the first ASIC tape-out to be completed by mid-December 2020. The first sample chips will be available by February 2021. This is in line with ESA milestone commitments and allows hiSky to stay on-track for program completion in 2022.

Mr. Philip Meyers, General Manager hiSky UK said, “We are delighted to be progressing to the development of our ASIC MODEM-on-chip. Taking hiSky’s cutting edge terminal designs and combining them with an ASIC MODEM-on-chip will allow us to produce the highest quality products at high volumes, all while maintaining a price-point that provides access to satellite communications and remote IoT for the mass market.

The ASIC MODEM is a hugely important element in our ARTES SVNO project with the European Space Agency, and I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank ESA for their support, guidance and experience in this process.”

About hiSky (www.hiskysat.com)

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables robust, low-cost satellite services for many users that are spread all over the globe. The network comprises of satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers, the network is operating using GEO and LEO satellites.

hiSky products are suited for both commercial IoT and Voice/Data. The system architecture enables a flexible business model to either provide the full service or to provide terminals and hub equipment depending on the customer requirements. The technology integrated in hiSky products is developed in-house, this allows us to adopt specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

Robust cloud-based solution to be delivered in conjunction with iDirect and Newtec platforms and offered through flexible business models for immediate market access.

Washington DC, March 10, 2020 – hiSky Ltd., hiSky aims to be the world’s leading provider of satellite-connected IoT services, bringing its innovative integrated terminal and cloud-based processing technology to the rapidly expanding satellite-based M2M/IoT communications market. The solution to be offered in conjunction with ST Engineering iDirect will enable their mature network of service-provider partners to leverage their existing GEO satellite capacity to reduce costs and time-to-market associated with building and launching new IoT service through an innovative Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) approach.

The hiSky solution utilizes a family of compact, lightweight IoT terminals that feature a tightly-integrated satellite modem and flat-panel antenna design in Ka-band or Ku-band variants. The initial IoT offering includes Low Data Rate (LDR) and Medium Data Rate (MDR) service for deployment within both fixed and mobile environments.  Leveraging integrated flat-panel technology, the Smartellite™ family of terminals allows for transmitting and receiving IoT/M2M data through GEO satellites in both the Ka and Ku bands.  The Smartellite™ terminals are designed from the outset to meet the extremely high speeds of LEO satellites, and to perform quick handover between GEO and LEO satellites, without losing connectivity, offering customers a future-proofed solution.

As a critical component of the cloud-based system, the solution relies on hiSky360, a comprehensive Network Management System (NMS) being developed in hiSky UK. hiSky360 comprises of a Network Operation Center, an operations portal and an interface through which service providers can monitor and administer the hiSky platform and its components. At the core of the VNO-oriented solution, hiSky360’s Network Operations Center provides the link between the platform resources and subscribers; enabling impact analysis of ongoing operations as well as planned maintenance. The system also provides OSS and BSS functionality for partners allowing them to manage, deploy and bill IoT service plans for tens of thousands of terminals.

Mr. John Arnold, Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development at ST Engineering iDirect said, “The hiSky solution is a robust, highly scalable, geostationary-based (GEO) satellite solution.  With this flexible platform-as-a-service model, our customers will be able to rapidly enable their existing satellite gateways through a range of creative business models to reduce the upfront capital investments and operational complexities traditionally faced when creating their own IoT platforms. This will help to speed up their time to market to capture new opportunities.”

Mr. Yaron Shachar, hiSky’s Chief Business Officer said, “We are honored to partner with      ST Engineering iDirect. It is our privilege to establish the first global Virtual Satellite Network and to expand it using the iDirect and Newtec platforms. hiSky’s cutting edge technology combined with ST Engineering iDirect’s established VSAT platforms will provide service providers the best value for their money and immediate market access. We believe that this partnership will expand the hiSky solution globally and allow hiSky to bring additional new innovations to the market.”

About hiSky (www.hiskysat.com)

hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables robust, low-cost satellite services for a large number of users that are spread all over the globe. The network comprises of satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers, the network is operating using GEO and LEO satellites.

hiSky products are suited for both commercial IoT and Voice/Data. The system architecture enables a flexible business model to either provide the full service or to provide terminals and hub equipment depending on the customer requirements. The entire technology integrated in hiSky products is developed in-house, this allows us to adopt specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.

About ST Engineering iDirect

ST Engineering iDirect, a subsidiary of ST Engineering North America, is a global leader in satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable its customers to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. With the recent acquisition of Newtec, a recognized industry pioneer, the combined business unites over 35 years of innovation focused on solving satellite’s most critical economic and technology challenges, and expands a shared commitment to shaping the future of how the world connects. The product portfolio, branded under the names iDirect and Newtec, represents the highest standards in performance, efficiency and reliability, making it possible for our customers to deliver the best connectivity experience anywhere in the world. ST Engineering iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including broadcast, mobility and military/government. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities.

Join us on a cross-country journey through Portugal and Spain!

February 5th, 2020 – We took our Smartellite™ Dynamic on a test run, mounted on a car.

L2M Smartellite™ Dynamic Road-trip
The Smartellite™ Dynamic provides a reliable, low-cost solution for communication with GEO & LEO satellite even on the move!
Our network provides Data and MSS capabilities for IoT and other applications as Fleet management, Energy, Utilities, Oil&Gas, Agriculture and more as well as for end-users for PoS, Voice and messaging.
See how our device performs when traveling through remote areas in Portugal & Spain’s countryside.
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12:00 GMT

We’ve hit the road! We take our Smartellite™ Dynamic to a journey, mounted on a car. In this road-trip from Lisbon to Madrid, we’ll showcase satellite IoT, voice and data connectivity through our satellite network system in the countryside, and other remote areas.

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15:00 GMT

Update #2 On our way to Madrid, Connectivity is good, our Smartellite Dynamic Showing good SNR, the connection with Hispasat H-36W satellite is stable. Keep you posted

L2M Smartellite™ Dynamic Road-trip
On our way, we can’t ignore Portugal’s great scenery. We’re getting close to the Spanish border, Madrid here we come.
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L2M Smartellite™ Dynamic Road-trip
L2M Smartellite™ Dynamic Road-trip

17:00 GMT

Hello from the Spanish border

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20:00 GMT+1

We are now crossing Spain towards Madrid, thanks for all of your interest and great feedback that we get on our way! The Smartellite Dynamic operates as expected!
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24:00 GMT+1

This is the last update of our L2M journey. We arrived to our final destination, The Center of Madrid. The entire hiSky Network performed outstanding as planned. The Smartellite Dynamic was operating constantly for 8 hours. We demonstrate both Satellite IoT and Voice/Data on the move. hiSky’s NMS and Hub Base Station remotely managed the whole journey through the cloud from hiSky’s head office. Thank you all for your support and feedbacks.
  • hiSky and HISPASAT completed successful installation at Amazonas 5 gateway in Ixtlahuaca de Rayón (Mexico) of a hub to control hiSky’s terminals, the Smartellites.
  • Several demonstrations in Mexico City showed the reliable and efficient Smartellite™ voice and data transmissions.
  • Both companies signed an Agreement in 2017 to jointly commercialize this solution in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and North Africa.

MADRID and TEL-AVIV, IsraelApril 30, 2019. Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT, has completed the successful installation of a hub at its gateway in Ixtlahuaca del Rayón (México) to manage the Smartellites™, hiSky terminals that offer MSS (Mobile-satellite services) and IoT solutions through Amazonas 5 satellite Ka band, which covers 79% of the Mexican population. Both companies signed an Agreement in 2017 to jointly commercialize this solution in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and North Africa.

hiSky Smartellite™, a small portable easy-to-use terminal, includes a small, flat antenna based on phased-array technology to provide low-capacity MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) and IoT by using the Ka band of HISPASAT satellites. With the new HUB installed in Mexico, hiSky’s unique NMS (Network Management System) is capable to control thousands of terminals in the Amazonas 5 Ka band footprint, by that providing hiSky’s services to all, and in low prices to areas with no or low connectivity.

Both companies made several demonstrations in Mexico City of the Smartellite™ MSS and IoT solutions to leading international telecom companies. Thus, more than 12 companies, among them AT&T, Telefónica and iDirect witnessed how the Smartellite™ can offer excellent solutions, emphasizing the scenario of remote monitoring and control system sensors. An accurate, reliable and up to date data is available via satellite without compromising on the location of the sensors or monitoring system and the terminals can interface via WiFi, Bluetooth and LoRaWAN/LoRaPRIVATE. hiSky Smartellite™ terminals also demonstrated the simplicity of making calls by the satellite Ka band link.

According to Ignacio Sanchis, HISPASAT CCO, “We are happy to announce this great milestone with hiSky and expand our portfolio in Latin America. This will be the first step of a further expansion in our Ka band coverage in the region. We are excited to begin to commercialize hiSky service and terminal capabilities. Also, the market is responding very well which reinforces our commitment to provide innovative solutions that take advantage of our modern and high performance satellite fleet.”

Haim Nissim, hiSky Chief Finance Officer who was part of the team in Mexico City commented: “We see great potential in Latin America and proud to commence our activities in this part of the world. Together with HISPASAT we plan to bring full IoT solutions which will include connecting the farms in the remote locations, allowing connectivity to the Oil&Gas projects in Mexico, providing supply chain management starting with fleet management to containers and trains. All of these will be covered by our end-to-end solution up to our Network Management System. hiSky together with HISPASAT also offers the most attractive rates making it affordable and cost effective for all users both IoT and MSS.”

About hiSky (www.hiskysat.com)

hiSky’s was established in 2015 as a Satellite VNO (Satellite Virtual Network Operator), providing a comprehensive solution for voice/data and IoT/M2M applications, at a fraction of existing market rates. These are delivered through a suite of Smartellite™ terminals and a proprietary Network Management System.

About HISPASAT

HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based HISPASAT is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and the backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world’s largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

Reuben Brothers invest in hiSky SCS Ltd. (www.hiskysat.com), an Israeli company developing a complete satellite network of terminals based on electronically steered antenna, hub base station and a network management system

LONDON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Reuben Brothers’ investment in hiSky will be mostly used for the network roll-out and for the Smartellite™ cost reduction to allow affordable global satellite communication in prices lower then LTE/GSM roaming prices.

The new investment will enable hiSky to further capitalize on its position as the low-cost leader in the voice & data and IoT/M2M satellite industry. Reuben Brother’s activities in maritime, agriculture, green energy and mining operations makes them a natural strategic partner in hiSky by assimilating the hiSky Satellite-IoT/M2M network and technology with their assets at sea and in rural locations. The Reuben Brothers role in Global Switch, the leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, multi-customer, carrier and cloud neutral, data center properties in Europe and Asia-Pacific is an additional strategic grouping to hiSky and its network management system.

The funding will drive further international expansion on top of the establishment of hiSkysat Limited in the UK with its new offices in Millbank Tower, London. hiSky intends to move its network operation center to the UK providing global services from the UK.

A spokesman for Reuben Brothers said: “We are excited to back such a creative team with a proven IP. We expect their solutions to have, very soon, a major impact on the Satellite Communication industry.”

Mr. Shahar Kravitz, hiSky co-founder and CEO commented: “We met two remarkable business persons who understood clearly the potential and the global growth need for connectivity of sensors to data, chat and voice. hiSky will enjoy Ruben Brothers global presence and operations to drive our technology and network to unique places which will also drive new products. We got to meet a group of people running business operations around the world with best of care understanding the added value resulting from new technologies to low tech industries as in high tech companies.”

About hiSky (www.hiskysat.com)

hiSky’s was established in 2015 with the aim of turning into an SVNO (Satellite Virtual Network Operator), providing a comprehensive solution for voice/data and IoT/M2M applications, at a fraction of existing market rates. These are delivered through a suite of Smartellite™ products and a proprietary Network Management System.

IoT/M2M

Mostly used to monitor & track assets and fleet movements even in remote locations.
Oil & Gas: aids in mobilizing & deploying high-value assets in the field.
Construction: equipment usage tracking.
Security: track valuable mobile assets such as rail cars, propane tanks.
Marine: Monitor & track high-value assets, such as boats, barges and containers, at the dock and off-shore.
Other industry uses: Mining, forestry, government and fisheries.

Voice & Data (MSS)

hiSky network and technology provides satellite calls, data and messages, chat, photos and attachments. Provides Voice & Data for search and rescue missions and communication in remote locations, disaster areas, travelers, adventure and more.

hiSky revenue model is based on income from hiSky’s subscribers. Revenues will be generated from the sale of airtime packages and the Smartellite™. The company has strategic agreements of satellite operators and satellite companies.

About Reuben Brothers (www.reubenbrothers.com)

Reuben Brothers is a leader in private equity, real estate investment and development, and debt financing.

Our investments include data centers, racecourses, pub companies, aerodromes, and media. Our resources heritage is today represented through energy investments, shipping, agriculture, metal warehousing and an expanding mining portfolio.

Our real estate holdings are significant in scale and broadly diversified, encompassing office, retail, hotel, marina, residential and infrastructure properties across the world.

Our philanthropic arm, the Reuben Foundation, was formed in 2002 and makes essential contributions to the advancement of healthcare and education worldwide. For further information on the Reuben Foundation please visit www.reubenfoundation.com

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