Globalstar, Inc. today announced a commercial agreement with Wiagro, an Agtech start-up from Argentina.
Globalstar is supplying Wiagro with 2,500 ST100 satellite modem transmitters for their Smart Silobag®, which allows for the remote monitoring of grain conditions stored in silo bags. The partnership is effective immediately with completion of deployment anticipated through the end of 2024.
The Smart Silobag is utilized during the post-harvest process to increase efficiency during storage and transport. The IoT solution developed by Wiagro can collect information on the temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, and detects rips caused by animals or acts of vandalism, in addition to real-time geolocation. The Globalstar ST100 satellite modem was selected due to its reduced size, low consumption, reliable service, and affordable price.
Juan Porras, Globalstar Latin America General Manager, stated, “Agriculture is quickly adopting IoT technology in Latin America and Globalstar is well equipped to provide developer solutions that enable reliable satellite connectivity for tracking and monitoring. We have already established a presence in Brazil, and we are now expanding into Argentina with our partner, Wiagro.”
Ariel Ismirlian, founding partner of Wiagro, said:
“Through the implementation of satellite technology, we’ve delivered optimization of field operations through the real-time monitoring of crops. Our innovation has supported producers, collectors, and transporters in reducing the margin of error by providing precise visibility on the status of each batch. Through increased visibility, we can guarantee our customers that the quality and quantity of the harvest is not compromised during the process.”