Highlights

  • Working with Lacuna will help Omnispace introduce a new enterprise-class service as a part of a broader vision that would deliver seamless terrestrial and satellite communications.
  • The partnership will enable users to access Lacuna’s IoT service directly from inexpensive, battery-powered LoRa devices to open connectivity gates to even the most remote areas of the world.

Omnispace, the company reinventing mobile communications, announced an agreement with Lacuna Space to collaborate on the distribution of a ground-breaking Internet of Things (IoT) service.

The collaboration will mark the commercial launch of a first-of-its-kind, global, open standards-based IoT network. The service will enable the LoRaWAN protocol to support direct-to-satellite communications for many IoT devices. The protocol will use the LR-FHSS (Long Range – Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) technology designed explicitly for high-capacity IoT networks with on-orbit operation validated by Lacuna through several years of non-geostationary satellite testing and optimization.

With Omnispace’s licensed, 2GHz S-band spectrum rights and integrated Omnispace and Lacuna infrastructure, it becomes easier for devices to connect efficiently between existing terrestrial networks and previously unconnected regions around the globe.

Omnispace and Lacuna’s joint venture will start providing services to customers and distribution partners in Q3 2022 to power asset tracking, fleet management, and data collection across industries globally.

Both firms will use the LoRaWAN standard that will help connect the terrestrial networks with worldwide satellite coverage to offer low-power ubiquitous connectivity. The initial set of Lacuna sensors is smaller than the palm of a hand. It can connect over satellite for several years of a single battery charge, providing customers with affordable and simplified communications.

Experts’ view

“Omnispace is reimagining mobile communications for users by employing standards-based solutions to deliver global, real-time connectivity,” said Ram Viswanathan, President, and CEO for Omnispace. “We’re pleased to be working with Lacuna to introduce this new enterprise-class service, which is part of our broader vision to deliver seamless terrestrial and satellite communications.”

“We are happy to announce this agreement with Omnispace, which accelerates getting our technology to market and enables us to start delivering our IoT services around the globe,” said Rob Spurrett, CEO of Lacuna. “Our customers will be able to access Lacuna’s IoT service directly from inexpensive, battery-powered LoRa devices to extend connectivity to even the most remote areas of the world.”