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Gilat Satcom Using Iridium for Cattle-Watch IoT Solution

By Caleb Henry | December 15, 2015
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Cattle-Watch’s Gilat Satcom-enabled cattle tracker. Photo: Gilat Satcom

[Via Satellite 12-15-2015] Gilat Satcom is working with Cattle-Watch, a new location, behavior monitoring and tracking service for the cattle industry, to supply a satellite solution with connectivity over the Iridium network.

Cattle-Watch provides herd owners with real-time reports about the location, walking, grazing and resting time, water consumption, reproductive condition and other health issues of individual cows, sheep and goats, as well warnings about possible thefts. The service is currently being deployed around the world.

Every animal is fitted with an ear tag device that sends information wirelessly to the 4 to 5 percent of the herd that have solar-powered collars containing the Gilat Satcom M2M satellite solution. Gilat Satcom transmits information from the collar to a Cattle-Watch developed Web-based and mobile platform. From here, information is sent through Gilat Satcom’s satellite service immediately to the rancher’s computer or smartphone.