Quake Global, a provider of communications for asset monitoring and tracking, anticipates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will influence a drawdown of barriers between satellite and other communications technologies. Polina Braunstein, CEO of Quake Global, told Via Satellite that the company is witnessing a push for satellite communications, terrestrial communications and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) to be more regularly integrated into single devices. Quake Global produces devices for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT communications across multiple technologies. Going forward, Braunstein expects these technologies will become less disparate.
“What the user would really like to have are modems that have the ability to use multiple modes of communication. They don’t care if communications happen via satellite, terrestrial, Wi-Fi or any other means of transporting the data. Fundamentally what they need is the data,” she said.