FindMy Reaches Milestone of 45,000 Deployed Globalstar Satellite IoT Devices for Smart Animal Tracking
Leading IoT animal tracking specialist FindMy
has to date deployed over 45,000 animal tracking collars, based on
Globalstarsatellite technology, across Scandinavia and South Americato track sheep, cattle and reindeer
- At the heart of each FindMy collar is Globalstar’s STX3 simplex chipset for GPS tracking using satellite communications
- FindMy helps farmers safeguard income by finding lost animals, losing fewer to predators, and building knowledge of herd health and best grazing areas
FindMy was originally founded to meet the needs of sheep farmers in
STX3’s small size, ruggedness, long battery life, and ease of integration, as well as its competitive price, remain key compelling features for FindMy.
FindMy’s tracking collars communicate with Globalstar’s satellite network to geo-fence livestock, helping farmers monitor animals to ensure they graze only in designated areas, and to locate those which have escaped or are injured.
With each animal worth hundreds or even thousands of Euros, losing livestock to predators or through illness not only affects revenues but can also have a profound impact on the quality of a farmer’s breeding foundation for years to come.
Thanks to the rich data transmitted by the FindMy system, farmers are empowered to manage their stock intelligently, and minimise loss due to inadequate food or water, disease or predators. FindMy provides an informative data trail that enables farmers to analyse where animals that produce the best quality meat are grazing, so farmers can proactively manage herds’ grazing for future seasons.
FindMy’s customised user interface alerts farmers and herd managers when an animal has not moved for some time. With FindMy’s GPS data, they can identify exactly where to go to investigate, saving valuable time and resources. Farmers deploying the collars report a significant reduction in animal loss, with a consequent direct positive impact on their business.
Hundreds of kilometres of Norway’s railroads, reaching inside the
Each year, trains kill about 6,500 of the region’s 600,000 reindeer, with an estimated loss of €8.5 million of livestock. In 2016, the Norwegian mapping authority, Kartverket, sought a solution as part of its annual hackathon series. FindMy emerged the winner and SaveMyReindeer was developed.
SaveMyReindeer, currently in development and testing, uses data from the
“The FindMy animal tracking platform is helping farmers ensure the best
possible health of their livestock, protecting animals from disease and
predators, and maximising herd value,” said
“Thanks to Globalstar’s ongoing commitment to IoT innovation, we will continue to find new ways to help farmers to monitor and safeguard their valuable animals,” he added.
FindMy was originally established as FindMySheep, a tracking collar
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