Adelaide-based startup Myriota has teamed up with global manufacturer Motherson to produce its Myriota Module; a cutting edge, low powered device that securely transfers data to the Myriota Network of satellites from anywhere on the planet.
Under the 5-year agreement, Motherson will manufacture millions of units of the Myriota Module that is built on an edge computing platform and allows for third party integration with a huge range of sensors and devices.
Myriota co-founder and CTO, Dr David Haley, said the units are already being manufactured at Motherson’s South Australian design and manufacturing facility and subsequently delivered across the globe to customers such as Optus, Amazon’s AWS and Boeing.
“Myriota and Motherson are examples of two South Australian businesses excelling in their respective industries,” Dr Haley said.
“Our partnership demonstrates that manufacturing capabilities in South Australia – which once primarily served the automotive industry – have diversified into new sectors, including Australia’s growing space sector.”
Sam Vial, Motherson Business Development Director for Asia Pacific, said the partnership was Motherson’s first foray into working in the space and IoT arena.
“We’re thrilled to become Myriota’s manufacturing partner and expand our operations to include the space and IoT sectors,” Mr Vial said.
“This partnership will help to sustain jobs in our South Australian facility, with products being both designed and manufactured locally.”
SA Premier Steven Marshall, said the partnership would help grow the state’s thriving space industry.
“This is yet another example of two companies collaborating across this exciting, high-growth industry in our state, creating the jobs of the future,” said the Premier.
“Myriota is a proud South Australian company now making an impact on an international scale.
“Partnerships like this bolster South Australia’s reputation as a global leader across the space sector, attracting even more national and international companies to invest in our state.”