Capturing data from IoT sensors in often remote locations with no cellular coverage and no power source is currently a big challenge. Wyld Neworks, the IoT connectivity specialist, is addressing this problem. It is deploying a sensor to satellite solution for Bayer in Missouri and is setting up a base for its North American operation in St Louis, following participation in an Agri-TechE mission.
Establishing a base after Agri-TechE mission
“I had the honour of meeting Wyld Networks when they visited Missouri in 2020 as part of the Agri-TechE mission,” said Alan Gogbashian, UK Consul General to the Midwest.
“That relationship was built throughout the pandemic via Zoom and other means, culminating in additional meetings during the recent mission to the UK by Missouri’s Governor. We are thrilled that this great British company is expanding to the US, and choosing to set up in one of the strongest agritech ecosystems in the USA.”
Nearly half of the USA’s total agricultural productivity is harvested within a 500-mile radius of St. Louis, and many of the sector’s major businesses are headquartered in Missouri. Furthermore, St Louis is integral to the US logistics infrastructure, having key major highway intersections, rail and air hubs and the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Following the mission in 2022, Missouri Governor Parson visited the UK to continue the dialogue.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wyld Networks to Missouri,” Governor Parson said. “It was a privilege to meet with the company during our trade mission to the United Kingdom, and we’re confident Wyld Networks’ strengths in agtech and geospatial technology are a great fit for our state. With continued innovative advances in agriculture, Missouri is supporting high-tech companies as they grow here, creating jobs and making investments that strengthen our economy.”
Wyld creates consortium to deliver sensor to satellite solutions
Wyld Networks, along with US-based IoT solution provider TrakAssure, has created a consortium with LoRaWAN system provider Senet and satellite operator Eutelsat, to deliver a “first-to-market” terrestrial-and-satellite IoT solution for the supply chain industry. The base in Missouri is key to the company’s growth strategy.
“Critical to Wyld’s growth strategy is the need to engage with the world’s largest and most influential economy,” said Alastair Williamson, CEO of Wyld Networks. “A base in St Louis is a significant step to realise this ambition.”
Wyld’s USA operations in Missouri aims to develop satellite IoT for US agriculture and supply chain sectors. Tim Nowak, Executive Director at World Trade Center St. Louis, has helped facilitate the move he comments that he ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ to see the company base it USA operations in Missouri.