Globalstar revealed that farmers have deployed a new Globalstar Internet of Things (IoT) technology solution to track and protect thousands of reindeer in the north of Finland and Sweden. Since trialling its ReindeerApp and collar less than a year ago, newly-signed Globalstar Value Added Reseller PrismaQuality Finland has seen rapid uptake among reindeer herd owners whose livestock roam fence-free in Scandinavia's vast northern hinterland.
ReindeerApp enables farmers to keep track of their herds, and helps mitigate losses from predators such as wolves and bears. The user interface which PrismaQualityFinland developed notifies herders when a deer is no longer moving, and thanks to Globalstar's extensive satellite coverage and accuracy, the farmer knows exactly where to go to check on the animals.
Petter Kroneld, Product Development Manager of PrismaQuality Finland, says, "When farmers asked us to develop a tracking collar for their reindeer, we knew right away that satellite connectivity would be essential to deliver the reach we needed. We designed the collar around SmartOne C due to its satellite coverage, superior battery life, small size and low cost."