Helios Wire Satellite Scheduled to Launch on Spaceflight’s SSO-A Smallsat Express Mission

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UPDATE: HELIOS WIRE’S PATHFINDER-2 SATELLITE WAS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AND DEPLOYED ON DEC. 3, 2018. THE SMALLSAT IS HEALTHY AND TRAVELLING IN LOW EARTH ORBIT. HELIOS WILL PROVIDE WORLDWIDE IOT CONNECTIVITY FOR APPLICATIONS RANGING FROM TRANSPORTATION AND SMART FARMING TO OIL AND GAS MONITORING.  VANCOUVER, November 16, 2018 | Helios Wire, a satellite-enabled IoT connectivity company, announced today that its Pathfinder II satellite…

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Bringing IoT and Blockchain to the World, Part I: On the Edge of Democratization

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Thanks to space tech, we’re closer to IoT-blockchain ubiquity for larger industries. But we must keep our eyes set on real democratization.    We’re not there yet, but good solutions are being brought to the table. From kickstarters, to startups, to unicorns — one of the universal aspects of the high-tech business is that you’re never alone in your mission….

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4 Areas Where Space-based Blockchain+IoT Can Be A Game-Changer: From Land Claim Disputes to Voter Fraud

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The Internet of Everything   As the worlds of IoT and blockchain merge, new and transformative case studies are revealed almost daily — and sometimes at global scale. Some of these are what-if revelations, while others are already ticking along. But of course, technology has always been part practical, part audacious. And as IoT and blockchain become increasingly accessible and affordable…

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Helios Wire Q&A: How Space Technology Will Supercharge IoT and Blockchain

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You are probably no stranger to the merging worlds of IoT and blockchain. But how does NewSpace factor into the equation? We recently sat down with our CEO, Scott Larson, for some tech philosophizing. Our aim? To take a closer look at space-based blockchain and IoT, and what that untraditional infrastructure means for these two powerhouse technologies. Let’s dig in.  …

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How Space-Based Blockchain Can Bring Much-Needed Security to the Internet of Things

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Security. It’s one of Maslow’s basic needs for clear reason. From our physical safety, to personal information, to our finances, to our facial features, there’s nary an aspect of life that isn’t impacted by warranted concerns over security — especially now as it relates to our data, both personal and corporate. Benevolent or not, there are scores of individuals, marketers, companies and hackers (or a…

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Space-based IoT + Blockchain: How Two Disruptive Technologies Can Democratize Connectivity and Transparency

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When game changers merge. Independently, the IoT and blockchain are both hotly tipped areas of the high tech world, already impacting government, business and media. Now, thought leaders across the globe are fanning the flames of what turns out to be a budding technological relationship. And by adding space-based IoT satellite systems into that mix, the IoT-blockchain combination is looking like a…

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Use Case: How Democratized IoT Can Provide Better Pipeline Monitoring and Increased Safety

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The Big Picture Every year, approximately 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials are made by land, sea and air, reports the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). In the U.S. alone, hundreds of companies operate almost 2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipeline transport systems, through which trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions…

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Use Case: The Role of Democratized IoT in Smart Transportation & Supply Chain Management

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The Big Picture From curbing inventory loss and reducing repair costs, to cutting fuel costs and improving shipping route efficiency — the benefits of IoT technology and related analytics for supply chain management and transport are already undeniable. And while large players like DHL are defining the way that IoT is used for logistics, it’s smaller players who are still…

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Helios Wire Raises US$4 Million in Financing to Continue Building Its Satellite-Enabled IoT Service

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FINANCING WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT ITS DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS. Vancouver, Canada, August 21, 2017 | Helios Wire is pleased to announce that it has raised an additional US$4 million in financing to help facilitate the launch of its first two satellites. These funds will be allocated towards the development of the satellite-based IoT system that Helios is…

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