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Author: Dallas Kasaboski (X)

  • The Right Key for the Connected Car

    Feb 12th, 2017 by Dallas Kasaboski   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Last year, Toyota announced an investment of $1 Billion on self-driving technologies and artificial intelligence to help improve vehicle safety. Last month, Continental and Inmarsat announced a partnership in vehicle connectivity, with updates and telematics from vehicles transmitted over satellite.

    The connected vehicle is becoming the car industry standard, driven by the need to improve safety, and save money, on the road. But the dream of the connected car is about more than just…

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has always been a small component of the Earth Observation (EO) business. SAR satellites are typically more expensive to develop, and despite distinct advantages, the images are more complex, raising processing costs. However, with increasing focus on satellite constellations, and the rise of Big Data analytics, SAR-based opportunities in the next decade will grow, as global SAR revenues are expected to increase at twice the rate of optical.


  • Finding Satcom Value in Shipping

    Sep 19th, 2016 by Dallas Kasaboski   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Digital Ship’s Connectivity Briefing recently held at the SMM in Hamburg explored the potential of greater data demand in the maritime industry.  The NSR-moderated panel, entitled, “Innovation and Evolution and the Integration of Maritime Applications”, focused on crew and operational applications, and developments in big data and IoT related traffic. Market oversupply of HTS capacity has recently led service providers to push higher data plans, with built-in applications promoted as…