A joint statement from the two companies said wind farm owners needed to monitor their wind turbines, to identify when a fault or damage occurred. Identifying faults early means a reduction in the degree of damage and lower maintenance costs.
Ping.services manufactures a patented listening device that can measure acoustic signatures, record turbine damage, and then advise turbine owners.
Myriota makes tiny low-cost satellite transmitters that send low-powered messages directly to a constellation of low-earth-orbit nano satellites. These satellites then relay the messages to earth where they are decoded and sent to the end user.
Myriota chief executive and co-founder Dr Alex Grant said: "The application of Ping’s innovative monitoring solution combined with Myriota’s unique, low-cost application of IoT devices will no doubt reduce the time turbine owners spend manually checking their products.
“With many wind farms located in areas with little to no connectivity, our monitoring solution allows companies to easily monitor their assets – regardless of location.”
Ping.services chief executive Matthew Stead said: “We are beginning field tests for our first set of devices at Snowtown Wind Farm next week, and are set to have commercial units available for use at the start of 2019.
“The partnership with Myriota will enable us to roll out long life IoT devices and satellite communication.”
Myriota raised US$15.6 million in Series A funding from investors, including Boeing Horizon X Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Main Sequence Ventures and Right Click Capital, in March.