1/5 - WHAT IS THE KINÉIS CONNECTIVITY?
Kinéis finds its origins in the Argos system, a data collection and localization system created in 1978 from a French-American cooperation involving CNES (French Space Agency) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), with support from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Until June 2019, the company CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellite) was missionned by CNES to operate Argos. Before public GNSS systems (GPS, Galileo…) were even available, Argos allowed to localize thousands of beacons around the globe using the Doppler Effect. But it was also the first data collection system by satellite, originally for environmental applications, decades before the Internet of Things (IoT) made its breakthrough.
Today, Kinéis leverages this 40-year experience with the Argos system to offer tomorrow’s low-power satellite IoT connectivity, available everywhere. This connectivity relies on the first European constellation of nanosatellites that, together with a network of innovative ground stations, allows for low-power, simple and affordable connected devices. Each device transmits data to the satellites passing overhead, which then forward these data to the stations on the ground to be processed at Kinéis’ service center and eventually delivered to the user.