Satellite and space technology company mu Space announced today its participation in the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The program, which Qualcomm Technologies launched in April, aims to connect cities, government agencies and enterprises with service providers offering Qualcomm Technologies-based smart city solutions. mu Space is the first Thai company to participate in the program.
“At mu Space, our mission is to develop the best quality products. As such, we only work with the best in the industry. We’re excited to be offering high-quality products utilizing Qualcomm Technologies’ cutting-edge tech for smart cities applications in Thailand and other countries in the future, and we are proud to join this program,” said Suwit Pruckwattananon, Chief Business Development Officer at mu Space.
“mu Space is a leader of innovative technologies in Southeast Asia,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director of business development and head of smart cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program provides a central hub for smart cities solutions across regions and verticals, and we are pleased to see mu Space participate as the first Thai company in our program.”
Aside from space and satellite technology, mu Space is also focusing on developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Founded in 2017, the company has so far disclosed its plan to include two IoT devices -- a smart apparel and a smart tracker -- in their product line up.
In 2018, mu Space has first started developing the design of its own smart apparel that is capable of controlling internal temperature and equipped with a health monitoring system. In January this year, mu Space unveiled another IoT product, a smart tracker, that can provide a more accurate real-time location to track the whereabouts of a person, to find lost valuables or to monitor the movement of assets.
“Expect to have more and more IoT-enabled devices being developed every year as demand for IoT continues to increase in homes, big companies and smart cities. Spending is rising as people are starting to realize the benefits of IoT in making daily tasks easier and more automated,” Suwit added.
According to the International Data Center’s market research on IoT for 2019, the worldwide spending on consumer IoT this year is expected to reach $108 billion. The research further stated that the leading consumer use cases will be related to smart home, personal wellness, and connected vehicle infotainment.