The SAT4m2m UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) has been founded in 2014 and has officially been registered on February 25, 2014, at the Amtsgericht München – Registergericht – HRB 210436. The idea of the tech start-up was generated during the evaluation of the results of the “GP-AIMS”-Project, co-financed by the Bavarian “Raumfahrt-Förderprogramm”: During this activity, the commercialization efforts of the project’s results prompted the necessity of building-up a dedicated m2m-infrastructure at reasonable costs for global 24/7 data services. The SAT4m2m company is fully dedicated to the described project.
SAT4m2m gets technical support from a network of industrialists as well as research and development institutions like e.g. Institutes of DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen; moreover, SAT4m2m has already a very good relationship to international companies as e.g. INDRA Espacio, Barcelona, Spain, as well as to renowned universities as e.g. EURÉCOM, Biot, France. EURÉCOM offers among others highly interesting support in the area of data security for wireless data communication. REMONDIS, Russian Railway RZD and other user groups like wagon or container operators support SAT4m2m with inputs concerning the user requirements and/or testing and verification possibilities.Further support will be granted from Steinbeis Transferzentrum Raumfahrt with its detailed experience in the development and verification in data transmission, gained through various projects as e.g. GTS. The neighbourhood to the German Aerospace Center DLR with its various departments/ institutes offers potential partners: Currently, the GSOC supports SAT4m2m by performing various calculations of satellite orbit parameters which are required for the estimation of link budgets, etc. Other partners could be the Institute of Communication and Navigation KN or the Earth Observation Centre EOC for specific support for data compression (see project GP-AIMS). Being part of the information loop the local bank(s) will be the first to support the further-on developments as SAT4m2m will expand its technologies step-by-step into new and other markets, too. Moreover, SAT4m2m will create interesting, future-oriented jobs in the safe & secure ITC environment with enormous growth rates.