Case Study: Streamline Boosts Livestock Traceability with NB-IoT and Satellite Connectivity

Streamline uses satellite and nb-iot connectivity from floLIVE and commscloud to boost livestock traceability

Streamline was looking for an IoT connectivity partner that could provide real-time traceability over livestock, always-on connectivity, and two-way control over devices. 

Accurately tracking livestock is critical for farmers, especially in highly regulated areas such as South Africa. Regulation is aimed at eliminating the spread of foot and mouth disease, and enforces strict laws around the movement of cattle, to ensure cloven animals have been in a disease-free environment for a certain period of time prior to cattle meat being shipped. Other challenges include animal theft, maintaining coverage as animals move from place to place, and extending IoT battery life. 

Read the full case study to learn how Streamline achieved:

  • Real-time visibility and control: Hundreds of active solar-powered devices in South Africa, with 350,000 planned by the end of 2023. 
  • Zero coverage gaps: A multi-IMSI strategy that offers global coverage without interruption, even where phone coverage is unavailable.
  • Intelligent control: Farmers can update devices remotely and at their own cadence, lengthening battery life and reducing cost.

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