The journey of SpoorTrack commenced in 2001 with the establishment of Intricode Solutions. Our inaugural project involved developing a SCADA-based monitoring solution for Eskom, providing the ability to oversee and manage remote substations in the secluded regions of South Africa. Previously, accessing these sites necessitated extensive travel. This solution harnessed the power of Iridium communication satellites as the conduit for data transmission.
Subsequently, we engineered an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) elephant tracking device utilizing the same Iridium technology. Between 2005 and 2013, we further expanded our portfolio by developing a variety of Iridium-based development kits and OEM tracking devices.
In 2013, a significant milestone occurred when a NASA scientist approached us to develop a tracking solution for a project in Greenland. This undertaking propelled us to elevate our capabilities to meet the demands of the project, ultimately serving as the foundation for the launch of our commercial-grade tracking solutions.
In 2016, we introduced an aircraft tracking system that remains operational and indispensable today, delivering real-time aircraft status information to our valued clients.
In 2018, we unveiled our inaugural solar-powered bird tracker, equipped with an Iridium modem and weighing a mere 50 grams.
The pivotal year 2021 marked the birth of SpoorTrack as a distinct business unit dedicated to the development and promotion of animal tracking products. Since then, we have created solar-powered Iridium-enabled trackers for a diverse range of wildlife, including various bird species, crocodiles, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, elephants, and antelopes.