Hubble Network has become the first company in history to establish a Bluetooth connection directly to a satellite – a major validation of the technology for the company, potentially opening the door to connecting millions more devices anywhere in the world.

The Seattle-based startup launched its first two satellites into orbit as part of SpaceX’s collaborative Transporter-10 mission in March; since then, the company has confirmed that it is receiving signals from its embedded 3.5mm Bluetooth chips from over 600 kilometers away.

The technology can be used in logistics, livestock tracking, smart collars for pets, children’s GPS watches, automotive equipment, construction sites, soil temperature monitoring and oil extraction.

The Seattle-based startup hopes that in the future their invention will help build an “Internet of Things” without Wi-Fi or cellular service.