Newcastle, Australia: July 2nd, 2018
Multiple smart city use cases have been deployed over a new IoT network in Newcastle, just two months after network installation plans were announced by Newcastle City Council.
Australian LoRaWANTM carrier NNNCo showcased the range of pilot solutions to a delegation of urban leaders from local and State Government organised by the Cities Leadership Institute.
The use cases include a smart bin solution for waste management, smart parking solution, smart water metering, and soil moisture sensing. Also in field is a smart tracking solution that will enable a variety of applications including asset tracking, people movement, cold food chain, logistics and transport.
Delegates were able to see working devices in the field and witness the live flow of data from devices through the network and onto NNNCo’s data platform, the N2N.
Katherine O’Regan, Executive Director of the Cities Leadership Institute, said “It was highly valuable for our delegates to understand the deployment and integration of technology in the City.”
“The narrowband network forms an integral part of the City’s fabric and future, and the collaboration between the Council and NNNCo is critical to delivering for the people of Newcastle,” she added.
NNNCo Founder & CEO, Rob Zagarella, said “Showcasing multiple live applications in the field is signifcant because it shows that we’re not only ready to provide the network access, but also to rapidly deploy and scale solutions for cities.”
“This is about establishing the IoT fabric for cities and very quickly turning on solutions that will improve city efficiencies, sustainability and liveability.”
The Newcastle pilot program is one of the first deployments of NNNCo’s N2N IoT Data Platform which converts data from any device into a common format and visualisation engine.
NNNCo CTO / COO, Tony Tilbrook, said, “The N2N IoT Platform enables customers to take any certified LoRaWAN device, turn it on and connect to the network, and receive data that can be easily ingested into their application of choice.”
“Solving the ‘data to knowledge’ journey is key to solving cost and complexity issues and enabling the rapid take-up of IoT across industries,” Tilbrook added. “We know now that we have the capability to scale to millions of devices and millions of messages across industry sectors.”
NNNCo was selected to deliver the network by Newcastle City Council in early 2018 following an extensive tender process. The company is installing a carrier-grade Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWANTM) to provide low cost, low-power connectivity that can support millions of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices.