An In­ter­net of Things

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

THE City of Man­durah has part­nered with Thinx­tra to de­ploy a wire­less net­work to power smart city and clean en­ergy ap­pli­ca­tions across Man­durah.

The ar­range­ment will see Thinx­tra put net­work aeri­als on City build­ings to pro­vide the Man­durah area with an In­ter­net of Things (IoT) net­work in re­turn for ser­vice cred­its.

The net­work is pro­vided by Sig­fox and is a low-pow­ered, low-band­width, low-cost net­work and cov­er­age spans right across Man­durah.

The IoT net­work and tech­nol­ogy is a back­bone to Smart City in­no­va­tion and will pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for busi­ness and the City to utilise the net­work for sys­tems such as health sen­sors and mon­i­tors, pedes­trian counts, en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing, com­mu­nity safety, prox­im­ity alerts and more.

Cov­er­age was made avail­able at the be­gin­ning of the month and there is no cost to the coun­cil.

City chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark New­man said the IoT ar­range­ment was a way of util­is­ing un­used space on coun­cil build­ings and other lo­ca­tions.

The City will run a trial project by in­stalling wa­ter meter data log­gers to de­tect and mon­i­tor wa­ter us­age and qual­ity in coun­cil-op­er­ated fa­cil­i­ties and Cox Bay Lake.

The sen­sors will al­low the City to mea­sure wa­ter con­sump­tion and wa­ter qual­ity, in­stantly de­tect un­usual wa­ter us­age and leaks, and stream­line the process of man­u­ally in­spect­ing me­ters and re­port­ing.

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