IoT Auckland: News Release

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Thursday, January 31 2019

Auckland Data Team Reach Space

Members of an Auckland group of ‘Internet of Things’ developers recently tested out the latest generation of satellite technology for sending data via space at a two-day hackathon held at

Members of an Auckland group of ‘Internet of Things’ developers recently tested out the latest generation of satellite technology for sending data via space at a two-day hackathon held at the University of Auckland.

The group from the IoT Auckland Meetup used satellite technology supplied from two new Australian satellite start-up companies. The purpose of the hackathon was to consider possible applications and test the real world capability of the systems provided by the Fleet Space and Myriota.

John McDermott, IoT Auckland founder says “IoT Auckland was created to educate and explain what the Internet of Things means in practice and to assist local developers and entrepreneurs make the most of the new opportunities occurring. It is very pleasing to be at the leading edge of using IoT satellite technology and enabling New Zealanders to put into practise building and deploying applications.

An example we explored during the hackathon was to send short messages from a mobile phone via a satellite connection. This could be used by tourists in New Zealand to send updates as they travel remote walking trails, as well as reporting on visitor numbers and location.” Asked why these IoT satellite systems are relevant to New Zealand,

McDermott adds “The satellites provide very low-cost data connectivity for remote monitoring systems where regular telecom connections are not feasible or economic. Costs of $5 per device per month are often quoted and expected to fall as the systems mature.” “New Zealand is a low population country with large areas of roading, farming and high country that are without regular mobile phone coverage. IoT satellites won’t provide phone call ability but there are plenty of applications that can benefit.

These include environmental monitoring, such as water quality, agriculture weather monitoring for frost alerts, utility monitoring of remote water and electric infrastructure, and monitoring of things such as boats, beehives, and camper vans. New Zealand has the developer capability, entrepreneurial investors and customer base to take a world leading position in this area of technology.” “With global challenges occurring in agricultural productivity, environmental protection and the effects of climate change,

New Zealand has the opportunity to be a world leader in using new technology such as satellite IoT services to help understand and improve the global footprint that we have established in this area.”

This view is supported by participants in the hackathon, Loke Zhao and Kunal Shukla, from local company Blackhawk, an asset tracking and monitoring business. Loke says, “Using satellite communication for collecting data from remote locations and assets is a valuable area of business for us, it has been a useful experience to test out these systems at the IoT Auckland hackathon and assess how we can use them in our business.” With

Members of an Auckland group of ‘Internet of Things’ developers recently tested out the latest generation of satellite technology for sending data via space at a two-day hackathon held at the University of Auckland.

The group from the IoT Auckland Meetup used satellite technology supplied from two new Australian satellite start-up companies. The purpose of the hackathon was to consider possible applications and test the real world capability of the systems provided by the Fleet Space and Myriota. Both companies are based in South Australia, a location that is fast becoming a world-leading centre for space related technologies.

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eMail: john@johnmcdermott.nz
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