Description: Advanced Pipe Sensing for Leaks and Breaks
By: Dr Don McCallum
NSW Smart Sensing Network
Spanning fundamental discovery science to real time application on live water networks, this multi million dollar venture will use five different strands of smart sensing research for condition assessment and leak detection to prevent catastrophic breaks in what is a multi-billion dollar global problem. The program involves real sensors in a city-wide network, putting this work at the physical end of the IoT and Smart Cities developments. This collaboration draws upon the expertise of several leading research universities and water utilities under the co-ordination of the NSW Smart Sensing Network.
By Tim Cara
GeoWAN was founded to fill the dedicated LoRaWAN network role for Australia as IoT is moving fast and becoming more accessible the role of a ecosystem is becoming more important.LoRaWAN is a standard aimed at interoperability that requires device makers, solution providers and networks to work together.With the arrival of easy of access technologies and more flexible business delivery methods how IoT will open greater opportunities to Australian businesses and their future.
Tim Cara who is a lifelong business owner and co-founder of GeoWAN and is trying to get the internet of things working for everyone’s benefit. Tim began working with Excel Electrical Engineers (EEE) in 2015 as a business strategy advisor and business development manager. First stumbled upon IoT in late 2015 and began directing a change in business direction. GeoWAN was founded in 2016 to focus on telecommunications and EEE shifted away from electronic design. Since then he has been working on delivering Australia’s dedicated LoRaWAN network in the testing, compliance, certification, deployment and regulatory aspects. Currently GeoWAN has networks in every state and territory, except Canberra, with multiple applications reliant on the network for data carriage. Tim envisioned delivering IoT connectivity services that are Reliable, Bi-directional, Affordable, Secure, Scalable and 100% user owned data.