New ‘Internet of Things’ network goes live
for Communications Mitch Fifield today launched a new Internet of Things (IoT)
community network at Barangaroo as part of the inaugural Internet of Things
Alliance Australia (IoTAA) ‘State of the Nation’ workshop.
Internet of Things has the potential to transform a wide range of Australian
sectors from agriculture to aged care, by placing sensors in everyday objects
that can send and receive data. This data can then be analysed and used to
increase the efficiency of services and develop new applications.
Government is committed to working with industry to realise the full potential
of IoT technologies and to ensure Australia takes a leadership role in this
Barangaroo Community Network, developed in a partnership between the IoTAA and
KPMG, will allow up to 1,000 IoT devices within a three to five kilometre range
to connect to the internet. The free network is intended to help the local
community, business and academia to connect devices and explore the potential
of IoT technology.
State of the Nation workshop attracted more than 200 attendees from industry,
government, start-ups, academia and consumer groups.
undertaken for IoTAA has projected that IoT technologies have the potential to
add up to $120 billion to the Australian economy by 2025.
there are currently an estimated 6.4 billion devices connected to the internet,
the development of IoT technologies will see this number continue to grow as
connected devices and sensors deliver a range of benefits across many sectors
including manufacturing, farming, retail, transport and health.
IoTAA is the peak body representing a diverse group of more than 125
organisations, dedicated to empowering industry to grow Australia’s competitive
advantage through IoT.
information is available at: www.iot.org.au