Thinxtra and Position Partners share network infrastructure to expedite Internet of Things and smart city development

Internet of Things provider and geospatial positioning company to share their respective Sigfox and AllDayRTK network infrastructure and enable low cost IoT development for councils, agriculture, health and industries.

Making everyday objects smart, or the Internet of Things (IoT), is set to benefit all manner of industries and expedite the development of Australia’s smart cities.

For councils, IoT deployment will reduce pollution through smart parking and bin collection, whilst lowering the country’s carbon footprint with smart energy consumption. In agriculture, IoT can assist to reduce fertiliser use with better crop and water management, as well as monitor livestock accurately and efficiently. Asset tracking, smart monitoring and predictive maintenance will keep Australia’s industry competitive and productive. In healthcare, wearable GPS and fall detection systems will assist to monitor and proactively support the community.

To expedite the development of such IoT innovations, Thinxtra and Position Partners have agreed to share their respective Sigfox and AllDayRTK network infrastructure to enable low cost access to high precision positioning and communications services.

Position Partners operates a national Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network, AllDayRTK, which consists of hundreds of high precision base stations that deliver millimetre-level precision for surveying, construction and agriculture applications.

Sigfox is a global technology network dedicated to connecting things, operated exclusively in Australia by Thinxtra. Sigfox-enabled devices are up to 10 times cheaper than cellular models, 300 times more energy efficient and can transfer data between devices at long range, up to 50 kilometres apart.

“We are delighted that Position Partners shares our vision and passion for helping to make Australia more innovative,” said Renald Gallis, Thinxtra Vice President Ecosystem and Marketing.

“The success of connecting millions of devices that don’t have much to say relies on low cost infrastructure, low cost devices and low cost connectivity, which this partnership helps to enable,” he added.

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