ATF Australia boosts sites’ security with IoT device, Microsoft Azure and Sigfox ubiquitous connectivity

Melbourne, May 29 2017 – Construction site theft in the sights of innovative cloud-connected PIR motion sensor solution

ATF Services is today launching a ground-breaking battery powered IoT wireless monitoring product – the ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm – to tackle the rising problem of theft from construction sites that, if left unchecked, risks slowing the progress of the multibillion dollar sector.
ATF Services has developed into a multi-faceted site safety and technology services business now incorporating temporary fencing, solar surveillance technology, solar lighting and edge protection services divisions. It is now launching an Intelligent Wireless Alarm system that is cost efficient, scalable, long life on small battery, resilient and internationally deployable.

According to IBISworld, Australia’s construction sector is a $349 billion a year business – but one increasingly being targeted by criminals.
Tool theft from construction sites and vehicles is a global problem which is on the rise. A recent study revealed that 39 per cent of residential builders were affected by theft or vandalism at their building sites. Of those, two thirds had experienced more than one incident.
While 61 per cent experienced the theft of raw materials, 46 per cent had experienced the loss of small hand-held tools.  The cost of replacing tools or materials is only one part of the equation: without the gear to get the job done, customers’ projects get delayed and builders risk fines for delayed completion.

To combat the problem, ATF Services, working closely with Thinxtra (Sigfox connectivity), Microsoft ( Azure IoT platform), Genesys Electronics (device maker) and Two Bulls (digital consultancy), has developed the ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm – a world-first IoT security device that provides wireless internet-connected monitoring for up to 12 months on just 4 AA batteries.

ATF Vision video PIR motion sensor Sigfox

ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm simple explanatory video

ATF is one of the first Australian innovative company to take advantage of Sigfox IoT network (operated by Thinxtra in Australia and New Zealand). This network allows for long range, low cost and low power consumption things to simply connect wirelessly to the internet (Cloud). Thinxtra CEO, Loic Barancourt mentioned: “Robyn’s vision to deliver ubiquitous IoT security solutions to ATF customers locally and globally was well matching Sigfox’s vision to provide a global network dedicated to connecting billions of things.”

“ATF’s early adoption of LPWAN technology in the IoT space provides a fantastic opportunity for the showcasing of technology capabilities by innovative Australian developers”, says Geoff Sizer, Genesys CEO and the leader of Engineers Australia’s Applied IoT Engineering Community. He added “the Sense Track Secure system sets a benchmark for the IoT commmunity of technology developers and adopters, and shows what can be done by those with the courage to overcome technical and commercials barriers to make it happen”.

The ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm is backed by the ATF Cloud platform, which is hosted on Microsoft’s Azure and is designed on top of Microsoft’s Service Fabric for reliability and scalability to support millions of concurrently connected devices. The ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm can also be controlled via a mobile app, which allows the device to be configured to the requirements of the environment.  Site managers can download an app to access automatic alerts which are sent via app notification and/or email if devices detect any unexpected activity such as movement or sound.

The ATF Intelligent Wireless Alarm is the first in a suite of IoT products by ATF designed to secure, track and monitor environments and equipment to help reduce the loss of assets, prevent vandalism and monitor productivity.  The solution is being offered as a value-added service to ATF clients through its specially formed division ATF Vision.
According to ATF Services CEO, Robin Mysell: “ATF Vision has developed leading edge affordable surveillance technology, delivering a valuable service for customers and generating a significant new stream of business for ATF Services.”

Brett Shoemaker, Cloud + Enterprise Business Group Leader at Microsoft Australia, said: “Microsoft Azure’s reach and resilience, along with the rich IoT platform and tools underpins this highly innovative security solution that can now be sold internationally to tackle a real and growing problem.
“ATF Services identified a major challenge facing its clients and has developed an intelligent, scalable and resilient solution that will deliver solid returns on investment by ensuring construction sites are secured and projects meet crucial deadlines.”


About ATF
ATF Services is Australia’s largest provider of temporary fencing and edge protection services to the residential, commercial, industrial and events sectors with an ANZ footprint incorporating more than 60 branches and servicing 5,000 regular clients.
ATF Vision have developed and commercialised a leading edge portable, remote, solar powered video surveillance technology. The Intelligent Wireless Alarm complements our existing technology.
More infos at www.atfservices.com.au


About Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
More infos at azure.microsoft.com


About Genesys Electronics
Genesys provides a complete electronic product and software development service from initial concept through to volume production. They have an industry-wide reputation for efficiently delivering high quality, innovative, state-of-the-art solutions that are commercially ready.
More infos at www.genesysdesign.com.au


About TwoBulls
Two Bulls is a leading software development firm focused on the development of disruptive digital products. Two Bulls is passionate about determining the future of the IoT landscape. Two Bulls has offices in New York, Berlin and Melbourne and works with a range of leading organisations and startups.
More infos at www.twobulls.com


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 71% of the population in Australia and 89% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong by June 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries by the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960

Xkit Webinar

1-2 June 2017, learn how to make your first IoT device.

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More info on Xkit

Get Ready for IoT Cup in Melbourne

The IoT Festival in June 2017 will showcase the dramatic transformations and new world of opportunities made possible by the IoT, redefining the future of agriculture, healthcare, smart cities, manufacturing, energy & mining across Australia and Asia-Pacific. Anat Efron will be a panel speaker at the event and the Thinxtra tech team will take part in IoT Cup (Hackathon).

More info

Tasmania to become Australia’s first IoT-ready State

Hobart, May 25, 2017 – Tasmania is about to become Australia’s first Internet of Things (IoT)-ready State

This was announced today by joint venture partners TasmaNet and Thinxtra who are building a dedicated IoT network that will cover 95 per cent of the population before year’s end.

The network will enable the use of devices such as smart meters, temperature probes for aquaculture, GPS trackers for agriculture assets, complete development kits with free connectivity for most schools and much more.

Thinxtra is deploying a nationwide wireless network dedicated to IoT using Sigfox technology. The joint venture with TasmaNet is committed to rolling out up to 55 communications towers across Tasmania by Q3 2017. Hobart-based TasmaNet is providing access to its towers, its network for backhaul, and engineers for ongoing maintenance and support of the sensory network.

IoT devices work optimally and inexpensively on low bandwidth for short messages such as meter index readings, GPS position, temperature, movement, door open/close, vibration level and battery life status. Most IoT use cases require wireless sensors to send small messages, and many companies deploying connected objects over traditional networks are struggling with issues including steep pricing, high energy consumption and complexity of deployment and maintenance.

TasmaNet Managing Director, Joel Harris, said: “We approached Thinxtra as many of our customers in the aquaculture, farming and education spaces want to deliver solutions via sensory networks, but the lack of a suitable network has been holding back their projects. We invited Thinxtra to work with us to approach these markets, and the results are spectacular.”

Sam Sharief, Network Deployment Director for Thinxtra Pty Ltd, said: “Thanks to TasmaNet, Thinxtra will deploy a Sigfox-based network to cover over 95 per cent of Tasmania’s population, including all major cities, from Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, to Burnie & Ulverstone, making it the first Australian state to become fully IoT-ready. Thinxtra will also support TasmaNet for additional coverage in regional projects throughout the state.”

“Our low cost, low power, long range IoT network is perfect for deploying simple solutions to make cities smarter, agriculture more sustainable and industry more cost efficient. It can also be used for better monitoring of the exceptional Tasmanian environment, and provide solutions to reduce bush fires or control the quality of water in lakes and rivers.”

TasmaNet’s Harris explains that information from countless IoT devices around the island state will turn up in the company’s Hobart data centre, ready for use by customers. “I cannot understate how big this is for Tasmania – it’s going to be huge, it’s going to empower entrepreneurs” he says.

The joint venture technology will facilitate the use of automated power meters. Harris also sees devices working with community support establishments, where care givers can wear devices to pick up information about patients’ whereabouts, wellbeing and distress. And alongside, he foresees TasmaNet putting in free or low cost equipment in schools, so they can do coding and develop their own sensors for whatever purpose they choose.

 


About TasmaNet
TasmaNet is a Tasmanian owned and operated digital services provider, specialising in licensed telecommunications, cloud services provider, focused on providing innovative and integrated telecommunications and ICT infrastructure solutions. Since 2004 TasmaNet has provided a range of premium data communication and data centre services to businesses, communities and consumers across Tasmania and mainland Australia

TasmaNet’s local data centre and cloud services and facilities are key components of its five-year investment strategy. Leveraging TasmaNet’s sophisticated and integrated facilities, the company has created a Centre of Excellence for ICT organisations to test and pilot technology innovations in Tasmania and beyond.

For more information, contact:
Joel Harris, Managing Director, Joel@tasmanet.com.au + 61 435 145 294
David Frost, PR Deadlines for TasmaNet davidf@prdeadlines.com.au +612 4341 5021


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 71% of the population in Australia and 89% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong by June 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries by the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960

Worldwide First Sigfox-In-a-Suitcase by Thinxtra

Sydney, May 24 2017 – Thinxtra has released the Sigfox-in-a-Suitcase, a compact solution to enable Sigfox connectivity – anywhere
Thinxtra is building the nationwide networks in Australia and  New Zealand to cover 95% of their population. But how can the remaining  5% be catered for? How can IoT connectivity be provided in areas where there is little to no population, such as mining sites or remote farm locations? The unique Australian geography in particular, requires Sigfox coverage anywhere. To that end, Thinxtra first released the mini base station that can be installed indoor or outdoor, with backhaul using 3G, 4G or even satellite in truly remote areas. More details on all the different configurations can be found here.

Device makers, ecosystem partners and customers also need a solution to get coverage on demand, wherever and whenever, for setting up Proof of Concepts (or rather “Proof of Value” since the concepts are now proven) or for temporary projects, such as construction sites in remote areas, road works away from the cities, underground areas or other areas with unfavorable RF conditions.

Here is the solution: Sigfox-In-a-Suitcase by Thinxtra
Why Sigfox-in-a-Suitcase? We provide a ruggedised suitcase that is heavy-duty to sustain rough conditions and at the same time, we are shaking up the market with a unique solution: Thinxtra, as a world first in the LPWAN market, has embedded a complete Sigfox mini base station inside a battery powered suitcase. This might not seem that revolutionary at first, but it is bringing a new level of IoT connectivity, anytime, anywhere.

sigfox in a suitcase

What’s in it?

  • A Sigfox mini base station supporting RCZ4 (920Mhz), suitable for Sigfox networks in Australia, New Zealand, South America and most countries in South East Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia,…)
  • A battery that lasts up to 12 hours without recharging, and a quick recharge time of only 4 hours (up to 8 hours if recharging while using the unit).
  • A 3G USB dongle with a data plan as backhaul (in ANZ)
  • A Sens’it demo device with a smartphone app to test that Sigfox-in-a-Box is working fine

 

Ready to work in 2 minutes
The Sigfox-in-a-Suitcase works within 2 minutes, as soon as it is switched on. Then simply use the Sens’it device to send your first message to make sure you are good to go. That is the beauty of Sigfox LPWAN technology, no need for complex configuration. The Sigfox back-end is set up by default to connect all your Sigfox-Ready IoT devices directly via API to your monitoring platform of choice, be it Microsoft Azure, IBM BlueMix, AWS IoT , ThingWorx, Buddy, etc.

Low cost rental
Sigfox-in-a-Suitcase is not for sale but for lease on a yearly basis at a very low cost. You can contact our dedicated team at ineedsigfox@thinxtra.com

Tugberk Bekri, Thinxtra CTO, added: “After the release of the Thinxtra development kit Xkit in early 2017, Sigfox-in-a-Suitcase complements this tool to simply make IoT a reality wherever customers and partners require Sigfox connectivity.”


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 71% of the population in Australia and 89% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong by June 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries by the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960

Team Uses Sigfox to Win the”Future Realities” Auckland Hackathon

New Zealand, May 15th 2017 – How IoT and the Sigfox NZ network could save people lost in the bush?

The Auckland Hackathon, part of the Future Realities AR/VR/IoT event,  ran over two days and called on tech developers, students, creatives and ideas people to mash up technology to connect the real world to the virtual world. Future Realities organisers were after bright minds with great ideas to make the hackathon an outstanding event.

This new breed of hackathon was an opportunity to dive into problems in teams of 3-5 individuals formed around a project, such as building a new data visualization or collaboratively solving a problem with AR/VR/IoT technologies.

The hacking began with each participant presenting their potential project to invite members to join their team.
The winning idea, named Rescue the lost ones”, was proposed by Junwoo Chang. The idea came to him when he and his family got into a car accident on a day trip in the woods, and since they were out of cellular coverage and couldn’t call emergency, they had to walk a few hours till they were able to call the police. He mentioned he had experienced quite a stressful journey. Mr Chang, fearing for his life, resolved to find a solution to prevent this kind of situation.

The solution would involve an emergency device to call for help. To achieve maximal signal range, Sigfox LPWAN connectivity proved to be the most suitable: the network covers a large portion of New Zealand, is very long range, the use case does not require sending a lot of data and the device must last a long time – requiring very low power consumption/infrequency recharges.

The user would simply press a button to send the alert and the geolocation.

The alert message is received on the Sigfox Cloud and transferred via API to IBM Bluemix platform. The  platform then processes the data and displays the info on a simple monitoring dashboard.

The hardware used for the prototyping was a Pycom SiPy, using Sigfox connectivity and MicroPython programming language. A rotary encoder allows the user to select the kind of alert to send, using a colour code displayed by LED.

At the end of the event, a wrap-up session gave each project a chance to demonstrate their accomplishments and the “Rescue the lost ones” project using Sigfox LPWAN won the event.

We would like to thank Peroze Irani and Joris Mangel from Thinxtra New Zealand for supporting this event and providing Sigfox knowledge and their own experiences to assist the winning team.


About Future Realities
Future Realities is a leading event in the #Techweek17 NZ program, in partnership with IBM BlueMix. It is run by John McDermott of the IoT Auckland Meetup.
More infos:
Auckland Hackathon – Future Realities
Event pictures and info
IBM Bluemix


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 71% of the population in Australia and 89% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong by June 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries by the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960

Sigfox Makes For Happy Pãua in New Zealand

New Zealand, May 3rd 2017 – Sigfox IoT Network for the New Zealand Aquaculture Industry
New Zealand is one of the largest and most efficient exporters of lamb, beef and dairy products in the world. It has a strong reputation for the development of advanced techniques in the optimisation of primary industries and many of these techniques are highly prized in overseas markets. But there is another comparatively new primary industry climbing the ranks showing rapid year on year growth.
With 14,000 Kilometres of coastline making it the 10th longest in the World, New Zealand also has a large and thriving aquaculture industry, with major players including Sanfords, Sealord and Aotearoa Fisheries. The aim of all New Zealand fisheries is to provide long term sustainability – thereby not increasing the stock take but to increase production in a smart and sustainable manner.

A long range, low power, low cost network built just for IoT
Thinxtra has deployed a New Zealand wide Internet of Things (IoT) network with its partners Kordia utilising Sigfox technology, now covering 89% of population in NZ. It is an ultra-low power, low cost and long range network that is particularly good over water with messages delivered as far as 150km out to sea. This makes it ideal for connecting assets that previously had no option but to connect to an expensive satellite system and in many cases, the lack of a local power source made this simply impossible. The new network could have a significant impact for the Aquaculture industry, enabling increased yields by smart means and allowing operators to act on real time information.

Joss Birss Moana paua

Joss Birss – Moana’s pāua expert with his happy pāua. Behind him the Sigfox monitored Hot Water Heat Pump.

Sustainable Fisheries are adopting IoT technology
One of the first NZ fisheries to take advantage of the innovative Sigfox IoT network is Moana New Zealand. Moana is the largest Maori owned Fisheries Company in New Zealand with a long term view to ensure sustainability of their fisheries for generations to come.
With pristine New Zealand coastal seawater, Moana harvests some of the highest quality pāua (known globally as blue abalone) in the world on their commercial farm on the East Coast of Northland.
Pāua is a large edible mollusc, with a unique deep blue colour shell. It has a subtle taste and firm texture. At over USD 100 per kilo it is also a very valuable shellfish.
Pāua requires very specific conditions to grow well, ideally with seawater temperature between 17.5˚ to 18˚C. Although they can tolerate colder temperatures, they are very susceptible to warmer temperatures. Last summer, Moana lost valuable stock at the Northland pāua farm, due to a heat wave. Moana Nursery Team Leader Joss Birss is pleased to be able to introduce technology to assist them to act on real time data.
“There are so many variables you can’t control in this industry, particularly with the weather, so we continually look for ways to improve on the things we can control.” Birss says. With a number of the breeding stock lost with the higher temperatures as well as the possible economic impact of losing important genetic variation, this was a situation which Moana had to avoid in future years.

Industrial Monitoring
Moana engaged with Auckland based Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd to control the temperature of the seawater to the majority of the brood stock pāua tanks. The variable capacity heat and chill unit controls the seawater temperature to a steady 17.5 ˚C to all tanks allowing for optimal growth and consistency for the brood stock pāua.
“Since the industrial heat pumps were installed we have not lost one pāua, and we are seeing increased rates of conditioning and growth which will only increase our productivity.” Birss explains.
The heat pump units were recently upgraded to provide remote connectivity to constantly monitor and control the equipment via the nationwide Sigfox network. Hot Water heat pumps engaged with industrial IoT design company Motiv Industrial IoT Solutions to design and implement a SIGFOX-RS485 Din rail mounted transceiver, which connects directly to the heat pump control circuitry using a standard Modbus protocol.

Preventive Maintenance
Kevin Trigg, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd was delighted to discover Motiv and the Sigfox technology they specialise in. “When we engaged with Motiv, it just made sense for such important control equipment which is responsible for such a high value product that we should have constant remote control and monitoring of the unit. Before now, we had no easy way of providing simple connectivity to our -out of the factory- assets that just worked. We didn’t want to rely on our customers WiFi systems to connect our assets and 3G systems were too complicated. We now know if there is problem with the heat pump before our client does and we can react before any performance issues occur.”

This isn’t the first unit Hot Water Heat Pumps have provisioned with Sigfox technology. It is also being used to monitor commercial swimming pools. Mike Day, Service Manager at Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd was pleased they could be alerted to a problem and that a service agent could be sent before a problem was noticed by the client.

“Before the Sigfox network was implemented, if there was a problem on one of our pool heat pumps, it might not be noticed immediately leading to temperature changes and a delay before repairs were carried out.  We can now turn up on site with the correct parts and disruption to services is minimised.  It dramatically changes our service model and sets us apart from our competitors.”

“The solution presented to us by Motiv ticked all the boxes. The combination of low hardware and operational cost was a must. We don’t want to add this cost burden to our customers so it had to be a level we would accept while adding a point of difference. The hardest part was creating a SIGFOX-RS485 transceiver that fitted into a single DIN rail mounted enclosure, which fits seamlessly within the limited space of our units existing control circuitry. Motiv really delivered here and as far as I know, fitting it all into such a small unit was a world first. Finally, the ease of which the unit is setup to connect and display monitoring data to our service team made it a simple choice.”
Kevin believes they have taken a big step forward in customer service by being able to offer IoT technology to their clients:
“In fact, we have been so impressed with how easy it was to make this change to our products, we plan to offer Motiv’s Sigfox transceivers as an option on all commercial heat pumps leaving the factory and we are even upgrading some of our commercial heat pumps that are already in service”.


About Moana Paua farm
Moana New Zealand is the largest Māori–owned fisheries company in New Zealand. They fish and harvest solely from the coastal waters of Aotearoa. One of the world’s most pristine and sustainably managed fisheries. Connecting customers to the taste of a true and pure place. Bringing to customers New Zealand’s most sought after species of blue abalone, wild abalone, fin fish, lobster and oyster. Seafood as good as it can be, brought to market with a lightness of touch that preserves and protects its pure taste and rare magic. They have a deep sense of responsibility and respect for their kai moana, honouring the taonga they have been entrusted with. Taking a long term view in everything they do, they work in harmony with nature to ensure the sustainability of their fisheries for future generations.
For more information, moana.co.nz contact: Lynette Suvalko


About Motiv
The team at Motiv has been providing bespoke, engineered solutions in the data acquisition and control field for many years. Their solution architects take an end-to-end systems approach to hardware, firmware, software and web specification, design and integration.  They have established a strong capability in wireless telemetry for Internet of Things applications, based on a range of communication channels such as Wifi, Sigfox and GSM connectivity. This has enabled them to help their clients maximise their data aggregation capabilities and better utilise and manage their assets. As they put it: “we take care of the bits and bytes, allowing you the time to take care of your business.”
For more information, motiv.io contact: Ben Birch


About Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd

Hot Water Heat Pumps has a history of timely product innovations, which saw the introduction of high-tech corrosion resistant tubing within the heat exchanger of its swimming pool heat pump range during the late 1980’s. The advancement came after HWHP’s Don Trigg identified a problem the standard grades of tubing used at the time. These had a tendency to fail when proper pool balance wasn’t maintained, causing considerable damage to the heat pumps refrigeration system. In over 35 years of operation, Hot Water Heat Pumps have developed a solid reputation as a high quality producer and distributor of heat pump water heaters and water temperature control solutions to residential and commercial customers across New Zealand and abroad. Their commitment to service and their belief that customers should have access to the very best water heating technology at highly competitive prices has driven their growth since the beginning.  Today, Hot Water Heat Pumps operates a network of over 80 Dealers, offering a broad range of water heating equipment and services that spans water heaters, underfloor heating systems and industrial water heating and chilling solutions.

For more information, waterheating.co.nz  contact: Kevin Trigg


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 71% of the population in Australia and 89% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong by June 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries by the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960