Ecocentric raises funds and prepares for ioT takeoff

Energy systems monitoring company Ecocentric is preparing to manufacture its Numen device that connects a building’s sensors and electrical equipment with the cloud after a novel fundraising effort. The Perth company has just completed an equity crowdfunding campaign which has netted $400,000 from 150 small investors, according to reports. This matches $3.2 million raised through…

Deloitte Australia teams up with IoTium

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia Deloitte Australia has teamed up with California based IoT startup ioTium to exploit opportunities in industrial IoT. The two say they will jointly deliver the foundational infrastructure to support technology implementation and services that enable end-to-end secure digitisation of industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms for Australian organisations in healthcare, energy,…

New ITU rules for IoT nano-satellite frequencies

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia The ITU has adopted new regulations to govern frequency allocations for the many planned constellations of nano-satellites for IoT such as those from Australian companies, Fleet Space and Myriota, and other non-geostationary satellites. “The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of non-geostationary satellites, including mega-constellations…

Motherson Innovations to make ground communications modules

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia South Australian company Motherson Innovations is to manufacture the modules that will transmit user data to the IoT nanosatellites being deployed by Adelaide based Myriota. The Myriota Module is a credit card sized device that accepts input from sensors and communicates direct to Myriota satellites. According to Myriota’s web…