Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:07

City of Newcastle selects NNNCo data platform for smart city data standardisation

By
City of Newcastle selects NNNCo data platform for smart city data standardisation Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Australian regional city Newcastle has selected a data platform from IoT network operator NNNCo as part of the Newcastle City Intelligent Platform implementation.  

The city standardised on the middleware platform as it prepares to roll out and scale multiple smart city applications. It also specified NNNCo’s N-tick device certification program for all devices to be deployed in the city region.

NNNCo founder and chief executive Rob Zagarella said, “This is a breakthrough in the IoT market to have a major city standardise on a common data platform and device certification program.”  

The deal between NNNCo and Newcastle City Council includes an agreement to run thousands of IoT devices through the platform for multiple city use cases.

NNNCo chief technology officer Tony Tilbrook added, “The middleware saves organisations having to create database systems to ingest data from each type of device. It sits between networks and visualisation and analysis applications and converts IoT data into a single restful API.”

Newcastle Smart City co-ordinator Nathaniel Bavinton said the selection of the data platform put City of Newcastle at the forefront of smart city development in Australia.

“Having a common data platform gives us centralised control over the data that flows through the various subsystems and enables us to route the data to other systems where it is required,” he said.

“Because of the platform’s multi-tiered multi-tenanted architecture, it also provides a secure method of sharing data within our security policy.

“It negates the need to be locked into one technology, vendor or system and opens up a wide variety of potential solutions, competitive pricing and continuity of supply.”  

NNNCo was selected by Newcastle in 2018 to install a carrier-grade Long Range Wide Area Network to provide low-power connectivity for wireless IoT devices. A pilot program in 2018 tested the deployment of the N2N-DL Data Platform across multiple applications.

CHIEF DATA & ANALYTICS OFFICER BRISBANE 2020

26-27 February 2020 | Hilton Brisbane

Connecting the region’s leading data analytics professionals to drive and inspire your future strategy

Leading the data analytics division has never been easy, but now the challenge is on to remain ahead of the competition and reap the massive rewards as a strategic executive.

Do you want to leverage data governance as an enabler?Are you working at driving AI/ML implementation?

Want to stay abreast of data privacy and AI ethics requirements? Are you working hard to push predictive analytics to the limits?

With so much to keep on top of in such a rapidly changing technology space, collaboration is key to success. You don't need to struggle alone, network and share your struggles as well as your tips for success at CDAO Brisbane.

Discover how your peers have tackled the very same issues you face daily. Network with over 140 of your peers and hear from the leading professionals in your industry. Leverage this community of data and analytics enthusiasts to advance your strategy to the next level.

Download the Agenda to find out more

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments