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Sydney’s latest move to improve ‘urban liveability’

A network of sensors will be used to gather detailed real-time data about air quality, urban heat and noise

TULIP believes the data generated from Sydney's city sensors will be "unprecedented"
TULIP believes the data generated from Sydney's city sensors will be "unprecedented"

The Technology for Urban Liveability Project (TULIP) based in Sydney, Australia, has chosen the Reekoh IoT integration platform to help deploy a network of environmental sensors across the inner city. The sensors will be used to gather detailed real-time data about air quality, urban heat and noise.


TULIP believes the data generated will be unprecedented and will act as a powerful driver of change in planning, development and public policy, as well as offering an array of dynamic new business opportunities.


By using the Reekoh platform as a core part of the solution technology, TULIP has embedded a high degree of flexibility and low-cost interoperability with the various components of their solution: IoT hardware, networks, customer applications and open data platforms.


TULIP, led by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), is a collaboration between government, industry, research institutions, civil society, communities and citizens. This latest integration will provide it with the framework for adopting future technologies that drive the right outcomes for the project, stakeholders, and ultimately the citizens who benefit from the decisions made from TULIP’s data.


Reekoh’s value to smart cities has been increasing with the number of disconnected solution components from a growing number of vendors being adopted by government bodies and the solution providers who are working with them.


In its Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things 2017 report, research firm Gartner says that “through 2018, half the cost of implementing IoT solutions will be spent integrating various IoT components with each other and back-end systems. It is vital to understand integration is a crucial IoT competency”.


Frank Zeichner, director of UTS’s Knowledge Economy Institute said: “We are delighted to have Reekoh, a local Australian company, providing an important element of our TULIP proof of concept. Their IoT integration platform enables us to abstract the collection of data from delivery to a variety of data platforms.”


Reekoh CEO and co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “What’s fantastic about working with customers like TULIP is seeing how IoT is bringing tangible benefits to people. It’s about making the technology invisible, and driving actual outcomes that make a difference to people’s standard of living.


“Projects like TULIP are really at the forefront of massive changes that are coming for data-driven decision-making in government.”


He added, “For our part, we’re helping TULIP simplify the multitude of components a solution like this requires, and enabling them with the capability to grow alongside new tech as it relates to delivering better outcomes for their customers.”



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