Boston Networks IoT for Scotland
Glasgow-based IT business Boston Networks secures Â£6 million funding to roll out Internet of Things (IoT) network throughout Scotland.
10:11 17 February 2019
Boston Networks has received funding from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to roll out its IoT Scotland Project. The scheme, which will see the rolling out of an infrastructure in the form of 500 long range wireless gateway through Scotland, aims to allow data to be communicated from devices without the need for WiFi or a mobile network.
Falk Bleyl, chief technology officer at Boston Networks, highlighted the example of maintaining refrigeration units in different locations as a kind of business that could benefit from the project. The technology would work by taking and storing data, such as temperature, from the machines without the need to send someone to take manual readings.
Mr Bleyl said: “It means businesses may look at this network that is going to be rolled out as a way and means of doing business in a way that wasn’t previously possible. It could change the way things are done, so they are done more easily, more cost effectively and more frequently than before. [It could also] reduce wastage and manual repetitive tasks.”