IoT Scotland Network
Scotland to launch new Â£6 million IoT network.
18:58 31 August 2018
IoT Scotland is a £6million network that will be used to establish a wireless sensor network for collecting and sending data to devices without the use of WiFi or 3G/4G. It will benefit businesses by enabling them to monitor the efficiency and productivity of their assets and equipment as well as improve production and schedule maintenance.
One of the networks possible application is supporting the wider use of smart bins that wirelessly inform local authorities when they need to be emptied.
Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes said: “The Internet of Things is set to transform every sector of our economy, from manufacturing to agriculture and presents an exciting opportunity to revolutionize the way businesses and the public sector across Scotland work.
“Our £2.7m investment in this project underpins our vision of a Scotland that stimulates innovation, welcomes investment and promotes its digital industries. We want Scotland to be recognised internationally as a natural test bed for innovation in connectivity which is why we are investing in our digital infrastructure.
“As the network is rolled out across the country, it will enable companies to innovate, providing low-cost access to next-generation connectivity, helping organisations develop new solutions and devices with global export potential.”