For environmental monitoring, in the natural and built environments, IoT provides near real-time data from sensors deployed to monitor the physical environment. Sensing requirements and the applications are broad. Examples can range from a geotechnical engineer monitoring soil drainage on a landfill site to a forester looking at rates of carbon sequestration in a native plantation.
Real time data collection provides information for real time asset management, offsets labour-intensive data collection, and provides surety of data collection for research applications.
The IoT technology used for data delivery will vary between site and sensing requirements; there is no one technology which will best suit every application.
Because ICT International’s focus is always on the sensing, our approach to IoT is agnostic; providing a suite a IoT Nodes which will support the most appropriate sensors for the application while also providing the best form of connectivity fo the installation site and monitoring network.