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IoT Scotland: free access to address COVID-19 challenges

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16 April 2020

Scottish SME Boston Networks is offering free access to its IoT Scotland network to help companies or individuals respond to challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

IoT Scotland is a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) wireless sensor network. It enables applications and services to collect data from devices and send that data without the need for cellular or WiFi connectivity. The network is funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and Boston Networks.

This offer gives developers, adopters, and end users the opportunity to trial or deploy potential solutions to wide range of challenges. Examples could include, but of course aren’t limited to:

  • Home monitoring/alert systems for people who are isolating or recovering from COVID-19
  • Monitoring and real-time reporting of footfall in public spaces for social distancing purposes
  • Workflow management in hospitals, supermarkets or other essential sites
  • Condition monitoring, asset tracking and geo-location of equipment including medical equipment

The IoT Scotland network currently covers Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Perth, and in areas including the Scottish Borders, Argyll & Bute, Inverness, Aberdeenshire and Stirlingshire.

Applications may be made online