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10th December 2020
Online via Zoom

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Put the kettle on and join CENSIS for a catch up over a virtual coffee and connect with other companies, researchers and stakeholders working in the same space.

Led by CENSIS Business Development Manager Jim Cockram, this week’s coffee break will look at the IoT technologies for tracking assets.

The format

The coffee break takes place online using Zoom. There’s no charge and participants can join using audio or video. Numbers are capped at a level that allows everyone to take part on the day. If you sign up, we strongly encourage you to join the conversation either to give us your thoughts, discuss examples of what’s happening in the sector, or ask questions.

The subject

Whether you need to monitor a whole fleet of delivery vehicles to optimise driver routes, track shipping containments as they move across continents, trace pieces of expensive health equipment in a hospital, or observe the flow of people through airport terminals or train stations for smart city planning; asset tracking IoT technologies can help.

This discussion will look at potential applications areas for asset tracking, key features of asset tracking systems, and explore some of the different technologies available, such as Cat-M1, NB-IoT or RFID.

Discussion points might include:

  • Connectivity and reliability – the ability to connect seamlessly from anywhere in the world
  • Stability, power and battery life – the ability to ‘fit and forget’ and operate optimally for many years
  • Reliable and informative data – Real-time data and analytics to make informed decisions.
  • Cyber security – transmitting information securely, without being open to comprise


Please register via Eventbrite. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants a few days before the call takes place.

Our virtual coffees are very popular and we often have a waiting list, so if you sign up but can’t make it on the day, please let us know so we can release your place to someone else.