Reekoh selected to power smart city platform for improving liveability

 

September 04, 2017  |  By Dale Rankine

Technology for Urban Liveability Project licenses Reekoh to deliver interoperability for IoT environmental monitoring and open data platform

 

Reekoh today announced that their IoT Integration Platform has been licensed by the UTS-led TULIP initiative based in Sydney, Australia. TULIP is the Technology for Urban Liveability Project, deploying a network of environmental sensors across inner Sydney to gather detailed real-time data about air quality, urban heat and noise. The data generated by TULIP will be unprecedented and will act as a powerful driver of change in planning, development and public policy, as well as offering an array of dynamic new business opportunities.

By using the Reekoh platform as a core part of the solution technology, TULIP has embedded a high degree of flexibility and low-cost interoperability with the various components of their solution; IoT hardware, networks, customer applications and open data platforms.

This provides TULIP with the framework for adopting future technologies that drive the right outcomes for the project, stakeholders, and ultimately the citizens who benefit from the decisions made from TULIP’s data.

Reekoh’s value to “smart cities” has been increasing with the number of disconnected solution components from a growing number of vendors being adopted by government bodies and the solution providers who are working with them.

Research firm Gartner says that “through 2018, half the cost of implementing IoT solutions will be spent integrating various IoT components with each other and back-end systems. It is vital to understand integration is a crucial IoT competency.”[1]

Director of UTS’s Knowledge Economy Institute Frank Zeichner said, “We are delighted to have Reekoh, a local Australian company, providing an important element of our TULIP proof of concept. Their IoT integration platform enables us to abstract the collection of data from delivery to a variety of data platforms.”

Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “What’s fantastic about working with customers like TULIP is seeing how IoT is bringing tangible benefits to people. It’s about making the technology invisible, and driving actual outcomes that make a difference to people’s standard of living. Projects like TULIP are really at the forefront of massive changes that are coming for data-driven decision-making in government.”

He added, “For our part, we’re helping TULIP simplify the multitude of components a solution like this requires, and enabling them with the capability to grow alongside new tech as it relates to delivering better outcomes for their customers.”

 


 

About Reekoh
Reekoh is the leading open integration platform purpose-built for the Internet of Things. Using Reekoh to build seamless interoperability between IoT devices and enterprise platforms, services, business systems and processes, customers reduce complexity and increase delivery speed with IoT solutions, and future-proof their business plans from vendor lock-in. Reekoh was recently included in the Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report by Gartner, Inc. The report can be read at: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3706517

To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com

Reekoh Media Contact:
press@reekoh.com
Phone: +61 425668902

 

About TULIP
TULIP is a collaboration between government, industry, research institutions, civil society, communities and citizens to harness the Internet of Things to build better, more liveable cities. TULIP gathers data through a growing network of environmental sensors connected with LoRaWAN technology and powered by The Things Network; collecting real-time, hyper-local data on heat, air quality and noise, and making it available via open data exchange to cities and citizens.

More on TULIP: https://www.tulipnetwork.org/

TULIP Media Contact:
Email: leonie.hellmers@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 418244382

 

[1] “5 Steps to Address IoT Integration Challenges” – http://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/five-steps-to-address-iot-integration-challenges