Campbell Scientific: New IoT network is leading the way in Queensland

10/01/2017 - 11:20

A new publicly accessible Internet of Things (IoT) network has been implemented in the city of Townsville, North Queensland. Consisting of several gateways with coverage of approximately 1000 km2, the network is a partnership between the Townsville City Council and IoT integrator Campbell Scientific Australia Pty Ltd.

The new network uses the open standard LoRaWAN protocol and Campbell Scientific’s new Altoview IoT platform ( to bring low power, long range, wide-area IoT access to the city for the benefit of its citizens. The new IoT network is already helping the community to engage with science, as local school children in collaboration with scientists from James Cook University use the network to monitor environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and water quality around the city on a dense scale at very low cost.