The Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to support Tasmania’s first major Internet of Things (IoT) forum.
We want to see Tasmania emerge as an IT and innovation leader in the nation and the state is ideally placed for the development and testing of devices and applications within the IoT.

Hosted by Definium Technologies, the networking forum is bringing together 50 of the state’s IT leaders as well as supporting organisations like the University of Tasmania and Tasmanian Government, as well as representatives from interstate and overseas.

The forum is an opportunity for local, state and international groups interested in the IoT and agricultural technology (agtech) sectors to meet, as well as providing an opportunity for the key stakeholders of Definium Technologies to discuss expansion and collaboration opportunities with UTAS, CSIRO and Sense-T.

The forum will also provide the opportunity to discuss the development of Tasmania’s first pilot LoRaWAN network infrastructure.

LoRaWAN is a networking technology which allows long-range, low-power, low-cost data communications and is ideally suited to innovative applications in the IoT.

The networking tool has only recently been launched in Australia. It allows a wide range of sectors the ability to better collect specific information, with the inclusion of sensors in a variety of objects, that can send and receive data.

The Tasmanian Government has been a strong supporter of the IT sector since we came to government and we can proudly boast some companies that are leading the nation in their collaboration, networking and research capabilities.

The IoT and agtech sectors are growing within Tasmania and we are well placed to take full advantage of that into the future.

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