The City of Casey is working hard to position its community for success in the coming era of technological progress that some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A shining example of this is the City’s new LORA network, the potential applications for which are huge.
From assessing air quality to animal tracking to automated communication between buildings and trucks, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination.
The LORA network, one of the largest in Australia, was rolled out as part of the City of Casey’s Smart Cities program. It is designed to enable smart devices to send and receive data without cost to the community, enabling innovations to create jobs and improve liveability in the area.
In late August, the best of local technologists, entrepreneurs and business leaders joined City of Casey officials at the Casey Tech School in Berwick to launch the network.
The network is available to the entire community to access apps with practical results, for example, remotely turning on and off items such as lights or sprinklers.
Analysis of the data generated will also help Council make intelligent decisions about the best ways to benefit the community, and it presents opportunities for local businesses, start-up technologists and other organisations to innovate new solutions to serve Casey residents.
Springfield Ward Councillor Sam Aziz, said that as we aspire to create Australia’s most liveable city, we are committed to building a smart economy and facilitating the creation of new jobs for the growing municipality.
“I am excited by the contribution the LORA network, it will enable us to build our future vision for a smarter economy and connected communities,” he said.
“Through this technology, we are enabling device connectivity and innovation across various disciplines including business, the environment and health.
“It is our intent to ensure that the Casey region is recognised as the ‘home of innovation’ and is an attractor for larger businesses.”