FUTURE-PROOF YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY
We are building and operating an open, decentralised & free Internet of Things communications network.
It is enabling Perth to innovate, learn and demonstrate the value of Internet of Things
INTERNET OF THINGS CONNECTIVITY AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY
Free-to-use long range low power IoT wireless network and hands-on training
for anyone in across the Perth community
The Perth Internet of Things Communications Network (PIOTCN) project was launched in May 2017 and ran for 5 months to deliver two main outcomes.
1) A free-to-use wireless LoRaWAN network that covers a large area of the Perth metropolitan area. Network configuration and operation managed by community volunteers made up of individuals, companies and city councils.
2) IoT Experiential Learning, including hands on training and access to community experts to coach, inspire and help individuals lean and teach others.
Help expand the network:
The PIOTCN project is complete, but the network is continually growing. If there is a lack of coverage in your area and you're willing to contribute as a community volunteer please get in touch and we can help you acquire a LoRa Wireless Gateway to suit your needs (circa $180 - $2500). We ask that you review the Memorandum of Understanding and contact
Note, an externally hosted LoRa gateway with high hosting point can reach over 10km and service 1000's of IoT devices.
Replay the project journey:
Our community project was transformational. Our founder set out with no money, no resources, no business premises, no staff, and no skills to build and operate free-to-use telecommunications infrastructure and inspire the community not to fear job displacement and surveillance, but to experience the technology and shift their mindset to "what could I do with awareness of events in or around you and the ability to predict and intervene events of your choice".
All presentations and project work products are published for re-use by others. From the original Expressions of Interest to our IoT Use-Case Ideation Session. Follow The Journey Here
Or, for a update of the size of our IoT communications network check out the Network Map
Use the IoT Communications Network
Before using the network please take into account these Security Considerations
You can build your own IoT nodes and connect to the Perth IoT Network. Register it here
We're a local community of The Things Network
With a coordinated effort, our community volunteers have extend the immensely successful Things Network across the broader Perth metropolitan area for free IoT Internet access coverage.
The Things Network is a global Internet of Things data network built on the collaborative effort of over 20,000 people over 89 countries building a global Internet of Things data network.
We use a long range and low power radio frequency protocol called LoRaWAN and for short range Bluetooth 4.2.
The technology allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G/4G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions.
Future proof your mindset
The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.
Perth is not immune. We have basic skillsets, datasets and toolsets available to us, but we lack the mindset. Our project vision addresses that by lowering the barrier for the future workforce of Western Australia to learn through experience with emerging technologies such as IoT.
The value of IoT is that it facilitates the ability for humans to:
1) understand and control the physical world from within our bodies to outer space.
2) anticipate and intercept, with known certainty, future events before they happen.
Contact us to join, partner or sponsor the Perth IoT Communications Network
Mission & Strategy
TOM @ PIOTCN.ORG
PROJECT @ PIOTCN.ORG
IoT Sponsors & Partnerships
SPONSORS @ PIOTCN.ORG
IoT Experiential Learning
TRAINING @ PIOTCN.ORG
IoT Infrastructure & technical Services
INFRASTRUCTURE @ PIOTCN.ORG
IoT Marketing & Communications
MARKETING @ PIOTCN.ORG
Founder & Board Chair
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Sep - Oct
Manager, IoT Marketing & Communications
Manager, IoT Sponsor & Partnerships
Manager, IoT Infrastructure & Technical Services
Manager, IoT Experiential Learning
Deputy, IoT Marketing & Communications
Deputy, IoT Sponsor & Partnerships
Deputy, IoT Infrastructure & Technical Services
Deputy, IoT Experiential Learning
OUR PROJECT SPONSORS
Join WA’s latest sponsors future-proofing Perth’s workforce
with free Internet of Things wireless access & Experiential Learning