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Amsterdam powers ahead with the first “crowd-sourced” Internet of Things network

August 20th, 2015 |  Published in Digital and Mobile Technology

 

 

The things Network

 

20 August 2014 – A new system that uses low-power, low-bandwidth LoWaWAN technology has covered Amsterdam with a wireless signal that allows objects throughout the city to become tools for developers. In what they’ve pronounced is a world first, the crowd-sourced Internet of Things Network can be used for a range of purposes.

One example, from The Next Web: “A pilot project to demonstrate the Things Network’s potential will see boat owners in the city (there are many, thanks to its network of canals) able to place a small bowl in the base of their vessel. If the boat develops a leak and starts taking on water, the bowl will use the network to send an SMS alert to a boat maintenance company that will come along and fix the problem.”

For the full story click here.

And for the story on how they want to spread this type of network around the world click here.

 

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