Newport City Council - LoraWAN
Pinacl team up with Amazon Web Services and Davra Networks to deliver Internet of Things solutions in the City of Newport
Standing at the gateway between England and Wales, Newport is a vibrant, forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial heritage. The city is successfully proving that it can adapt itself as a centre of modern industry and commerce. As part of its vision, Newport is exploring smart city technology to improve quality of life, reduce operational costs, and enhance safety and security.
Pinacl made a bold proposal: it would build and operate a low-power wide area network (LoRaWAN) to gather data from IoT sensors if Newport would use that network for its proofs of concept. Pinacl saw strategic value in owning its own LoRaWAN network: it could offer it to other customers and gather value-added insights from the data.
Pinacl presented a smart city solution with the Davra ConnecThing.io solution via AWS Marketplace in record time. We were able to complete a full evaluation ahead of schedule and quickly see our smart city initiative, the Newport Intelligence Hub, coming to lightShaun Powell, Interim Digital Lead, Newport City Council