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Thinxtra and Position Partners share network infrastructure to expedite IoT deployment

Thinxtra and Position Partners share network infrastructure to expedite Internet of Things and smart city development in Australia.

Internet of Things provider and geospatial positioning company to share their respective Sigfox and AllDayRTK network infrastructure and enable low cost IoT development for councils, agriculture, health and industries. Making everyday objects smart, or the Internet of Things (IoT), is set to benefit all manner of industries and expedite the development of Australia’s smart cities.

For councils, IoT deployment will reduce pollution through smart parking and bin collection, whilst lowering the country’s carbon footprint with smart energy consumption. In agriculture, IoT can assist to reduce fertiliser use with better crop and water management, as well as monitor livestock accurately and efficiently. Asset tracking, smart monitoring and predictive maintenance will keep Australia’s industry competitive and productive. In healthcare, wearable GPS and fall detection systems will assist to monitor and proactively support the community.

To expedite the development of such IoT innovations, Thinxtra and Position Partners have agreed to share their respective Sigfox and AllDayRTK network infrastructure to enable low cost access to high precision positioning and communications services.

Position Partners operates a national Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network, AllDayRTK, which consists of hundreds of high precision base stations that deliver millimetre-level precision for surveying, construction and agriculture applications.

Sigfox is a global technology network dedicated to connecting things, operated exclusively in Australia by Thinxtra. Sigfox-enabled devices are up to 10 times cheaper than cellular models, 300 times more energy efficient and can transfer data between devices at long range, up to 50 kilometres apart.

“We are delighted that Position Partners shares our vision and passion for helping Australia to be more innovative,” said Renald Gallis, Thinxtra Vice President Ecosystem and Marketing.  “The success of connecting millions of devices that don’t have much to say relies on low cost infrastructure, low cost devices and low cost connectivity, which this partnership helps to enable,” he added.


About Position Partners
With more than 200 people in offices Australia-wide, in South East Asia and New Zealand, Position Partners is the largest Australian-owned company focussing entirely on the distribution and support of positioning and geospatial solutions for surveying, civil works, mining and building projects. At Position Partners, we are committed to increasing productivity for our customers and building lasting business relationships around high calibre positioning activities.
Position Partners is proud to be the exclusive Australian distributor for Topcon machine control and positioning systems, with complementary solutions from other technology innovators including Z+F 3D laser scanning products, Carlson mining and landfill machine guidance and industry-leading Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Advanced hardware systems are powered by advanced software platforms that includes Building Information Modelling (BIM) and infrastructure solutions, DynaRoad mass haul and scheduling tools and MAGNET Enterprise surveying software.
A full range of leading instruments and systems is backed by superior service and industry expertise to give our customers the support they need for any project.

Contact:
Gina Velde – Marketing Communications Manager
gvelde@positionpartners.com.au +61 402 066 962


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is an Internet of Things (IoT) company founded by IoT experts who share the same passion and expertise: connecting things to improve business processes. Thinxtra is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.
Thinxtra is rolling out the first nationwide IoT network in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, based on Sigfox LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technology.  This is the missing link – connectivity – between things and platforms. The network already covers 70% of Australian population and is well on track to cover 95% of the ANZ population by end of 2017.
Thinxtra is also building a full eco-system of IoT solutions & services to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service or simply solve problems in an economic & connected manner.

For more information and to arrange interviews, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960