Technology Summit

Firms invited to build ‘plug and play’ internet of things network

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Businesses are being offered “plug and play” kits to build their own Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

IoT – which links various devices – will be the focus of a Technology Summit in Glasgow today where three ‘IoT2Go’ development kits will be launched.

Using off the shelf hardware, the kits give organisations a chance to experiment and build their own complete IoT network. They can be used by people with no coding or technical experience.

The kits are expected to help build on the diverse range of IoT projects that summit organiser CENSIS already has under way across Scotland.

Among them, CENSIS and NHS Highland are developing a testbed to trial non-clinical IoT applications within the health board’s estate, including building maintenance and asset tracking. The Innovation Centre is also partnering with the Local Government Digital Office to help increase understanding and uptake of IoT technologies across local government.

A new IoT Cyber Accelerator programme will be announced by Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes.

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