Neul and FarSite delivering early Internet of Things (IoT) applications

4th June 2014

FarSite Communications chosen to provide the first sensor technology deployment for the recently announced city scale Internet of Things network in Milton Keynes

The consortium of leading technology companies, UK Technology Catapults, Milton Keynes Council and the Open University have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a city-wide, open access, demonstration network for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The network will be based on the Weightless™ communications standard. The consortium has chosen FarSite's netBin™ technology to be the first sensor system to be deployed in the network.

netBin fitted to a recycling binnetBin is an intelligent bin sensing system which monitors containers such as waste or recycling bins, so that only full bins are emptied. This reduces heavy lorry road traffic, pollution, congestion and transport costs as every collection is optimised; staff productivity is improved and the environmental problems of overflowing bins are eliminated. The low power, assured data delivery and long range attributes of the forthcoming Milton Keynes Weightless-based network makes it ideal for waste bin sensors, providing many years of maintenance free operation and flexible deployment. The netBin technology will be fitted to existing waste containers on-site, keeping the cost of installing the new technology to a minimum. Further details on netBin.

Steve Scott, Sales and Marketing Director at FarSite said “We have been working with the Milton Keynes consortium since mid 2013 to ensure that the netBin waste management system meets the needs of the city. I am delighted that the strength of our technical solution has been chosen as the first live deployment. I'm confident that the netBin system will add to the credentials of Milton Keynes as a smart and green city by reducing lorry traffic and eliminating unsightly, overflowing bins.”


About FarSite Communications

FarSite is involved in the development and production of a wide variety of data communication products and services in the business sector. These products include Gateways, BER Line Testers and M2M / IoT products, supplied through a global network of distributors, with products shipped to over 100 countries.
The company is based in Basingstoke UK and Shenzhen China and can boast export sales to a highly prestigious international client list. These include some of the world's leading names in the banking, government, aerospace, military, 3G and retail communications sectors.
In 2009, FarSite was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade category. In 2012 FarSite won the Inspire12 Exporter of the Year award.

Press information from:

Steve Scott, FarSite Communications.

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