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IoT Ventures Showcases Solutions, Products, and end to end services at Wellington IoT Event led by Spark

2 March 2020

On Wednesday 12th March Spark is hosting an IoT Showcase event at which we are exhibiting our expertise in delivering solutions that harness the power of LoraWAN to create value for customers and end users.

Leveraging our experience and track record with defining business requirements and delivering end to end solutions that meet these requirements, we provide:

    • Sensors/Devices, sourced or custom designed and built
    • Software platform, application development and integration
    • Network provision - public, private, off-line

The event will feature speakers such as Keynote speaker Hassan Baickdeli Head of Emerging Technology and Solutions AN/Z from Lenovo, Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Scouting at Nokia, and David Burton, Director of AsBuilt.

Please contact Matt Hector-Taylor if you would like to know more about the event and how IoT Ventures can work with you.


Join IoT Ventures at TechFest 2020, Hamilton

26 February 2020

IoT Ventures will be exhibiting at TechFest 2020 in Hamilton, Wednesday 3rd March at Claudelands Event Centre. TechFest 2020 is a free event showcasing and connecting the technology ecosystem, driving technology innovation, and giving attendees an opportunity to see, touch and experience innovative technology products and solutions.

We will be showcasing some of the solutions we have delivered and would love to have a chat about how we can work with you to create a solution for your business needs or cutting edge idea.

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Pine Harbour Electrical now install and provide monitoring service using BoatSecure

18 February 2020

Pine Harbour boat owners have been benefiting from a new monitoring service offered by local marine electrician, Ryan Castles. Castles operates Pine Harbour Electrical providing the BoatSecure monitoring service for boats berthed in the Pine Harbour marina. The service is proving popular with boat owners for the extra peace of mind BoatSecure gives by ensuring their boat is taken care of 24/7.

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LoRaWAN® Is Secure (but Implementation Matters)

5 February 2020

LoRaWAN is by design very secure—authentication and encryption are, in fact, mandatory—but networks and devices can be compromised if security keys are not kept safe, not randomized across devices or if cryptographic numbers used once (nonces) are reused, as is shown by numerous blog posts. That’s why it is critical to look for LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices to ensure the device has been tested against the standard and works as expected.

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BoatSecure App saves the day for fishing trip

29 November 2019

BoatSecure has recently updated its phone app for monitoring boats in marinas and moorings. The new release operates faster and has new features making it easier for boat owners to use.

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Spark debuts IoT asset tracking with Mainfreight

27 February, 2019

Spark has named New Zealand’s largest freight and logistics company, Mainfreight, as the first customer for Spark Asset Tracking.

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Madden Street Auckland made smart, by Spark et al

20 December, 2018

Devices to help collect and analyse data from rubbish bins, car parks, streetlights and the air

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Staying safe on the water with the Internet of Things and BoatSecure

18 June, 2018

Tech that can let you know your boat might be sinking before you do, and let you know via a smartphone app? It's a thing - and there's little doubt BoatSecure has the potential to be a lifesaver.

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HiveSafe wants to put an end to the honey black market

06 June, 2018

Spark recently switched on its new internet of things (IoT) network. Here’s how HiveSafe are using it to solve the sticky problem of beehive theft.

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Spark to switch on first LoRa IoT network sites by start of 2018

14 December, 2017

Spark announced it is rolling out a LoRa network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand’s most populated urban centers, and will switch on sites in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland by the start of 2018.

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Spark builds long-range IoT network for urban centres

12 December, 2017

Will allow businesses and local councils will be able to connect to ‘things’, like waterways, traffic lights, and machinery.

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IOT in financial services and insurance

1 September, 2017

Matt Hector-Taylor is part of panel discussing ‘Data are coming – are actuaries ready’ at the Financial Services Council ‘Navigating Change’ national conference on 8 September in Auckland.

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Actility releases case study on one of our ventures – BoatSecure

28 August, 2017

LoRaWAN-Connected BoatSecure — A Sailor’s Delight.

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IoT Ventures joins the New Zealand IoT Alliance

23 August, 2017


IoT Ventures is pleased to join the New Zealand IoT Alliance and to support the proliferation of LoRaWAN in the Southern Hemisphere.


Matt Hector-Taylor of IoTV will speak at "Internet of Things: business development" workshop

10 July, 2017

This workshop is for entrepreneurs, business leaders, managers, and technology developers. It's for those who need to understand the rapid changing technical landscape, the impact it will have on existing operations, the new opportunities that are created, and how IoT can be integrated into product roadmaps.

The workshop will take place on August 4, 2017 at Tech Futures Lab, 22 McColl St, Newmarket at 8:30am - 1pm.

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IoT Alliance report calls on Government to ‘catalyse’ IoT uptake

03 July, 2017

The New Zealand IoT Alliance has released a study into IoT in New Zealand saying the application of IoT could bring benefits worth billions of dollars to the New Zealand Economy and that the Government should take a lead role as the catalyst for change.

The report identifies nine common IoT applications that, it says, could alone have a potential net benefit over 10 years could be $2.2 billion in present value terms.

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Spark announces LoRa IoT network rollout across New Zealand

03 July, 2017

New Zealand telecommunications carrier Spark has announced that it has begun constructing a nationwide low-power, wide-area Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Spark said it has partnered with Actility and Kordia on designing and building the network, with a "significant proportion" to be operational as of June 2018.

The IoT network marks Spark's intent to "take a leadership position in IoT", IoT GM Michael Stribling said.

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