What is The Internet of Things?

IoT definition

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Case studies

Why do we need an IoT Community Hub in Forres or along the A96?

Good question, why would we want to use a open free public long range communications platform.

Being able to communicate the information produced by IoT over a long range is a key point to IoT, provided here for FREE.

LoRa & LoRaWAN modems offers us the chance to use these IoT devices in a very large area. By adding a LoRa/LoRaWAN modem to your IoT project, you can make your device remote & independent.

Semtech and the The Internet of Things

IoT Connects Our World. LoRa Makes It Smart.

How LoRa Wireless RF Technology is Enabling IoT

Semtech enabling IoT with LoRa.

How LoRa Wireless RF Technology is Enabling IoT

MICROCHIP and the The Internet of Things

MICROCHIP's Long-Range Low-Power End Node Solution

Microchip’s Long-Range Low-Power End Node Solution

MICROCHIP enabling IoT with LoRa.

The RN2483 is a fully-certified 433/868 MHz module based on wireless LoRa® technology.

Use cases for The Internet of Things


Active Infrastructure, Electric Circuits, Hazard Detection, HVAC, Lighting, Security, Solar Panels, Water, WiFi management.


Communications, Fitness, Information, Smart Cloths, Tracking.


Alternative Power, Smart Charging, Solar Power, Super Grids, Wearable Solar Power, Wind Power.

Health Care

Clinical Care, Remote Monitoring.


Aviation, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Power, Transport.

IT Networks

Bridges, Gateways, Modems, Relays, Switches.

Life Science

Agriculture, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Biomedical research, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell biology, Developmental biology, Ecology, Epidemiology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Hematology, Marine biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Mycology, Neurobiology, Paleontology, Pathology, Physiology, Phytopathology, Population biology, Sociobiology, Structural biology, Systems biology, Toxicology, Zoology.

Public Safety

CO2, Fall Detector, Fire, GPS, Lone Worker, Panic alarm, Tracking.


ID, NFC, RFID, Smart Card Readers ISO 7816, Smart Cloths.


Door Sensor, Floor Sensor, Gas Sensors, Hardware, Heat Sensors, Locks, Magnetic Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Radiation Sensors, Window Sensor.


Connected Car, Logistics, Maintenance, Municipal Vehicles, Smart Transport, Tickets.

Smart Towns

Monitor Air Quality with LoRaWAN enabled devices.
These devices can monitor The Air Quality Index, Particulate Matter, Pollutants, Weather condition.

Flood monitoring off the Forres area, displaying results on public real time maps.

Digital Rural Econemy

Security & Emergencies

Fire alarms & CO2 alarms can have backups sending a signal to a local user, whom can help the old whom might not hear the alarm. It would not replace the alarms that have undergone rigorous testing, it supports them.

Panic buttons, for the vulnerable people in our community, not calling 999, but a friend to respond in a charm friendly way.

Security sensors for doors, rooms, windows, objects. Geofencing when used with GPS devices. Any object fitted can be tracked within meters accuracy.

Assisted living with telecare

Sensing for residential health


Taxi companies could run more efficient service with dynamic routes for those whom wish to reduce their fares. Saving fuel and peoples time.

Dial a bus could have a dynamic real time interface showing users the current position on a web page map.

Smart parking

Connected lighting as a platform

Your IoT Project

What ever you want to use IoT for we can help implement this in Forres.