The Citykinect Blog

News and Insights About Low-Power Cellular IoT Applications

Citykinect wins Canadian Armed Forces “pop-up city” prize for energy, water, waste reduction with LPWAN technologies

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) must be ready to deploy on short notice, in any climate and for prolonged periods. The CAF presently relies on Relocatable Temporary Camps (RTCs) for its deployments that sustain personnel through demanding operational and environmental conditions. Citykinect is a winner of a $10,000 round 1 prize in the Canadian Armed...

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Environmental Monitoring and Cellular Data

Current statistics put the number of cell towers in Canada, at approximately 40,000 towers, and the number continues to grow. With this expanded coverage comes the opportunity to provide two-way communications to previously remote locations which needed expensive satellite transmitters such as GOES. While GOES has no monthly fee, the transceiver itself is very expensive...

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Huge Opportunities for Operational Cost Efficiencies with Parking Lots

According to official Canadian government statistics, there were just under 800 parking lot operators and garages in Canada last year. The average income of those lots was just over $450,000/year with a profit margin that averaged out at 34.8%. A surprising number of them operated at less than a 15% profit margin. The cost of...

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