As part of our efforts to continually improve efficiency and environmental protection at Hobart Airport, we are implementing an innovative ‘Smart Airport’ project that uses sensors to monitor a variety of airport assets.
The project utilises LoRaWAN wireless technology and is the first of its kind to be used in an airport environment. This allows us to cost-effectively monitor and connect a variety of different types of sensors across our property.
The trial involves the installation of sensors to remotely monitor airside security gates, electrical meters, water meters, waste bin fill levels and car trackers as well as providing a method of asset protection by monitoring any theft or damage.
The project is in partnership with local Hobart technology company Fortifyedge who have also been selected by the United States Air Force Accelerator Powered by TechStars.
The project involves the development of dashboards to provide real-time information to our operations and facilities teams and also has the potential to be rolled out across other aspects of the business in the future.
The system are currently being rolled out with the dashboards to be integrated into airport operations by July 2019.
The play area includes digital screens with interactive educational games, interesting facts and figures about native Tasmanian wildlife and animal sculptures along with a mural by local Tasmanian artist RJ Alexander that celebrate the state’s natural environment.