TECH: Packetworx Introduces IoT: Internet of Things in the Philippines

Want to track your luggage? Receive an alert when someone enters your house? or on a larger scale, track trucks and ships if you’re into the shipping and retail business? Packetworx makes those things easy and possible.

Packetworx, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) company in the Philippines, launched its brand with the campaign, ‘We Connect Things’ last August 8, 2018. Its brand campaign, ‘We Connect Things,’ aims to promote Packetworx, as an enabler of IoT in the country with its full suite of end-to-end solution from devices, software applications to network connectivity.

Now, let’s talk about the next Internet revolution: The Internet of Things | IoT

Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and to the other connected devices. Think, providing a network to the items you want to check up with. It’s a network of things that sends, receives and collects information. According to a report of Software.org, a global research organization, in 2020 there will be about 50 billion devices connected to the internet. Packetworx aims to enable and equip the Philippines for this next internet revolution.

Packetworx as a driver of IoT in the country

Packetworx’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of IoT in the country. From building smart bridges to track flood water levels, air condition and cleanliness updates, down to monitoring the fishing industry orders, Packetworx’s devices enables us to have a more efficient country in a lot of areas. It aims to equip and enable Filipino innovators and IoT enthusiasts to create IoT devices, applications and solutions. Yes, you can create you own and they just made a co-working space for it! Open for public. Find them at i-Square, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas.

The IoT network is free for individuals and for non-commercial use. Packetworx uses leading LoRaWAN enabled solutions that provide long range sensors and control capable devices which allow wide range of IoT applications and total cost of ownership.

Packetworx, a social enterprise for creating smart communities

To achieve its goal to an IoT-ready Philippines, Packetworx’s as a social enterprise, has three (3) major initiatives which anyone can be a part of (1) the IoT Technology Hub, the first free access co-working space dedicated IoT. It makes available computer, soldering stations, test equipment, pick and place and even reflow oven. It will enable IoT enthusiasts to develop devices, applications and solutions (2) free IoT hardware kits and free LoRa Academy curriculum for 100 schools and, (3) Free device sensors and network connectivity to 60 local government units for disaster-preparedness, air quality monitoring and safety.

Packetworx will be covering 80% of Greater Metro Manila by August 2018 and 90% of the Philippines by the end of the year. In the IoT Technology Hub there will be a series of IoT Tech talks featuring IoT experts, hackathons and seminars. Check out their Facebook page and website for more information.

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