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IoT Environmental Water Monitoring for Iwi

IoT Environmental Water Monitoring for Iwi

The huge cultural importance placed on water by Māori, combined with new IoT-based real time water monitoring technology, has seen Iwi taking important leadership roles in measurement and monitoring of waterways throughout Aotearoa.

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Adroit Environmental IoT Empowers TROW Group Deconstruction

Adroit Environmental IoT Empowers TROW Group Deconstruction

Adroit Environmental IoT Empowers TROW Group Deconstruction TROW Group, one of the largest commercial deconstruction companies in Aotearoa New Zealand, has installed its first Adroit Environmental IoT system to monitor dust and noise on its building sites.Founded by...

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What is Environmental Monitoring

What is Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring involves using tools to continuously observe and record metrics about the environment so that incremental changes over time can be accurately quantified. Using sensors and observations, results can be gathered, analysed, and then published allowing stakeholders including consumers, workers, communities, organisations and governments to make decisions to better manage the impact they have on the environment and the associated risks.

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Adroit Gets its Hands Dirty in Market Gardening

Adroit Gets its Hands Dirty in Market Gardening

Hira Bhana is one of new Zealand’s largest potato and onion farmers, producing around 10,000 tons of onions a year, mainly for export. They produce a number of other products as well, including lettuce, cauliflower, and broccoli, on fertile lands in Pukekohe, near Auckland, New Zealand. Hira Bhana’s management is seeking new tools to give them insights into their farm’s soil conditions and how to optimise…

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Webinar: How IoT is Monitoring Catchment Water Quality

Webinar: How IoT is Monitoring Catchment Water Quality

Adroit was delighted to join with Mercury NZ for a highly topical, interactive webinar on catchment water monitoring using IoT technology. Adroit’s team of Guy Macpherson and Maria McIntyre joined Mercury NZ’s Catchment Sustainability Manager Gavin Williamson, to share how they’re working with community, councils, and Iwi to better understand Waikato catchment water quality…

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Spark Partnership Provides Next-Generation IoT Solutions

Spark Partnership Provides Next-Generation IoT Solutions

Adroit and Spark NZ announced today that they’ve partnered to deliver innovative Environmental IoT solutions utilising the Spark IoT Network.
Adroit is a New Zealand specialist in technology used to monitor environmental changes, and drive efficiency in sustainable industries such as farming, clean-water management and aquaculture.

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Adroit Monitoring Receives MPI Approval

Adroit Monitoring Receives MPI Approval

Adroit’s salinity monitoring data buoy has received certification from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), for use in aquaculture farming throughout New Zealand. This certification gives Aquaculture clients confirmation that the Adroit Salinity Data Buoy solution is tested and approved for compliance management.

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IoT Tools for Construction Monitoring

IoT Tools for Construction Monitoring

Construction operates in a noisy, dusty and hazardous environment. Government and local councils are requiring that building sites be safer for workers, the general public and neighbouring properties. And given there is an increasing concern for the overall environment, works sites with a negative impact can’t be ignored.

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Your Office Air Can Make You Smarter

Your Office Air Can Make You Smarter

Workplace air quality has long been a point of contention, with that ‘too hot’, ‘too cold’, ‘too stuffy’ argument being a part of modern office politics.
But while these arguments have before seemed trivial, a series of reports show that air quality can make your workers less effective at best, and very sick, at worst.

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Adroit featured in NZ Business magazine

Adroit featured in NZ Business magazine

Part of “The highly connected world of IoT” featured article in New Zealand Business Magazine is an interesting business case study of IoT in action – Adroit’s Westpac Mussels partnership.

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Catchment Water Monitoring for the Public Good

Catchment Water Monitoring for the Public Good

Adroit is delighted to be working with Mercury to facilitate real-time water quality monitoring at the Whirinaki catchment in South Waikato. The health of waterways in rural environments has become an urgent issue in recent years. Concern over potential health effects…

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University of Otago Automates Marine Research Programme

University of Otago Automates Marine Research Programme

Almost 60 years of manual measurement of Otago Harbour’s seawater by the University of Otago is now getting an important technology update thanks to Adroit. Measurements of ocean surface temperature have been collected manually at 09:00 AM daily since 1953…

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Clean Water a Shared Ambition

Clean Water a Shared Ambition

Recent clean water legislation is putting new obligations onto farmers, and local and regional authorities to monitor and report water quality. Read how new IoT tools and connectivity networks have arrived just in time to assist in the challenge of cleaning up New Zealand’s waterways and aquafers.

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Nitrates – A Growing Global Environmental Challenge

Nitrates – A Growing Global Environmental Challenge

What role can technology play in improving the health of our rivers and aquifers?The news about nitrates in our water just gets worse.Adding to concerns about the health of our rivers and aquifers and the role of intensive agriculture in climate change, now a series...

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Ulrich Frerk – guest speaker at Spark Innovation Studio

Ulrich Frerk – guest speaker at Spark Innovation Studio

Data, in my opinion, plays the biggest role. IoT is only an enabler!Adroit founder Ulrich Frerk was delighted to be guest speaker at a Spark-hosted webinar – as part of the launch of the Spark Innovation Studio – talking about the present and future of IoT.Adroit’s...

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10 years of IoT, where are we now?

10 years of IoT, where are we now?

A decade of IoT has enabled all kinds of connected devices, but has it lived up to the hype? When Adroit first started its journey the term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) was only just becoming a thing. Our ambition was to create a way to connect thousands of devices and...

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Adroit brings latest IoT tech to New Zealand King Salmon

Adroit brings latest IoT tech to New Zealand King Salmon

Adroit has added another example of cutting edge IoT technology to its portfolio with the installation of an advanced water monitoring solution at New Zealand King Salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds. The solution combines Libelium water sensors and equipment with...

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Launching a successful IoT project

Launching a successful IoT project

How to succeed with your IoT Project.The Internet of Things has caught the world's imagination over the last few years and at no surprise, the industry has grown to a staggering $82 billion globally. It has the potential to solve numerous challenges, both trivial and...

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Ben Bayly Serves up Clean Air with His Dishes

Ben Bayly Serves up Clean Air with His Dishes

When renowned chef Ben Bayly opened his breath-taking new restaurant Ahi in Commercial Bay, Auckland, he faced a unique challenge – how to have a dramatic open fire in the heart of his restaurant kitchen, without smoking out the entire mall.Ahi literally translates...

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Workplace Air Quality Shock!

Workplace Air Quality Shock!

How Healthy is your Workplace? With the pandemic constantly drawing our attention to the health of our workplace, we’re more aware of the cleanliness of our surfaces, physical spacing of our workers and most importantly, the air that we breathe, than ever before....

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Aquaculture Futures

Aquaculture Futures

The incredible potential of the IoT for New Zealand’s aquaculture sector is highlighted in this recent One News item set in the Marlborough Sounds - with the use of sensor-enabled buoys providing constant feedback to mussel farmers. Real-time wireless monitoring of...

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We see the future in smarter sensors

We see the future in smarter sensors

“Businesses wanting to get ahead of environmental legislation are investing in new technology and better data as the key to achieving this,” says Blair Stewart, Commercial Director of Adroit. “Legislation such as the Fresh Water Management Act puts the onus on the...

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IoT vs Industrial IoT

IoT vs Industrial IoT

A device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), is often referred to as a “smart” object. Everything from cars, home appliances to shoes and light switches that connect to the internet, are considered as smart objects - sending and receiving data and connecting...

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What is IoT

What is IoT

I founded Adroit to solve out of frustration of devices in the world not been able to communicate better, a few years later we coined the phrase Internet of things, THE IoT, and “what is IoT?” is a question I’m asked all the time. Generally, overly technical answers...

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Adroit selected as finalist

Adroit selected as finalist

Adroit selected as finalist Adroit has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards. Recognised for excellence in the Colab Design and Creative Technology Support category, Adroit will join finalists across 11...

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IoT Opportunity ‘Immense’ says Adroit

IoT Opportunity ‘Immense’ says Adroit

According to the recent IoT Alliance report, New Zealand companies are reluctant to roll out Internet of Things services, despite the country’s preparedness and potential economic gain from the technology. One of the key results from the report said; “The research...

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How can IoT transform your workspace?

How can IoT transform your workspace?

By 2025, 85 billion connected devices will be a testament to how far smart technology has arrived. IoT is a revolutionary technology that will change how we work in the future. It is the platform for future business. Many businesses are playing around with IoT based...

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