+61 2 8999 1919 enquiries@taggle.com.au

ABOUT TAGGLE SYSTEMS

Australia’s leading low-power, wide-area network provider.
Smart cities connected by Taggle.

Australia’s leading Low-Power, Wide-Area Network provider

Taggle partners with innovative cities, utilities, industries and agri-business to provide the sensors, devices and analytics that make up the Internet of Things. It is these IoT systems that provide new information and insights to help make smarter decisions. The benefits of collecting data include improved water resource management, better customer engagement and a more sustainable future.

About Taggle

Taggle is an Australian based and owned developer of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) radio technology offering low-cost, low-power, long range communications for many types of sensors and devices.

We are the market leader in automatic meter reading (AMR) and the first to deliver Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) to the water industry.

We use radio technology to deploy Australia’s only dedicated Machine to Machine (M2M) network enabling cost-effective data collection from thousands of devices across very wide urban and regional areas.

Initially focused on utility-scale automatic meter reading (AMR), our network is used by a growing number of utilities to gather data for additional purposes such as leak detection, demand management, network optimisation and billing. Data can also be collected from other sources including electricity and gas meters, rain gauges, pressure sensors, liquid overflow, temperature and humidity sensors.

We are building networks across Australia. As new technology and standards for LPWAN emerge we incorporate them into our networks.

We deliver seamless data across multiple radio technologies, including our own radio technology, to provide our customers with the most appropriate solutions, tailored to their needs.

Taggle Customers

Taggle partners with innovative cities, utilities, industries and agri-business. 

Taggle Executive Team

The company builds on a legacy of innovation in radio technology that includes radio astronomy and WiFi. Taggle’s shareholders are predominantly Australian investors.

John Quinn

Managing Director
John has over 25 years industry experience across a range of technology areas with strengths in sales, sales management and strategic marketing, focussing on both direct and indirect channels.

His extensive experience is in Australia and New Zealand as well as many major Asian markets. At Sequent Computer Systems he served as one of three members of the company’s worldwide marketing council, with responsibility for Asia and the Pacific. He spent five years with the technology consulting and development company Oakton Limited as General Manager NSW, serving as Executive Director when Oakton listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He also established their NSW branch and products business. Most recently John was Managing Partner of Moss & Hooper, a technology focused business development and consulting firm.

John joined Taggle Systems as Managing Director in 2015.

Richard Keaney

Head of Engineering
Richard is an experienced engineer, with over 25 years in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries in a range of engineering design and management roles. As the first full-time employee of Radiata Communications, which sold to Cisco in 2000, he led the development of the company’s first Wi-Fi modem device. Before working at Radiata, Richard held various R&D roles at Sydney University, Macquarie University, Jtec Pty Ltd and AWA Microelectronics Pty Ltd.

Since leaving Cisco in 2005 Richard worked as an Engineering Manager for G2 Microsystems, a wireless start-up developing low power Wi-Fi solutions, and as a consultant for Sapphicon Semiconductor. Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Sydney University and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Bruce Rouse

Operations Director
Bruce has over 26 years in project management, consulting and customer service roles across a diverse range of industries including water resources, policing, banking and superannuation. His experience has focussed on solution delivery, prior to and including, production readiness transition and handover.

Bruce collected tertiary qualifications in his early adult life include: Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Business Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Finance & Investment, Diploma of Super Administration and a MBA.

Marc Englaro

Chief Product Officer
Marc leads the application and analytics software business for the company. He brings more that 20 years of enterprise software experience to Taggle and is charged with the continuing development of the IoT Platform, Analytics, Machine Learning and AI aspects of Taggle’s business.

Prior to joining Taggle, Marc was Global Director of Customer Insights at Squiz, CEO at InsightfulCRM and Regional Managing Director for Fonality.

TAGGLE HISTORY

We have a long and proud history in the field of cutting edge radio technology in Australia.

The development of Taggle

2007

Taggle is founded to fill a gap in the radio technology space. Taggle’s founders include the developers of the world-first 5GHz WiFi integrated circuits at Radiata Communications.

Taggle identifies the need to produce battery-powered remote sensors that could work for many years without human intervention. If the cost of monitoring individual sites was made low enough, then large numbers of remote sensors, each gathering small amounts of data, could provide a valuable data aggregation resource.

2008

Taggle develops the “Byron” radio, world-leading ultra-low power wireless on an IC, leading the world in a segment now known as LPWAN. 

The Byron wireless was designed for asset tracking by triangulation consuming far less power than traditional GPS. 

 

2009

Taggle uses the Byron chip to produce an ultra low-power cattle tracking solution.

Critical to the success of the application is making the tag lightweight enough to attach to a cattle ear tag and yet still provide long distance tracking over a long period of time without the need to change the battery.

2010

Working with Mackay Regional Council, Taggle applies the Byron low-power wide area network technology to Automatic Meter Reading (AMR). 

Taggle develops the MRC-1 AMR module, named for Mackay Regional Council. This module was specifically designed to retrofit onto the Elster V100 water meter, which is the most common meter used in Australia. 

Mackay Regional council commences a trial of 200 meters to prove the technology

 

2011

Taggle extends the success of the MRC-1 product, by adding two new automatic meter reading products, the ADC-1 designed to read most other common meters in Australia, and the HP-1 high-power tag, designed for use in long-range remote applications, or difficult radio environments such as pits and basements. 

The ADC-1 and HP-1 support more than 80 different makes and models of meters, covering the vast majority of meters used by Australian utilities.

2012

Mackay Regional Council begin to rollout AMR across the entire region, targeting all 40,000 meters in the region. 

The objective of their projects is to reduce water consumption through the identification of leaks and changing consumer behaviour.

New Customers:

  • Wide Bay Water

2013

Mackay Regional Council starts the development of MiWater meter data management application to manage the vast quantities of data generated by the Taggle AMR modules.

The MiWater application helps the utility process AMR data to identify leaks and high users of water, identify time of day usage patterns and DMA mass balance.

The MiWater field application streamlines the installation and record keeping process from the installation of thousands of AMR devices.

The MyH2O customer-facing web portal shares this data in near-realtime with residents, providing leak and high-usage alerts via email and SMS, allowing residents the ability to change their behaviour and conserve water.

New Customers:

  • Yarra Valley Water
  • Townsville City Council
  • NT Power and Water
  • Miramar Towers

2014

Taggle works with Mackay Regional Council to develop low-cost, permanent sewer and rainfall monitoring to analyse the sources and causes of wet-weather sewer overflows across the network.

MyH2O Customer Portal was released by Mackay Regional Council so households and businesses can monitor their own consumption and set leak and high usage alerts.

New Customers:

  • Goldenfields Water
  • Barwon Water

2015

Taggle commences roll-out of 13,000 standard and high-power tags to monitor water consumption on the GWM Water rural pipeline, and almost immediately discovered water leaks on customer properties, saving the customer water and money.

New Customers:

  • GWM Water
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Mareeba Shire Council
  • Southern Rural Water

2016

Taggle introduces LSTT advanced telemetry module to support a wide range of industrial sensor protocols.

Taggle rolls out 420 LSTT and Siemens pressure sensors to monitor the operation of the GWM Rural Pipeline.

Taggle begins offering MiWater and MyH2O to all utility customers.

New Customers:

  • Cassowary Coast
  • City West Water
  • Federation Shire Council
  • Isaac Regional Council

2017

Taggle wins the CBD Smart Networks project with SA Water to supply IoT communications for the smart meters pressure and flow sensors and water quality sensors for the Adelaide CBD. 

Taggle also supplies the MiWater meter data management application and customer portal to share smart meter data with the 100 top customers in the CBD.

Taggle introduces real-time data processing and delivery for all Taggle devices.

New Customers:

  • SA Water
  • Narrabri Shire Council
  • Unity Water
  • Ballina Shire Council
  • Edward River Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council

2018

Taggle and Honeywell release the Honeywell V200HT smart meter that has the Taggle Byron wireless communications technology built into the meter. One of the first commercial deployments was completed at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Taggle also announces a new generation of tags that include AES encryption as standard, and Taggle’s first 20-year battery powered AMR module for the US market.

Taggle also releases support for a further range of industrial sensors including:

  • Ultrasonic Level Sensor
  • Radar flow sensor
  • Vaisala Weather Stations
  • Air Quality Monitors
  • Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Sensors
  • Salinity sensor

New Customers:

  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Gunnedah Shire  Council
  • Mid-Western Regional Council

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