Boston Networks is joining the fight against the Covid-19 virus by giving free access to the Scottish Government-backed IoT Scotland network.
The IoT Scotland network can now be used free of charge by anyone responding to the challenges raised by the pandemic.
IoT Scotland is a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) wireless sensor network which enables applications and services to collect data from devices and send that data without the need for cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.
The network is funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Boston Networks.
Network coverage is available in cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Perth, and in areas including the Scottish Borders, Argyll & Bute, Inverness, Aberdeenshire, and Stirlingshire.
"Through the provision of free access to the IoT Scotland network we're offering developers, adopters and end users the opportunity to trial or deploy solutions to address a wide range of challenges that are facing our people, businesses and institutions during this difficult period," stated Boston Networks CEO Scott McEwan.
"These include supporting essential health and care services, monitoring the movement of people, or otherwise improving outcomes by protecting the lives of the vulnerable and those most at risk.
"There has been much focus recently on the development of smart IoT applications to tackle the growing challenges of health and social care, particularly to support vulnerable people and independent living needs, so we wanted to offer access to the IoT network free of charge during the current crisis.”