ABOUT TAGGLE SYSTEMS
Australia’s leading low-power, wide-area network provider.
Smart cities connected by Taggle.
Taggle is Australia’s leading smart water solutions provider with over 10 years of domain expertise in water management
Taggle is Australia’s leading supplier of Smart Water Solutions for local and regional councils and water utilities.
With over 260,000 meters and sensors deployed in Australia, reading over 2 Billion data points (last calendar year) for over 50 Council and Water Utility Customers, Taggle Systems is driving digital change in IoT solutions in Australia and internationally.
Taggle provides a complete Smart Water solution which is open, interoperable and scalable. Our ecosystem can collect data from a wide range of vendors, sensors and data feeds then export the data if desired to whichever system it is required in by your team.
Australian based and owned, Taggle is the developer of the Taggle Byron Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) radio technology, offering low-cost, low-power, long range communications for many types of sensors and devices.
With a focus on utility-scale smart water metering and smart water applications our network is used by a more than 50 Australian utilities, to gather data for purposes such as leak detection, demand management, network optimisation and billing. Data can also be collected from other sources including level sensors, pressure sensors, weather and rain, air and water quality, electricity and gas meters and humidity sensors.
As new technology and standards for LPWAN emerge Taggle incorporates them into the networks reducing risk and ensuring reliability of service.
Taggle delivers seamless data across multiple radio technologies when required to provide our customers with the most appropriate solutions, tailored to their needs.
Honeywell/Elster, a $40 billion Fortune 100 company and Australia’s largest supplier of water meters, has integrated Taggle’s technology into its new V200HT Smart Water Meter (available in 20mm, 25mm, 32mm and 40mm sizes).
Taggle’s LPWAN network also is used by councils, utilities, farmers, multi-storey buildings, universities and industry for diverse applications including weather monitoring, environmental monitoring, irrigation control, event alerts, sewage overflow prevention, air quality monitoring, remote device failure monitoring, pipe burst prevention and smart sports precinct monitoring.
Currently several tens of thousands of Smart Water meters are being installed for Taggle customers across Australia utilising local installation teams to complete many projects simultaneously.
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.
David joined Taggle as CEO in February 2022, having previously been Chairman of the Board since May 2020 , where he had the chance to get the know the business and see the potential.
David will be focussing on controlled profitable growth – building on Taggle’s positive reputation, great technology and established reference client base to develop the company to even greater success.
David has a strong and varied background as an entrepreneur and experienced founder and Chief Executive Officer, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is highly skilled in Marketing, General Management, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Go-to-market Strategy, and Telco.
David has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from University of New South Wales, studied at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and completed the Owners and Presidents Program at Harvard Business School.
Richard joined Taggle in 2009 as our first full time employee and he has led the Engineering team, developing the company’s core LPWAN radio technology.
Richard has over 30 years of experience 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.
Mark commenced with Taggle in November 2021. Mark brings with him a wealth of sales knowledge in technology and is well connected in local government and with key influencers.
He was most recently employed with Datacom as Director – Local Government Solutions and prior to that he was at Technology One as Solutions Manager – Local Government and prior to that as Customer Development Manager.
With 20 years’ experience working with local councils in Australia, Mark understands the challenges council members face in meeting the demands of staying connected and engaged with the community.
He is passionate about helping local councils transform their traditional “Rates, Rubbish and Roads” role into one of a true and progressive community hub. He has spent the majority of his career developing solutions that produce results in the community, delivering the right strategies, processes, tools and infrastructure for each situation.
Chief Financial Officer
Hugh joined Taggle in 2017 as group CFO and Company Secretary and he has responsibility for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of the company.
He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in senior finance positions. Hugh trained at Price Waterhouse (PWC) and moved into commerce with the Hayden Group of Companies.
He has spent time in public companies working in the private hospital division of Mayne Nickless and was Director of Finance & Systems when The Leading Edge Market Research Consultants was acquired by ASX listed Photon Group (now Enero Group ASX: EGG).
Prior to joining Taggle he was CFO and Company Secretary at DATS Environmental Services and then Ocean Guardian Holdings Limited.
Vice President – Americas
Alex joined Taggle LLC in March 2021, having worked within the field of water metering for over 24 years in both the Americas and in Europe within the Honeywell Smart Energy water business (formerly Kent Meters/Elster Metering /Elster AMCO).
Alex has been involved in the development of various water meter technologies and systems, including the development of the first long battery life residential electromagnetic flow meter that included integrated radio communications.
Alex was also responsible for product management of North American water metering products as well as being responsible for the sales and marketing of many types of water meters and meter reading systems. For over 15 years, Alex has been involved in the development and update of water meter standards throughout North America.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham in England.
Chief Product Officer
Cameron joined Taggle in October 2020. He is an industry and technology executive with over 25 years’ experience spanning senior roles at Optus, Hewlett-Packard, NEC, Hutchison (now Vodafone) and Keycorp, along with a range of early stage businesses.
He has held product leadership and operations, sales, strategic marketing and new business development responsibilities. His experience spans Asia, Australia and USA.
He has broad industry experience covering technology, software, IoT, telecommunications, data analytics, industrial products, health and fintech. He is experienced in As-a-Service operating models, from software solutions to business operating models along with pricing and commercial risk management.
Cameron has a MBA from Melbourne Business School, and a Bachelor of Business.
Cloud Solutions Director
Geoff has been with Taggle since August 2021 and has a wide background in information technology business management. He is experienced in complex and volatile environments including start-ups, spin-offs, BPR projects, acquisitions and outsourcing.
He has acted as a business director and consultant including strategic development, business planning, BPR, and alliance development capabilities in both Board and senior management roles.
His Operational experience covers software and IT product development and lifecycle management; manufacturing; sales and marketing; program, project and supplier management; and professional services in a broad range of vertical markets.
His specialties include:
– Information and Communication Technology commercialisation
– Process Assessment & Improvement (CMMI, ITIL, ISO)
– Software/Systems Engineering
Geoff holds an Engineering degree, post graduate (MBA program).
We have a long and proud history in the field of cutting edge radio technology in Australia.
The development of Taggle
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.
One of the original receivers
Current standard receiver
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Wide Bay Water
Mackay Regional Council launches 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.
- Yarra Valley Water
- Townsville City Council
- NT Power and Water
- Miramar Towers
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.
- Goldenfields Water
- Barwon Water
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.
- GWM Water
- Bathurst Regional Council
- Mareeba Shire Council
- Southern Rural Water
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.
- Cassowary Coast
- City West Water
- Federation Shire Council
- Isaac Regional Council
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.
- SA Water – Smart Network in the CBD
- Narrabri Shire Council
- Unity Water
- Ballina Shire Council
- Edward River Council
- Eurobodalla Shire Council
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 with SA Water at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
In 2018 Taggle 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 further develops support for a wider range of industrial sensors including:
- Ultrasonic Level Sensor
- Pressure sensors
- Radar flow sensor
- Vaisala Weather Stations
- Air Quality Monitors
- Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Sensors
- Charters Towers Regional Council
- Banana Shire Council
- Gunnedah Shire Council
- Mid-Western Regional Council
- GWMWater Phase 2 – Urban Rollout
- Sydney Water – Trial
- SA Water – Smart Meter Trial
Aqualus Vision is developed to address the entire smart water ecosystem to monitor and manage a wide range of sensors to improve the performance of water and sewer networks and other council and utility assets.
In 2019 the Honeywell V200HT Taggle integrated water meters roll out like hot cakes driving growth and improved processes within the company.
New Taggle Customers:
- Bundaberg Regional Council – Pilot
- Hinchinbrook Shire Council
- Lithgow City Council
- Carrathool Shire Council
- Logan Shire Council – Pilot
- Bellingen Shire Council
- Moree Plains Shire Council
- Murray River Council
Taggle partners with USA based company Nicor who provide lids and pits with the best radio environment according to a study completed by Honeywell. Taggle will include Nicor as part of the complete solution to provide 100% connectivity across a smart water network.
MiWater receives a major update and rebrand to Aqualus Water. Honeywell launches Aqualus Water as Honeywell Videre Water for their customer base in the USA.
New Taggle Customers:
- Dubbo Regional Council
- Leeton Shire Council
- Central Darling Shire
- Orange City Council
- Rio Tinto
- City of Gold Coast
- Torres Strait Island Regional Council
In 2021 Taggle focused on broadening from a smart water metering provider towards offering a wider smart water ecosystem. This included the launch of the Cockatoo, the further development of Aqualus Vision and improving data flow between our systems and external providers.
Taggle also partnered with Myriota enabling the data collection via satellite for low cost extremely remote asset monitoring.
New Taggle Customers:
- Boulia Shire Council
- Douglas Shire Council
- Flinders Shire Council
- Glen Innes Shire Council
- Narromine Shire Council
- Richmond Shire Council
- Glen Innes Shire Council
- Warrnambool City Council
- Nuhlunbuy Corporation – Rio Tinto
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Taggle Australian Office
+61 2 8999 1919
101 Sussex St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Taggle USA Office
US Toll Free 800 619 2919
PO Box 40519