ABOUT TAGGLE SYSTEMS
Australia’s leading low-power, wide-area network provider.
Smart cities connected by Taggle.
Australia’s leading digital water metering and LPWAN 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.
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 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 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 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 joined Taggle in 2008 as the company’s first full time employee and has led the Engineering teams developing the company’s core LPWAN radio technology.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Sydney University and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
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 an MBA.
Chief Financial Officer
Hugh is the Taggle group CFO and Company Secretary and 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 in 2017 he was CFO and Company Secretary at DATS Environmental Services and then Ocean Guardian Holdings Limited.
Chief Information Officer
Over the last 25+ years, Lisa has held leadership positions in many financial services, telecommunication operators and government organisations. She has extensive technology experience across multiple domains whilst leading global teams. Coupled with technology Lisa also has extensive commercial and contractual experience from both commercial and government industries. Before joining Taggle, Lisa was a General Manager at nbn for a number of years.
Lisa has spearheaded many transformations, including both teams and technology, which have delivered new Customer Centric digital platforms and processes whilst ensuring the security and integrity of the organisations information.
Lisa has a Business Degree in Technology and has also successfully attended both MIT Sloan School of Leadership and Cranlana Colloquim Ethical Leadership programs.
Chief Product Officer
Cameron 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.
Vice President – Americas
Alex has 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. In his time in North America, Alex has been involved in the development and update of water meter standards throughout North America for over 15 years.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham in England.
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
MiSewer (Aqualus Sewer) – Taggle officially launches the specialised analytics platform MiSewer, designed to monitor and manage a wide range of sensors to improve the performance of 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
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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