Greetings from team Econode!
“Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia” (e kī ana te Pākehā) ki ngā iwi me ngā hapū katoa
2019 was a roller-coaster for all of us. Here are some quick highlights what we achieved and some challenges we had encountered.
More nodes on the field.
This year, five regional councils in New Zealand have chosen Econode - SmartTrap TM for Product and Consultant engagement toward Predator-Free New Zealand 2050. We are excited and yet committed for the best performance outcome to make the Predator-Free New Zealand dream possible. Our suppliers and contractors are busy to meet the demand. Increasing production capacity is our challenge in 2020.
Solar powered communication hub
Every education camp needs a stable network for emergency communication and management, especially where it's off the grid.
This year, a hub was set up at Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre on Great Barrier Island, powered by solar. Sanctuaries such as Windy Hill Sanctuary, Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island have also benefited by the solar powered hub and gateways to monitor their trapping systems.
Special news for predator control community groups
In 2020, we are going to work with Predator Free Wellington to monitor the predator post-eradication in Miramar Peninsula. Wellingtonians have reported that 92% of population support a predator free Wellington. It believes to be the country’s biggest urban predator eradication operation. We are so excited to be involved. Yay, Wellingtonian!
The growth of Econode
In October, we celebrate our 4th birthday. Four years in the market, we are growing stronger and steadier. At the same month, Paul Callister from Ngā Uruora - Kāpiti Project, one of our early customers published a thorough report about the remote sensing trials. Knowing what is working and what is not are keys for our SmartTrap. It is such a privilege to see how far we have progressed. Seeing our own device in the photos and comparing it to what we have now, it has been huge steps and achievement. We are so proud of what we contribute to the conservation and its fight to protect our paradise.
SmartTrap nodes in Australia
In November, Econode's SmartTrap were presented at The Things Network Conference Asia Pacific 2019 in Adelaide, Australia by Opensensing Ltd. We personally thank Leo Gaggl from Opensensing Ltd for organizing and presenting SmartTrap at the conference.
Last night, the Board had a celebration in New Plymouth for a productive year. There are so many people who believe in us and guide us through the year. We would like to thank you for the support we have received, believing in us, and making a difference. Hopefully you all know who you are because the list is long.
Here comes summer! The Pohutukawa are blooming at the moment. We wish you all a great holiday and we will be in touch in new year to keep you up to date.
Have a great and safe holiday!
From Matt, Ann and Manuka of Team Econode.
*Our offices will close 5pm Monday 23 December 2019 and re-open Monday 06 January 2020.