Fortinet has released their Q3 Threat landscape report, offering expert insight into the latest attack vectors and threats. As independent research (IDC) has found Fortinet to have the largest security device footprint of any vendor, this unique vantage point provides an excellent view of the cyber-threat landscape. Read more
Manx Technology Group (MTG) has been working with an increasing number of customers, universities and institutions; in areas such as IoT, software development and managed IT. As a result of these opportunities, MTG has a growing reputation as an authority in IoT and is now working on several fascinating IoT projects throughout the world. To support its global expansion, service its international clients and to participate in the fast-moving emerging technology sectors – MTG is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Moray, Scotland. Read more
Manx Technology Group (MTG) is now licensed by the Isle of Man Communications Commission to provide internet services in the Isle of Man. The new licence enables MTG to enhance its managed IT and IoT solutions with a suite of voice and internet services. MTG’s expanded managed service portfolio now includes Internet and VoIP solutions while wireless and connectivity services enhance their growing range of IoT solutions. Read more
Sick Building Syndrome describes a situation where the occupants of an office or building suffer from nonspecific health issues or feel under the weather when spending time in the building. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can monitor several parameters that may contribute to sick building syndrome, including pollutants, legionella, VOC (volatile organic compounds), temperature, moisture, CO2, light and noise levels. Read more
Microsoft Azure is a powerful platform on which you can build your IoT application. We look at how Libelium IoT sensors, Azure IoT Hub and PowerBI can be used to monitor air quality in several easy steps. Data such as pH, ORP and temperature are collected, transmitted using 4G then processed and visualised using Microsoft Azure, Azure SQL and PowerBI. Read more
Fortinet has been recognised for the 10th time in the Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. MTG has been designing, installing and managing Fortinet firewall solutions for ten years – for SMB, SME and Enterprise clients. Gartner’s continual recognition fo Fortinet is a testament to the quality, security, flexibility and value offered by Fortigate firewalls.
IoT sensors can be used to measure ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) in swimming pools, rivers, lakes and drinking water supplies. In this article, we provide an outline of ORP and its relevance in regards to Smart Water applications. When IoT sensors measure ORP, pH and temperature, the data can be transmitted wirelessly to a database server or cloud platform such as Microsoft Azure. Data can then be visualised in dashboards, mobile apps or using applications such as Microsoft Power BI or Tableau. Read more
The Digital Mirror concept allows residents and businesses to see their reflection in the form of data. A Digital Mirror reflects the collective impact of peoples’ habits and behaviours, illustrates trends, and provides a stark assessment of the current situation. Internet of Things (IoT) forms the very building blocks of a Digital Mirror; taking millions of measurements relating to air quality, water quality, power consumption, traffic levels and travel patterns. Read more
Soil Monitoring with IoT uses technology to empower farmers and producers to maximise yield, reduce disease and optimise resources. IoT sensors can measure soil temperature, volumetric water content, photosynthetic radiation, soil water potential and soil oxygen levels. Data from the IoT sensors are then transmitted back to a central point (or the cloud) for analysis, visualisation and trend analysis. The resultant data can then be used to optimise farming operations, identify trends and make subtle adjustments to conditions to maximise crop yield and quality. The use of IoT in agriculture is known as Smart Agriculture (or Smart Farming), and IoT is a central component of Precision Farming. Read more
Thanks to the efforts of Kristan McDonald and Abby Chatwood, MTG has renewed our ISO 9001 and 27001 certification status for another year. The ISO QMS and ISMS are used extensively within our business to help ensure consistent levels of service delivery, quality control, and information security. Both standards cover our IT services, IoT and software divisions.