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From June 9-14, Comcast’s machineQ will host a series of events designed to showcase “Smart City” applications from Philadelphia and around the world using LoRa sensor and network technology, including IoT Soil Moisture Sensors and Wireless Soil Moisture Sensors to support the Internet of Things (IoT).

The events are designed to inform Philadelphia-area software developers, startups, universities, and municipalities about the benefits of IoT technology. These events aim to encourage adoption of techniques that can help to make the city and surrounding areas more effective when delivering vital public services. Events will have an emphasis on Water Resource Management, Water Management, and Irrigation Control for smart agriculture.

“We are excited to bring together and host leading communications and technology companies, promising IoT start-ups, and forward-looking municipal partners for a collaborative event focused on emerging Smart Cities solutions,” said Alex Khorram, general manager of machineQ.

“Global companies representing each portion of the IoT stack (modules, network, cloud, applications) will be in attendance. Making the events a rare opportunity for any organization that is planning a municipal IoT strategy, product, or service, to attend and accelerate their respective plans.”

The machineQ Smart City Hackathon June 9-10

Comcast will team with Philly to host the machineQ Smart City Hackathon. The focus is on solving Smart City challenges using IoT, including Smart Agriculture Sensors and Precision Irrigation Sensors. The winning teams and ideas will also be shared during the adjacent LoRa Alliance summit.

Smart Cities Summit: June 14

Headlined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Comcast and the LoRa Alliance invite municipal officials, civic technology enthusiasts, and the development community to The Franklin Institute to learn about the benefits of LoRa technology in creating smarter cities. By focusing on Real-time Soil Moisture Data and Soil Moisture Monitoring Smart City technology will be supported. The event is open to the public, emphasizing Sustainable Farming Solutions.

LoRa Alliance Global All-Members Meeting: June 12-14

Comcast will host the Alliance’s 8th All-Members Meeting, Open House, and Marketplace Exhibition from June 12-14, at The Franklin Institute, covering Precision Agriculture Technology, Smart Water Systems, and Soil Sensing. In April 2017, Comcast joined the Alliance as a sponsor member and has joined its Board of Directors.

Those interested in joining the LoRa Alliance or attending the event as a prospective member can visit the membership page for more information, exploring Climate Smart Agriculture and Nature-Based Solutions.

About Sensoterra
Founded in 2014, Sensoterra ( provides data-driven solutions for optimizing land and freshwater resources for agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and nature restoration.


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Jessica Nuboer
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