Digital reinforcement of ‘smart homes’ for rural communities and businesses in Wales –

ANTUR CYMRU ENTERPRISE is supporting rural communities by enhancing digital communications and connectivity across post-pandemic Wales.

Telemat IT Support, based at the organization’s Antur Teifi Business Park in Newcastle Emlyn, has won contracts to install IoT (Internet of Things) and LoRaWAN technology in support of local authorities ‘aspirations for a network of’ Smart Towns’ focused on economic growth. .

IoT applications will be developed in the 10 rural market towns in Carmarthenshire and the Town’s Wi-Fi will be installed at Brecon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Presteigne, Aberaeron, Llandysul, Lampeter, New Quay and Tregaron.

Business Development Manager Kevin Harrington said: “Telemat is delighted to be supporting the roll-out and adoption of the Home of Things Internet and Wi-Fi applications.

“The development of Smart Home technologies will help local authorities and town councils and traders to collect important visitor data and provide better services to the public.”

He added: “The Covid-19 pandemic and recent inflationary pressures have hit the streets.

“As our parent company Antur Cymru is a social enterprise, this project fits well with our strategic goal of supporting economic development in rural Wales.”

Antur Cymru is also working with Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, and Bro Morgannwg local authorities to install Welsh Government funded Cisco Meraki cloud based systems that can measure the number of people and customer trends in town centers, at provision of critical data that will compile. future retail strategies.

“These regions are moving forward as pioneers in the development of these methods,” Kevin said.

“The results will enable local authorities and planners to identify what is working and what is not working, how to overcome challenges and create positive change that will have a knock-on effect on businesses and their local economies. ”

Telemat’s mission is to deliver a comprehensive bilingual IT service across Wales, encompassing hardware and software solutions for private and public sector homes and organizations, including business Wi-Fi, IT solutions for workers remote and help desk support.

Bronwen Raine, Managing Director of Antur Cymru, said the latest developments strengthen Telemat’s commitment to the future proofing of the industry.

“Digital connectivity and instant communication are critical in today’s society, not just for businesses but for all services and individuals to carry out their daily lives, both personally and professionally,” she said.

“The consolidation of this work confirms Telemat’s position as a leader in its field and its role in bringing rural communities into line with other areas of the UK for future generations.”

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