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Capture more insights with Captis Data Loggers!

BY Michelle Howie 26 August 2020

Calling all IoT makers and innovators, there’s a new device on our IoT Marketplace!

It’s robust, it’s secure, it’s connected out-of-the-box, it’s already powering data insights across the country, and now it’s available directly to our TelstraDev developers! We’ve seen your innovations and successful projects with the Arduino MKR NB 1500, and have brought you the next level of device maturity to solve bigger and better real world problems.

Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia, the Telstra Captis Data Loggers are remote terminal units (RTUs) that connect to external sensors. Turning the operational data into business insights is leading to reduced costs, improved safety and sustainability, more efficient operations and more accurate forecasting in industries like Utilities (e.g better tracking of resources and assets), Agriculture (e.g optimising yield through predictive harvesting), Manufacturing (e.g streamlining value chains), Mining (e.g data driven automation) and Smart Cities (e.g managing waste, pollution and city traffic) to name a few!  

With the internal Telstra NB-IoT network connectivity, collect your sensor inputs remotely, saving the time and expense of truck rolls (super important for IoT deployments in remote areas or hard to access urban jungles!). Remote environmental monitoring also enables much higher data density (and hence quality insights) than through manual recording.

It’s long list of features includes IP68 rating, Firmware over the Air (yay!), Encrypted traffic via MQTTS and an embedded SIM that connects to ~4 million sq km of Telstra’s massive IoT network. As for how it works:


What else can I do with it you ask? Here’s some of the Environmental Use Cases that our customers are already benefitting from:

  • Water Quality Monitoring – Proactively detect, manage and monitor water quality and consumption.
  • Air Quality Monitoring – Reducing the cost of monitoring air quality or temperature and improving safety and sustainability programs.
  • Noise Pollution Monitoring – Improving community satisfaction by monitoring noise from traffic, construction sites and noisy venues.
  • Waste Monitoring – Monitoring sewer levels and the presence of pollutants in waste water. Minimizing the impacts of agriculture runoff in rivers and seas and waste release from factories and primary industries.
  • Soil Monitoring – Proactively monitoring soil quality in agriculture to optimise hydration, air and plant nutrients and to minimise pollutant levels.
  • Oxygen Monitoring – Monitoring oxygen levels in commercial aquaculture industries to optimise lifecycle of stock and improve yield output.

But don't just take our word for it:


The Captis range has been sold through Telstra channels since 2018, with thousands of them out in the wild, driving real operational change. But we are super excited to get these nifty devices in the hands of our developers through the TelstraDev IoT Marketplace for the first time, so you can self-service, purchasing the raw materials to develop a world-class IoT Solution for you, your own business or for your customers

What else is in the IoT solution stack? We’ve got the Devices, the Connectivity and the Platform for your end to end IoT solution:

IoT Solution Stack


Associated Telstra Services

How to buy

Remote Terminal Units


Transmits data via Telstra IoT network to the Telstra IoT platform

Telstra CAPTIS range

TelstraDev IoT Marketplace or Request a callback–send email to

Telstra Arduino MKR

TelstraDev IoT Marketplace

Compatible Sensors

Monitor and collect the information that is captured by the Telstra Captis device (data logger)

Telstra has certified a range of compatible sensors. For details refer,

Request a callback – send email to

IoT Network

Securely connect devices to Australia’s largest IoT Network managed by Telstra

You can use connected-things API to query SIM data

The Captis RTU devices come with a built in SIM on our NB IoT network and 10MB/month data plan. 

The Arduino Dev Kits come with a 6 month, 60MB trial LTE-M SIM. 

OR purchase LTE-M and NB-IoT SIMs from Telstra Small Business (not compatible with the Connected Things API):


Note: both Ardunio MKR NB 1500 boards and Captis RTUs are compatible with both LPWAN network technologies, but do not come with both as default out of the box.

Device Management and Web portal Dashboard

Manage device configurations, view data, and be in control

Telstra IoT Platform
A cloud-based application for data collection and display, device management and application development. It is built by Telstra and partners to be highly reliable, with a 99.95% availability target.

Please note, Telstra Captis cannot operate without the Telstra IoT Platform.

Visit the TelstraDev IoT Marketplace to purchase Telstra Captis Multi and get started with some technical guides. These devices come with an IoT data plan, including 10MB a month (plenty of capacity for your Narrowband needs!). Watch this space for further announcements on new devices and services on our IoT Marketplace!

the TelstraDev team


UPDATE [15/7/21]: This product is no longer available for purchase on TelstraDev. More details 

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