Mote Net develops technology for livestock tracking and data collection from on-farm sensors.

The system is targeted at providing farmers with savings of time and money, through reduced time for manual checking of herds and quicker response to treat sick or lame animals or to animals that have escaped from paddocks.

Livestock GPS Tracking

We are developing and trialling a Livestock GPS Tracking system to suit broadacre cattle grazing operations. This system allows:

  • Real time tracking of livestock location, movement and behaviour.
  • Past position, track and distance travelled information to be quickly reviewed to identify sick, lame or injured animals.
  • Alerts to be generated (SMS and/or email) to warn farmers when animals are outside a virtual zone, easily set by the farmer.

Who We Are

Mote Net started in July 2017 and is based in Perth, Western Australia. Here’s our team:

Lance MacArthur


Lance began at Mote Net in July 2017. He graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. His focus is on the development of the mote modules and the hardware of the gateway in our projects.

Terence Fuhr

Software Engineer

Terence joined Mote Net in March 2018. He is in his final year of his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Data Science Majors) at the University of Western Australia.  His main focus is on the development of the Mote Net website’s customer portal/ dashboard.

Mike Dean


Mike is an electrical and control systems engineer who has worked in various industry sectors in WA. He helps set the direction and contributes to the system designs.

Chester Tham


Chester joined Mote Net in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is now pursuing a Masters of Commerce at Curtin University. His main focus is on the commercialization and business development of Mote Net.

LoRaWAN Technology

Our technology uses a long-range wireless system known as LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network), it is a network protocol based on a new wireless technology to communicate up to 15 km in outdoor locations. This technology allows for a low cost way to collect and display remote data. The protocol is a global standard, it is encrypted and highly secure. You can find out more about this technology here:


In addition to the Livestock GPS Tracking system described above, we can provide the following time-saving farming applications.  All are based on the same LoRaWAN wireless data collection system used for livestock tracking.

  • Monitoring and graphing of animal weights.
  • Monitoring, graphing and alerts for animal or barn/shed/greenhouse temperature.
  • GPS Tracking of farm vehicles.
  • Monitoring and alerts for dam or trough levels or water quality.
  • Monitoring and alerts for water temperatures, salinity, TDS, opacity, pH, ORP for aquaculture applications.
  • Monitoring of windmill rotation.
  • Monitoring of soil moisture.
  • Detection and alerts for gate position (open/closed).
  • Automatic bush fire (smoke and/or flame) detection and automated alert generation (sms or email).

Contact us for a demonstration or to discuss these potential applications.

Our Services

Mote Net can provide the following services in a flexible, cost effective and responsive way.

• System evaluation, scoping, conceptual designs.

• Detailed design, implementation and commissioning.

• Site support and maintenance.

• Ongoing data management, visualisation development and data reporting.