In today’s economy, data is everything, and one Milwaukee tech company has created a low-cost network that will enable companies, governments and researchers to collect large amounts of data that can be used to improve the environment and public safety.

Caravela Industrial Internet of Things, a startup owned by Stack41, a data center-as-a-service company in Milwaukee, recently launched a smart city network that can receive signals from thousands of sensors. Those sensors can be used to detect changes in water and air quality, vehicle speeds and temperature.

The network took three months to develop, and Caravela launched it in early October.

“Maybe we can do interesting things here that otherwise would be done in California,” said Ryan Brooks, CEO of Caravela IoT, on launching the network. Read the full story here.