IoT Helps Utilities Reduce Water Loss

Our customer is a pioneer in the development of advanced acoustic technologies, products and services that enable non-invasive diagnostics of water utility pipeline infrastructure, including leak detection, pipe condition assessment and water loss management.

Business Challenge

The company wanted to develop a durable, secure, self-contained solution that could be quickly installed in the water distribution network to monitor for leaks. It would leverage existing fire hydrant infrastructure and would need to be compatible with multiple types and sizes of hydrants. The solution would include sensors and analysis software also include power efficient cellular connectivity for communications.

Sierra Wireless Solution

The company selected the Sierra Wireless HL7800 multi-mode Cat-M and Cat-NB1 module and Smart Connectivity services bundle to connect their sensors for three reasons – power efficiency, global coverage and built-in connectivity.

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