In the face of growing global concerns surrounding water scarcity and environmental sustainability, the importance of effective water management cannot be overstated. Water management companies, tasked with safeguarding this precious resource, require advanced technology solutions to maximize efficiency and conservation.
To address this pressing need, smart water meters have emerged as a pivotal component in modern water management. These advanced devices transcend the capabilities of conventional water meters by leveraging wireless communication and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Smart water meters autonomously collect and transmit real-time water consumption data to utility providers, offering a streamlined and automated approach to monitoring water usage.
To further augment the capabilities of smart water meters, water management companies are turning to the adoption of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. This strategic choice is driven by its energy-efficient design, extended communication range, and cost-effectiveness, empowering water management companies to achieve real-time monitoring and remote control of water infrastructure. Moreover, the secure nature of NB-IoT networks safeguards sensitive data and protects the integrity of water management systems.
When coupled with the LwM2M IoT device management protocol, the advantages multiply. The seamless integration with NB-IoT networks brings forth efficient device management, substantial cost savings through reduced maintenance, bolstered security measures, remote operability, scalability to accommodate expansive networks, and the ability to derive valuable insights from data.
In a world where water resources are under constant strain, the synergy of NB-IoT and LwM2M stands as a beacon of hope, offering water management companies the tools they need to preserve this vital resource effectively and sustainably.
To showcase the capabilities of LwM2M-driven solutions, AVSystem's proficient team of embedded developers proudly introduces "Bubblemaker" – an interactive smart water meter demonstration.
Demo project “Bubblemaker” presenting LwM2M connectivity applied to water pumps
This innovative demo harnesses the power of LwM2M and IPSO sensor (The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) support to provide an intuitive solution for measuring the flow of liquids using cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity to connect to the cloud and report the information on water usage or, in case of this demo, how much water was pumped through the system.
Data collected in the Coiote IoT Device Managmenent Platform for the demo project “Bubblemaker”
Measuring cumulated water volume, minimum flow rate, and maximum flow rate in water management serves multiple critical use cases:
In a world increasingly defined by concerns over water scarcity and environmental sustainability, the strides made in water management technology are nothing short of remarkable. The introduction of smart water meters, bolstered by NB-IoT and LwM2M, heralds a new era for water management companies, streamlining consumption monitoring and enhancing regulatory compliance. However, we've merely scratched the surface. "Bubblemaker," AVSystem's demonstration, offers just a glimpse of the untapped potential, from leak detection to predictive maintenance. As water resource challenges persist, technology and innovation stand as key allies in safeguarding this vital resource.
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