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Smart Water Metering

By implementing a smart metering infrastructure comprised of sensors and gateways with LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol, utility companies can efficiently collect data and streamline operations to manage costs. Customers, including large municipal utility providers, leverage these solutions to cut down on water waste and quickly identify issues in a water distribution network. 

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LoRa devices smart planet use case e-book Download this e-book to learn how LoRa devices are being utilized to create a sustainable and smart planet with featured solutions from ecosystem companies including Axino, Birdz, Smart Parks, and WaterBit.
LoRa® Devices: Smart Planet Use Case Overview
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Smart utilities are choosing LoRaWAN With governments increasingly recognizing the need to control energy consumption and reduce wastage and inefficient consumption of vital resources, the requirement to make utilities smart is not only desirable but also the law in many countries.
Why Utilities are Choosing Smart LoRaWAN Connectivity
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LoRaWAN in the utility and housing industries in Germany Produced in collaboration with Minol ZENNER, this white paper explores the legally-compliant deployment of LoRaWAN in accordance with current German regulatory standards.
LoRaWAN in the Utility and Housing Industries in Germany
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Successful interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN This whitepaper explains the results of the engineering work that has taken place over the last few months to build a high-performance, standards-based, interoperable communications profile exploiting the best elements of both technologies to link to the new SCHC internet technology.
A Solution for Successful Interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN
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LoRa smart utilities e-book By implementing a LoRa-based smart utilities infrastructure comprised of sensors and gateways, utility and metering companies can collect data remotely and use personnel more efficiently to streamline operations and reduce cost.
LoRa Devices: Smart Utilities Real World Solutions
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Digital transformation of water utilities with LoRa and LoRaWAN Birdz has successfully leveraged Semtech’s LoRa devices to deploy a LoRa-based water system throughout the city of Lyon, France and surrounding areas. Learn how LoRa devices and LoRaWAN networks have enabled Birdz to revolutionize France’s water metering.
Leading the Digital Transformation of Water Utilities by Enabling Automated and Remote Meter Reading
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Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN white paper from LoRa Alliance Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN are two of the most adopted unlicensed technologies and together they address a large proportion of IoT use cases. The Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies white paper intends to demonstrate how these two widely deployed IoT Connectivity technologies can be utilized in tandem to effectively support a vast array of use cases.
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN®  Deployment Synergies
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LoRaWAN and NB-IoT LoRa Alliance white paper There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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Smart utilities using LoRaWAN white paper by LoRa Alliance LoRaWAN offers a strong value proposition to the utilities market with the flexibility to deploy and/or leverage private and public networks in a cost-efficient manner, along with interoperability at the network and device levels. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
Connecting Utility Assets Using LoRaWAN
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LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities Utility and metering companies are implementing smart Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve service, increase efficiency, decrease waste, and reduce their carbon footprint. Discover the impact of IoT applications developed for gas, electrical and water utilities.
LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities
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We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart water metering deployments.

Ultrasonic Water Meters
Ultrasonic Water Meters

Cranberry Analytics' ultrasonic smart water meters, integrated with Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard, collect meter readings and water consumption data on a daily basis, allowing for effective planning of water distribution as well as real-time anomaly detection and leakage analysis and mitigating water waste.

Smart Metering at Singapore Zoo

Sindcon deployed 1,000+ water and energy meters in strategic locations throughout the three parks within the Singapore Zoo using the robust and reliable connectivity of LoRaWAN to transmit real-time metering data every 15 minutes.

LoRa smart utility meter adoption
Smart Utility Meter Adoption

Vision Metering onboards municipal utilities across the U.S. and Latin America with its metering hardware and software leveraging LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol at a rate of two to three per week

LoRa Smart AMI-based meters
Smart AMI-based Meters

Vision Metering, LLC’s LoRa-based applications enable the upgrade of legacy metering solutions, requiring traditional walk-by or drive-by reading methods, to fixed, long range AMI, for hourly or daily data transfer over LoRaWAN networks for efficient utility management and billing.

LoRa-based prepaid energy metering
Prepaid Energy Metering

Elmeasure and ClodPi's new LoRa-based prepaid energy metering solution tracks and reports usage data in real time for precise billing and reduced energy waste in utility applications.

LoRa-based AMI energy metering applications
AMI Metering Applications

NSOFT’s “Smart Read” family of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), bringing additional benefits to the customer, including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.

LoRa-based ultrasonic water metering
Ultrasonic Water Metering

Hanbit's ultrasonic water metering products utilize LoRaWAN-based connectivity to enable the near real-time transmission of accurate water use data, even at very low flowrates.

LoRa based smart utility starter package
Smart Utility Starter Package

Digimondo's end-to-end smart utilities starter package based on Semtech's LoRa devices simplifies the deployment and operation of a LoRaWAN network, allowing municipal utilities insight into the business benefits of LoRa-based applications.

LoRa-based smart utility meters
MeDa Smart Meters

Seluxit integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into smart metering solution, MeDa, deployed throughout Germany to help consumers change wasteful energy habits and save money.

LoRa-based smart water metering
Intelligent Water Metering

Hangzhou Water Meter Co. has incorporated LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol into its smart water metering solutions enabling public utility companies to improve efficiency and reduce management costs. 

LORaWAN smart water metering network
LoRaWAN Water Metering Network

Birdz, a subsidiary of Nova Veolia, leverages LoRa Technology in its smart water metering solutions deployed throughout France, increasing network efficiency and reducing water waste. 

LoRa-based smart utility metering applications
Convenient Utility Metering

Lemonbeat integrates LoRa Technology into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage.

LoRa-based real-time smart utility monitoring
Real-Time Utility Monitoring

Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time. 

LoRa-based smart water leakage detection
Smart Water Leakage Detection

Apana's smart water utility monitoring system leverages LoRa Technology to save businesses like Costco up to 22% in costs. 

LoRa-based Internet of Things utility metering solution
IoT Metering Solution

EasyLinkin's LoRa-enabled smart meters monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs. 

Real-time LoRa-based water metering
Real-Time Water Metering

Hanbit’s LoRa-based smart meters transfer real-time consumption, status and diagnostic data from water systems to a central database for billing and analysis, decreasing maintenance costs.

LoRa-based smart metering for gas & water utilities
Smart Water & Gas Management

Suntront’s smart utility solutions automate gas and water management, sharing the data through a Cloud-based application, resulting in minimized costs and increased efficiency.

LoRa-based smart water metering
Smart Water Metering

IoTsens’ smart water metering platform uses LoRa Technology to quickly detect leaks, breakdowns and manipulation of the water supply network in real-time, preventing outages and expensive repairs.

LoRa-based smart agriculture automated irrigation
Autonomous Irrigation

WaterBit’s LoRa-enabled autonomous irrigation system helps growers maximize yield across soil types, while optimizing the use of labor and other input resources. 

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart water utility solutions are featured below. 

Smart Water Systems for Smart Cities

Smart Water Meters, Water Distribution System Monitoring, Flood Detection, and Water Quality Monitoring for Smart City Applications Read more
Water Online

How IoT Sensors Reduce Water Waste

To stretch water resources as scarcity intensifies, utilities and industry should lean on the latest sensing technology, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

IoT Network to Monitor Weather Conditions, Water Use in South Pacific

The collaboration establishes an IoT-enabled network to meet water waste concerns Read more

Transforming a Small Town into a Major Smart City

The town of Cary, North Carolina, with just over 175,000 residents, is becoming one of the smartest towns in the United States thanks to technology that has improved utility management and more. Read more

A tropical paradise both beautiful and smart

An initiative by the Cook Islands’ government will introduce connected ‘smart’ devices on all of the islands using Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard. Read more
IoT Agenda

IoT technology can advance environmental monitoring

LPWAN and IoT sensors help manufacturers, developers and organizations address environmental climate concerns with connected applications and streams of real-time data. Read more

Building an Asset Tracking Solution Using LoRaWAN with Semtech LoRa Cloud and AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

LoRaWAN has been applied to a variety of applications including smart water metering, smart buildings, safety and compliance monitoring, smart agriculture, health monitoring, smart electrical metering, construction and mining monitoring, and smart homes. One of the most critical applications where the low-power, battery-operated advantages of this approach is of greatest value is asset tracking. The low power and long range of LoRaWAN lend themselves to asset tracking applications in a complementary fashion. Semtech’s LoRa Edge (LR11xx) chipset provides a comprehensive solution which solves for indoor and outdoor location by incorporating both GNSS for outdoor and Wi-Fi scanning for indoor location. It achieves this with 10x lower power than traditional GNSS-based solutions, using a combination of compute on the chip and cloud. Read more

Digitizing utilities with LoRa

To obtain more information on the status of the distribution networks, utilities are looking to implement systems that are able to provide them with rapid updates on the condition of the equipment in use. Read more
IoT Agenda

IoT brings resource gains, sustainability to agriculture

Sensors, LoRa and LoRaWAN bring benefits to famers across the globe - and in a variety of use cases. Read about how this technology can optimize resources and improve crop yield. Read more

Technological trends for a smarter and more sustainable planet

Alistair Fulton, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech, highlights sustainable technologies and trends for the smart planet and society. Read more

Application Briefs & Use Cases

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart water metering.

LoRa-based Internet of Things water metering Birdz increases water network efficiency in France.
Leading the Digital Transformation of Water Management
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LoRa-based nationwide smart metering network Czech Radiocommunications’ nationwide LoRaWAN-based network enables smart metering applications and covers 75% of the Czech Republic.
Nationwide Smart Metering
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LoRa-based Internet of Things smart island management LoRaWAN-based smart island network from IOTLABS enables sustainable solutions, and has dropped the island’s water usage rates 25%.
Smart Island Management
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LoRa-enabled Internet of Things water flow monitor Water is a scarce resource and its conservation is important. Water leakage and meter reading represent the two biggest operational costs for water utilities. With LoRa Technology, utility companies can reduce their operational costs.
Water Flow Monitoring
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Videos

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Simplify Smart Metering Solutions With LoRa Basics Modem
IoT Applications for Utilities
Using LoRaWAN to Automate Water Utility Data Collection and Deliver Contactless Smart City Solutions
Birdz Increases Water Network Efficiency in France
Deploying Smart Water Meters: How to Transition from AMR to AMI with LoRa-based Solutions from Birdz
LoRa-based Smart Water Metering with Apana

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