Article | June 15, 2022

Cellular Technology For Advanced Metering And The Internet Of Things: The Time Is Now

Source: Itron

The maturity of cellular technologies and networks is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) to reach farther than ever. Cellular-based advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is becoming a viable option in addition to radio frequency (RF) systems to provide reliability and cost-effectiveness in practical solutions for water utilities and municipalities.

Improvements in communication standards and technology enhancements have allowed for a much more robust solution designed to meet the challenges of the water utility market. Cellular AMI breaks away from the technology silo commonly found in older AMR and AMI systems, allowing meters to be integrated into existing networks without third-party technology.

Beyond metering, cellular technology enables water utilities to transform their distribution system into smart water networks. The same technology used in cellular AMI can be integrated into sensors, including pressure and temperature gauges, water quality monitors and leak detectors. The data gathered from smart water devices can provide a detailed, real-time look at what is happening in the water distribution system, creating a water-oriented IoT.

access the Article!

Get unlimited access to:

Trend and Thought Leadership Articles
Case Studies & White Papers
Extensive Product Database
Members-Only Premium Content
Welcome Back! Please Log In to Continue. X

Enter your credentials below to log in. Not yet a member of Water Online? Subscribe today.

Subscribe to Water Online X

Please enter your email address and create a password to access the full content, Or log in to your account to continue.


Subscribe to Water Online