Collaboration brings new IoT possibilities to smart cities, smart utilities and smart campuses
The Internet of Things (IoT) holds incredible promise for municipalities and utilities. These organizations now look to smart applications and services to make cities, communities and campuses more connected, livable, economically competitive and sustainable. The collaboration with PTC will enable Sensus, a Xylem brand, to help make that promise a reality.
As part of this collaboration, Sensus will leverage PTC’s ThingWorx IoT platform to create new applications or extend existing ones for users of the Sensus FlexNet communication network. Specifically, Sensus will deliver IoT-based applications for smart cities, smart utilities and smart campuses.
“Municipalities and utilities are leveraging the IoT to create real improvements in the lives of the people they serve,” said Kevin O’Brien, vice president of IoT partner sales, PTC. “This collaboration will enable Sensus to provide its customers with access to solutions developed using the ThingWorx platform and to help its customers better connect their communities and provide real value for consumers.”
The integration of ThingWorx with the FlexNet system will enable Sensus to quickly extend existing applications—including Sensus Smart Water, Electric, Gas and Lighting applications—with new IoT capabilities or build new IoT-based applications without the need for software coding. Additionally, using Sensus Analytics, customers can collect, store and process a vast amount of actionable data from multiple sources and leverage this data to automate IoT capabilities in their applications. For example, customers could use outdoor light sensor data to create mobile notifications and alerts and improve public safety on smart campuses.
“We chose to partner with PTC because of its industry leadership in IoT innovation and its vast partner ecosystem,” said Randolph Wheatley, Sensus vice president, marketing. “The integration of the ThingWorx platform with our FlexNet system will help us create a diverse range of IoT applications for our customers to help turn their vision for a connected community into reality.”
The Sensus FlexNet communications system uses dedicated, licensed spectrum across a private, secure network that supports multiple applications and provides future growth flexibility. A trusted and proven communications technology, FlexNet is focused on the specific market areas of smart utilities, smart cities, and smart campuses.
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Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. For more information, visit sensus.com.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions. The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7B, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all—that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.