Water Networks with LoRa-Devices from Semtech and Hanbit

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Water Networks with LoRa-Devices from Semtech and Hanbit

The supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and algorithms, Semtech Corporation, announced that Hanbit, a provider of automation solutions in smart gas, water and electricity metering, has developed a new ultrasonic water metering (UWM) solution built on Semtech’s LoRa-devices and the LoRaWAN protocol.

Through LoRaWAN-based connectivity the products enable the near real-time transmission of accurate water use data, even at very low flowrates.

Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol provide the ideal platform for the smart metering industry,

said Phani Varanasi, CEO at Hanbit.

The platform’s capabilities for accurate data transmission and long battery life provide our customers with long-term insight into their energy consumption patterns. With this data, customers can focus on increasing their efficiency and sustainability while reducing operating cost.

With the help of ultrasonic pulses the meters take precise measurements of a water flow rate as low as three liters per hour. The flow reading is done at fixed intervals, thus providing accurate insight into water use trends. The meter data is accessible in real time through cloud-based applications, allowing simplified billing and trend analysis. If there is a drop in water flow or other abnormality, the smart meter can send a warning message over the LoRaWAN network to enable a quick response and prevention of damage. Since LoRa-devices consume very little energy, Hanbit’s new metering solutions can work up to 20 years with one battery load, which reduces replacement and maintenance cos for customer.s

LoRaWAN-based applications deploy with minimal additional infrastructure and provide consistent, proven indoor connectivity to hard-to-reach sensors in the utility network,

said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

LoRaWAN is the de facto leader for LPWAN and smart metering is one of its most successful and proven vertical markets.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Semtech

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