Hanbit’s ultrasonic water metering (UWM) products utilize LoRaWAN connectivity to provide accurate water use data.
Semtech Corporation announced that Hanbit, a provider of end-to-end automation solutions in smart gas, water and electricity metering, has developed a new UWM solution built on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol.
Hanbit’s UWM products utilize LoRaWAN-based connectivity to 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.”
Hanbit’s UWM smart meters use ultrasonic pulses to take precise measurements of water flowrate as low as three liters per hour. Flow readings occur at fixed intervals to provide accurate insight into water use trends. This accurate meter data is accessible in real time through Cloud-based applications for simplified billing and trend analysis. In the event of a drop in water flow or other abnormality, the smart meter immediately sends a warning message over the LoRaWAN network to enable a quick response and prevention of damage. Additionally, the low power capabilities of LoRa devices enable Hanbit to offer metering solutions with up to 20 years of battery life, reducing replacement and maintenance cost to the customer.
“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.”