Water Monitoring and Utilities Management

Water monitoring is becoming increasingly challenging in remote areas, with utilities, governments and industry looking for ways to automate water meter readings, detect water leaks, improve efficiency and control water quality.

Similarly, utilities are looking for smart grid solutions to affordably and reliably extend their communication network to improve electricity distribution and prevent outages, particularly where multiple installation points exist across remote areas.

ORBCOMM remote water monitoring and utilities management technology delivers alerts and reports from remote sites, helping to improve delivery, regulation, analysis and response.

Improve Water Management and Automate Water Meter Reading

  • Continuously monitor water levels, withdrawal, balance, flow rates, water quality and pollution.
  • Send automated water meter readings to allow actual consumption to be billed in real time.
  • Control water flow to customers and import data into billing systems.
  • Use improved water data to track surface and groundwater availability.
  • Monitor pipeline integrity and detect water leaks.

Improve Electricity Distribution and Service Delivery

  • Quickly identify faults in electricity distribution networks and isolate those sections of the network in order to help prevent outages to a much larger number of customers.
  • Collect and deliver smart grid data to a control center in near real time, giving operators the visibility they need to minimize impact of unplanned outages.
  • Connect directly to Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) or Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) to extract data, manage reclosers and send commands to remote equipment.
  • Process data at the edge to reduce data transmission costs and ensure efficient and continuous distribution of electricity.

Use Smarter Irrigation for More Efficient Agriculture Operations

  • Lower operating costs, water consumption and improve yields using leaf and soil moisture sensors to make informed decisions about when and for how long to irrigate fields.
  • Gather data to optimize fertilizer and pesticide application and reduce water pollution from leaching.

Enhance Public Safety and Emergency Response

  • Receive real-time alerts from flood monitoring equipment for early warning and response.
  • Monitor and control dewatering pumps and equipment.
  • Communicate reliably with first responders.

SG-7100: Smart Utility Fleet Management

SkyWave SG-7100

The SkyWave SG-7100 is the first powerfully smart, fully-programmable and configurable cellular communications gateway for fleet management and industrial asset monitoring applications. It leverages cellular broadband to provide reliable, always-on communications for remote workers, vehicles, and industrial assets. And it can be configured with Wi-Fi, satellite, ethernet, and other networking technologies for any requirement.