Since electronic equipment entered the scene, local government agencies have been used to utilities and management agencies each running their operations on their own respective systems. Until now, previous technologies have run on “networks” only in the most basic of terms. It has never been an ideal situation; all those different grids and equipment taking up precious space in limited-at-best and cramped-at-worst underground vaults.
Not to mention all those agency technicians, descending separately in countless trips to install, service and maintain the proprietary networks of countless equipment vendors. And the cost of ownership of those often-redundant proprietary systems growing every year. So much sunk cost keeps managers and directors on the hamster wheel of continuing to install yet more proprietary equipment, which may or may not offer the most cutting-edge features or performance, because they’re locked into some long-ago investment that may have become more of a liability because it’s just too expensive to replace.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the option of choosing a water management system
- that’s meter-brand agnostic
- that offers a truly integrated AMIoT communications network for monitoring, analyzing and reporting performance
- whose critical components are few and easy to install on any equipment you currently have in the ground
- whose data goes out over a non-proprietary yet secure LoRa network that forms the foundation for installation of other Smart Grid IoT technologies?
You Have A Choice.
Well, welcome to the Subeca AMioT System®. It consists of:
- Subeca PIN – a state-of-the-science AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) meter register. It uses a Bluetooth 5 signal to send data to a nearby agency or consumer Smart Device, as well as to the Subeca Link™ for transmitting to the cloud via LoRa. This setup is known as an “edge network.” The edge network provides both a source of meter data redundancy and immediate, constant feedback from the point of use.
- Subeca LINK – the “nesting” tool that captures data transmissions from the Pin and any other Bluetooth-enabled IoT device (think irrigation controllers or water quality sensors), and transmits it out to your LoRa network, then into the cloud.
- LoRa Gateway – LoRa is one of the most cost-effective, reliable and secure “small data” communications networks in the world. Used globally as the foundation of the “Smart Cities” revolution, LoRa provides not only access to your meter data, but also paves the way for unlimited smart IoT devices to create untold efficiencies for your agency.
- Subeca ENGAGE – our software interface, which interprets device data for access through both a consumer- and agency-facing dashboard. Engage provides up-to-the-moment water consumption data; can create reports, budgets, and alerts; and can distinguish between indoor and irrigation water use patterns
- Subeca ACT – a wireless electronic ball valve installed at the meter, it can be actuated remotely by the agency or—with permission—by the consumer. ACT also allows agencies to incrementally restrict flow in lieu of complete shut-off.
We Provide Unmatched Flexibility and Scalability
All of these components can be installed on any brand of meter you already have, and integrates with your existing billing software. Once Subeca’s register Pin is installed, it will communicate with our non-proprietary LoRa network. You no longer have to choose between the best available technology, and being locked into a decades-long meter vendor relationship. We’re confident you’ll want to partner with Subeca, because we treat you right and ensure you have room to cost-effectively grow your digital water management presence.
Subeca provides secure, dependable performance with simple, fast-install components. It also allows you to build on your AMIoT network when it’s time to bring other municipal/agency services into the digital Smart Grid age, positioning you as agile and forward-thinking.
What’s not to like?
A New Paradigm
Yep, it’s a whole new way of thinking about and implementing water management systems. But we think you’ll find it easy to get used to thinking outside of the meter box.