SOGEDO, France’s fourth-largest water-distribution company is to use Sigfox’s low power, wide area Internet of Things nework to implement an range of new. The new offerings, developed in cooperation with Sigfox, include automatic remote water-meter reading and real-time analysis of usage data for customers.
Primary concerns for local authorities include improving operations and network efficiency, as well as promoting more sustainable use of water resources by users. SOGEDO is convinced that efficient use of water networks requires immediate and responsive information management stemming from full visibility of system operations for local water providers.
Using SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT network to collect reliable and real-time data from water pipes, water meters and other equipment, SOGEDO allows local authorities to monitor their networks in real-time, optimise infrastructure management thanks to District Metering Areas (DMA) and respond immediately to emergency situations such as pipeline leaks. Real-time access to usage data also allows users to manage their water consumption and their expenses.
“Our partnership with SIGFOX enables quick implementation of smart-utility features across our entire system, which will improve performance of water-service providers and make them more efficient and competitive,” said Nicolas Vivian, technical director of SOGEDO. “In addition, SIGFOX’s easily integrated connectivity and excellent performance indoors enable any water meter set to be installed on the water network to transmit its data.”