Orbis and VODA.ai partnership boosts leakage offering

Water technology company Orbis Intelligent Systems and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist VODA.ai have entered into a partnership to support US utilities and municipalities with their leakage strategies. 

Orbis develops data-driven technologies that provide real-time insights into pipeline infrastructure. Products include the SmartCap, an intelligent fire hydrant and pipe monitoring device that enables remote leak detection.

VODA.ai is a software-as-a-service company which helps water utilities prioritise their infrastructure investment through AI analyses. Its system uses machine learning (ML) to virtually assess the condition and risk of each pipe segment in a water system, enabling science-based decision making. 

The companies’ joint offering will allow utilities to closer align non-revenue water strategies with capital pipe replacement projects by understanding where to deploy Orbis technology based on VODA’s analytics-based predictions. 

Lou Rossetti, Orbis senior vice-president of sales, North America, said, “VODA pipe failure predictive analytics, combined with our leak-identifying hardware and software, will enhance the service we offer utilities, strengthening businesses and help global efforts to cut leakage and preserve freshwater supplies.”

Cory Sides, VODA.ai senior vice-president of sales, added: “VODA.ai and Orbis are aligned in our mission to improve our nation’s drinking water infrastructure systems through smart technologies.”