Mass deployment of LTE-based Water advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) delivers operating benefits
Southwest Water Authority of North Dakota has announced the selection of the Smart Earth Technologies (SET) for deployment of their community drinking water system. Leveraging SET’s ability to integrate with existing water meters and cellular networks, Southwest Water will derive advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) business case benefits by sidestepping traditional costs and delays associated with earlier generation, competitive, collector-based systems.
Mary Massad, manager and CEO for Southwest Water Authority, commented: “We were immediately attracted to SET’s modern, cellular, standards-based approach. The SET solution provides us with rapid operational benefits and customer satisfaction improvements. We have already deployed almost half of our service territory and look forward to installing the rest. SET has delivered on their promises to reduce our AMI capital outlay, and deliver exciting recurring operating savings.”
SET products include integrated, battery-operated, cellular endpoint transceivers and valves, installation tools, LTE network infrastructure, and cloud-based software for headend and meter data management (MDM) for water utilities worldwide. As utilities consider the sunset-stage of earlier generation, AMR/AMI systems, SET cloud and LTE/5G-based solutions provide a infrastructure-free approach to network migration, software integration, new use cases, and recurring operating savings.