Veolia Water France celebrates delivery of six millionth connected object with subsidiary merger

Birdz, the result of the merger between m2ocity and Homerider Systems, both Nova Veolia subsidiaries and pioneers in remote meter reading, have just delivered its six millionth connected object to Hélène des Esgaulx, president of Urban Community of South Arcachon Bay (COBAS) in France, a record figure.

Combining all their skills and expertise into one single entity, Birdz’ expertise spans the entire value chain, from sensor design, transmission, and even analysis to data mining for water, energy, waste, temperature, pollution, noise, and public lighting. It has strengthened its position as a major player in the IoT sector in France, rolling out its unique expertise to support smart cities and offers the market’s broadest range of solutions for this ecosystem.

“The IoT ecosystem in France, as everywhere else in the world, is undergoing rapid change with the appearance of new standardised protocols and telecom companies rolling out connectivity networks,” Xavier Mathiew, Director General of Birdz, said. “The aim of the merger is therefore to adapt and ensure we keep pace with these developments, and improve our response to the market’s expectations.”

A systems integrator for its customers, Birdz is making the technological shift to rely on interoperable communication networks and protocols in order to deliver the best service possible to its clients. And with millions of pieces of data collected every day, Birdz helps cities and industries reduce their consumption as well as improve their services.

“By combining all of Veolia’s IoT expertise, Birdz is perfectly aligned on the strategy to digitalise all historic businesses serving local authorities, industry, and ethical consumers,” Claire Falzone, Director General of Nova Veolia, added.