A Greek SME is working in the ICT sector and especially in telematics. The company was established in 2002 with the aim of providing specialized advanced technology services both to private and public sectors. The company offers an integrated smart water meter platform. This platform consists of a range of smart water meters that allows the consumers and the water companies to measure easily and with precision the consumption, as well as to detect leakages. The offered meters are modular and flexible. The Greek company offers the option to provide a complete one-stop solution or choose the suitable components required by a specific water provider to cover its needs.
The company produces its own smart water meters and builds them in-house using its own production line. The meters using a range of narrowband technologies, including narrowband-IoT, 5G narrowband and LoRaWAN. These are technologies for wireless connections that allow communication at long distances combined with low-energy consumption. The selection of the specific mentioned technologies allow the user to connect remotely to the meter almost everywhere that the GSM network covers or even further. Each water meter is autonomous with its own, easily replaceable battery that is both cheap and lasts for years. The meter has the ability to measure the water usage locally via a traditional meter, or remotely from a control center. Some models also come equipped with a remote-controlled valve, to shut off water flow when there is an event of a leak or flood. The meters are tamper-proof and have automatic system alerts for a variety of events such as tampering, reverse water-flow, water quality out of acceptable limits, etc.
In addition to the hardware, the Greek company has also developed a complete software suite for receiving the information transmitted by the meters and interacting with them. This includes a web-based monitoring and control system through a web-browser, in a map capable of displaying different layers of information. Additionally, a smart city platform API's (the use of third party web services and sites as part of new application development) is available for integration into an existing smart city platform. This platform can be the one offered by the Greek company or another offered by a 3rd party. A mobile application is available for both the consumers (to monitor their own water usage), and the technicians of the water company. The control system provides alarm notifications for leakage, tampering, reverse flow events. Segmenting and grouping stations by region, supply pipeline and type is easy with this system. A mobile phone software (for Android) is available for inventory and maintenance of hydrometers with the following capabilities: recording of new water meters with geographic identification, photographing and reporting of observations, failure logging, automatically find the meter for maintenance via GPS, taking pictures and entering hydrometer status.
The consumer will be able to monitor, via an application on a computer or mobile phone, important information about their water consumption usage, consumption statistics, consumption history (maximum, minimum), leakage notification, possibility to manage the solenoid (shut off valve), display consumption graphs.
The Greek company is looking for companies dealing with the management of water networks for technical collaboration. Alternatively, companies procuring water networks with technological equipment for commercial agreement with technical assistance.