Enabling your UHF Telemetry solutions with IIoT
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a technology that enables efficient and accurate decision making in a variety of industries and enterprises. Consistent distribution of data between edge devices and the users’ interface of choice enables the users to make informed decisions, highlight efficiencies or inefficiencies and faults on their system.
However, many municipalities still struggle to get reliable water monitoring data that can be used to manage their scarce water resources effectively. At Tabateq we have addressed this by providing telemetry solutions that support a range of devices to assist municipalities with accurate water management.
The Tabateq Solution
Tabateq’s range of telemetry devices enables municipalities to gather reliable data over any of the many relevant communication technologies available today. The Elpro UHF range of telemetry equipment can support IIoT protocol gateways with the ability to send data to the cloud/SCADA, unlike most telemetry hardware that is available in the current market. Existing Elpro infrastructure can be IIoT enabled by a simple firmware update. Newer products come standard with the ability to connect with the latest IIoT enabled servers via the most popular protocols.
Often, telemetry systems require a mixture of various communication technologies to give clients the required functionality and coverage over wider areas. Data can be transmitted to a cloud-hosted environment or local SCADA if required. When using lightweight protocols, data can be sent reliably over slow networks with weak signals. The advantage is that lightweight protocols also reduce data cost significantly when operating over the cellular networks.
Implementing a cloud-hosted service can achieve significant cost reductions. This is achieved by the lower upfront cost of SCADA hardware and monitoring infrastructure. Relevant data can be accurately presented in a variety of ways to meet individual requirements. For instance, real-time data can be displayed on dashboards, whereas historical data can be presented in report format. Reports are generally automated to suit each client’s needs.
Most vitally, we maintain a “single version of the truth” by gathering data from edge devices like boreholes, pumps & reservoirs and making the same data available to all the relevant stakeholders. This data is transformed into usable information at different levels in the organization. Additionally, today’s cloud-hosted environment makes it possible to automatically share data with third-party service providers like hydrologists or other government departments.
Take the next step
Ready to take the next step to water management efficiency? We are available for a consultation to discuss your specific application and needs and how utilizing IIoT can enable improved management of water resources.