Your water utility has unique challenges that change by the day, making it hard to plan for metering technology, let alone implement it.
Network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions, such as Neptune’s
new Cellular Meter Interface Unit (CMIU), take risks out of
moving into the future by relying on cellular network infrastructure that already exists. This enables your utility to focus on the AMI benefts of the CMIU right out of the box.
NETWORK COVERAGE WITH NO OPERATIONAL BURDEN
A cellular-based NaaS solution means no preventive
maintenance. Communicate reads wirelessly across your
entire service area, leaving collector and tower responsibilities to a third party. There’s no more worrying about
network uptime or infrastructure investments, either.
Your utility can also ensure greater reliability because
third-party networks have built-in redundancies: If one
tower goes down, another picks up the signal.
Using the CMIU, your utility can scale and shift as pri-
orities and budget change, without committing entirely
to one technology.
BLEND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES TO MEET NEEDS
Maybe portions of your service area are outside easy
reach of radio frequency data collection. Strategically
placed, CMIUs can leverage an existing 4G LTE cellular
network and augment existing RF technology to capture reads in isolated areas.
You could transition industrial commercial meters to a
cellular network for hourly reads while maintaining mobile monthly residential meter reads. In time, you could
move toward a totally cellular data collection system to
ft your needs. With NaaS, you can implement what
makes the most sense at any given time, increasing effciency while saving man-hours and money. WW
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WATER DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR, CITY OF BATTLE CREEK
“Off-Cycle Reads are
now just a click away.”
Neptune’s CMIU relies
on existing cellular