Yarra Valley Water has announced a new strategic partnership to harness the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and help digitise its asset networks. The strategic partnership with Sagemcom Australasia is designed to take full advantage of the IoT to help enhance customer experiences, provide early notification of network faults and develop improved asset management predictive models and investment […]
WaterGroup’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Aimi Macready, and Head of Smart Metering Operations, Holly Guy, talked about water data and its flow-on effect, implementing sensors and IoT devices for a better water future and the inclusion of women in the water industry. “Well, we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for one of the founders of WaterGroup, our […]
Technology is advancing quickly, and it continues to bring us new innovations that can improve the way industrial environments operate. One exciting development receiving attention is AIoT, the Artificial Intelligence of Things. This combination of two powerful technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), is creating smart devices and systems that work together and can make intelligent […]
Digital networking is forging ahead rapidly in the process industry, and modern, integrated automation solutions are simplifying handling and making processes more flexible and efficient. However, this technology opens up new avenues into the previously self-contained automation level and can offer a convenient entryway for attacks. Cyber adversaries can be quite different in nature: they can range from individual hackers […]
Monitoring water networks for leaks is an essential part of any modern water loss management program. In Australia, monitoring water networks for leaks is becoming increasingly important as the country faces growing demand for water resources and the need to manage the impacts of climate change. A key obstacle to the wider adoption of monitoring technologies was their installation, operation […]
Smart metering is helping facility and property managers face the challenges of understanding water usage and reducing costs. If left unchecked, leaks and inefficient water use can result in poor ESG outcomes, high water bills, and building damage – it can also destroy a good NABERS Water rating. Smart meters use a data display and analysis system like UtiliOS, which […]
Operational Technology Specialist Madison Technologies has announced its partnership with renowned global technology company Bosch Security and Safety Systems. By combining Madison Technologies’ extensive knowledge of the regional Operational Technology sector with Bosch’s AIoT camera solutions, the partnership is focused on bringing the Bosch range of intelligent cameras to critical operational environments. “This collaboration with Bosch demonstrates our commitment to […]
A Victorian utility has received two awards from the IoT Alliance Australia for its digital transformation program, building a sophisticated digital and customer network. South East Water won the IoT Smart Places & Infrastructure Award for its innovative use of IoT technology to reduce customer bills, prevent water wastage, monitor sewer spills and manage water pressure and pump controls. South […]
By now, many of us have heard the term Industry 4.0. The promises of using technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to create a more interconnected, automated, and intelligent operational environment are inspiring and exciting. With this in mind, connectivity is the foundation layer and first step to digital transformation. Connectivity […]
Sydney Water is undertaking the first wastewater monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) deployment of its scale in Australia, which is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per month in potential blockages. The agreement will see Sydney Water spend $15 million dollars to install over 26,000 blockage detection devices across 4,600km of wastewater infrastructure by June 2024. Sydney Water has already […]
Digital technologies are providing water authorities with innovative, sustainable answers to long-term challenges like water leaks, which drive up customer bills and complaints. By monitoring water consumption, technologies such as smart meters can help utilities proactively communicate with their end-users through real-time data. As a result, utilities can bring transparency and improved control to their water supply chain, decrease costs […]
Sydney Water is implementing a large-scale wastewater monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) deployment, which will see the company spend $15 million dollars to install over 26,000 blockage detection devices across 4,600km of wastewater infrastructure by June 2024. Sydney Water has already installed 9,000 devices across the Sydney wastewater network that causes 70 per cent of overflows to the waterways. The […]
Nucleus3/GreenBe (N3GB), Australia’s only meter-to-sustainability system integrator and digital customer engagement platform (DCEP) provider, has achieved an unprecedented milestone in the water and energy digital metering sector. Over the last few years, N3GB has witnessed a fundamental shift within the digital metering sector; moving from single source, end-to-end OEMs to heterogeneous architecture and multi-vendor deployments. This has enabled utilities and […]
The Lentic Platform, an enterprise IoT solution for the water utility sector, will be developed and implemented by Fujitsu Australia and Iota, who have entered into a strategic agreement for this ongoing project. Lentic empowers water authorities to accelerate their digital transformation journey. By streamlining data across the enterprise, Lentic leverages insights to help predict and prevent water leaks, reduce […]
WaterGroup, Australia’s prominent water utility metering and service provider, announced on 10 October 2022 the launch of ‘SmartEAR’, a SebaKMT IoT noise logger built to detect leaks in water networks. Thanks to the advances in modern IoT technologies, the SmartEAR makes it much easier to monitor critical or troublesome water mains. Instead of requiring two or even three devices to […]
By Ken Mathers, Senior Utilities Consultant, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division Fibre optic networks are rapidly expanding. This change is being driven by digital transformation, upscaled competition and increasing demands for service reliability. While this expansion will serve the Asia Pacific telecom networks well, it is being stymied by network providers needing more real-time information and optimised connectivity. Traditionally, […]
South East Water has become one of Victoria’s most progressive utilities – particularly when it comes to the modernisation of its network. Since May last year, the 35,000 digital meters installed across its network have not only saved over 201 million litres of water, but by identifying leaks early it’s prevented an average of $150 of unnecessary usage charges being […]
By Daniel Watson, Automation Solutions Innovator, Yokogawa Thanks to the digital revolution, we are suffering from information overload, with the mentality of ‘there’s an app for that’ being accepted as the norm. Studies show that on average there’s more than 100 apps and websites an employee needs to interact with on a regular basis. But what is the impact of […]
Recent construction project management software updates will enable improved project controls for stakeholders with automated earned value management (EVM) to accurately track project progress. InEight Inc., a global leader in construction project management software, announced on 15 March 2022 its next installment of software innovations would also include real-time data to improve oversight across project lifecycles and accurate predictive scheduling. […]
Australian smart monitoring company UtiliOS is offering a customisable Human-Machine Interface (HMI) to monitor treatment plants and sites with multiple parameters. HMI allows plant and facility operators to gain an overview of their site in one intuitive plant schematic or single-line diagram. Mark Jeremy, UtiliOS CEO, said, “Having this HMI to visualise multiple sensors on a single screen is a […]
Analytical Remote Telemetry (ART) Sewer, a wastewater level monitoring solution by Metasphere, has been shortlisted for two categories of the 2022 UK Water Industry Awards. These categories include: Net Zero Carbon Initiative of the Year Pollution Mitigation Initiative of the Year The Water Industry Awards recognise the very best practice from the frontline of the water sector. Entries were open […]
Horizon Power will soon begin the roll-out of its new project, set to create a digital environment to use smart technologies to improve asset management in regional and remote Western Australia. The Internet of Things (IoT) Living Lab initiative will be rolled out across Lake Argyle, Kununurra and Wyndham. The roll-out will begin in East Kimberley in July, with the […]
24 hours a day, seven days a week, Unitywater’s priority is providing its customers with a high-quality, safe and reliable water and sewerage service that is economically and environmentally sustainable. This requires significant proactive and preemptive operational planning, asset readiness and customer service initiatives, which are all dependent on making sense of huge amounts of information technology (IT) and operational […]
Water utilities are quickly evolving into smart utilities by embracing new technology. In this time of change, it’s important to distinguish the fundamental differences between Smart Water Metering and Smart Water, to ensure the best business and financial outcomes are achieved. Smart Water (SW) includes Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), representing a complete […]
The energy and utility industries are experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation. The traditional one-way relationship between centralised, asset-intensive utilities and the consumer, has been turned on its head. We have entered a new energy paradigm where the emerging prosumer lies at the heart of a new decentralised and bidirectional energy system and an increasingly electrified economy. To thrive in […]
Unitywater’s Digital Neighbourhood Program has produced water and cost savings through new smart meter technology. The program, which was created to improve the operational management of the water network and customer experience, includes 10,000 digitally-enabled meters installed across selected Sunshine Coast suburbs in Queensland. The meters include both loggers and integrated meters and have detected 17 leaks since the rollout […]
South East Water has installed almost 30,000 IoT-enabled digital household water meters as part of a joint digital metering trial with Greater Western Water and Yarra Valley Water. The new technology enables customers to manage water use and detect leaks, saving on average $150 in unnecessary usage charges and reducing water waste across Melbourne’s south east. South East Water has […]
AusNet Services is collaborating with Microsoft on a five-year strategic partnership, with the energy company selecting Azure as its preferred cloud to streamline operations and improve customer experiences, as part of a major digital modernisation initiative. The joint project will involve transitioning applications, with AusNet Services’ cloud migration supported by Microsoft partners, LAB3, SoftwareOne and WiPro, with the initiative set […]
At the foundation of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) – or the Fourth Industrial Revolution – is data and connectivity. I4.0 is not a technology, but rather a concept of how automation can be better utilised to help companies achieve operational goals that are aligned with business strategies. SICK outlines the three simple steps needed to bring your manufacturing processes in line […]
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