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From smart watches to smart phones, we’ve grown accustomed to smart devices and the amazing ways that the data from these devices can be used to improve our lives. Many councils and water utilities now are embracing ‘smart water’ to monitor the end-to-end water ecosystem and use data to drive important improvements, from sustainability to better customer experience, improved network efficiency and more robust revenues.

In the same way that water flows through the water network, so too does data flow in the Smart Water Ecosystem. Remote sensors and business applications provide actionable analytics, better decision making, and drive operational processes.

This is particularly true as we move towards ‘digital utilities’ with multiple existing systems already in place such as SCADA, billing and CRM.

These utilities often demand to integrate smart water data into their existing workflows and business processes. For example, a smart water meter detects a leak and automatically triggers an SMS to inform the owner they have a leak at their premises.

A sewer sensor detects a high level and sets off an alarm to indicate a potential overflow. Or a pressure sensor indicates a high pressure point in the network that requires preventative maintenance and triggers a work-order to investigate. This is the future of the Digital Utility.

Smart water ecosystem

Taggle is the leading provider of smart metering in Australia with over 270,000 end points operational today, and more than ten years of experience delivering devices, networks and the software solutions tailored to Australia’s unique conditions.

David Peters recently joined as CEO after 18 months on the board of Taggle and has a vision for the company to continue to innovate and develop the capabilities of what smart technology can do for the water industry to improve water management.

“Taggle has built an enviable leadership position in the Australian market, and moving forward we are opening up our ‘Smart Water Ecosystem’ with a view to end-to-end integration of the data from many devices and networks to provide a single integrated IoT water platform for the Digital Water Utility. We will also grow the APIs and integrations into the important business applications,” Mr Peters said.

Taggle’s solution is called Aqualus, and the IoT architecture diagram below highlights all the different data sources, communication protocols and business applications that data from smart water meters and remote sensors can flow through. This open, interoperable and agnostic approach is key for Taggle customers to get the most out of the valuable data where it is needed.

“Whilst Taggle has solutions at every step of this value chain, we also have clients today on our Aqualus platform who use third party devices or networks to collect the data. Its all about delivering the right data, at the right time, to the right applications,” Mr Peters said.

Talk to the Taggle team today to learn how Taggle can enable your vision of the Digital Utility of the future. Please visit taggle.com.

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Taggle. For more information, visit taggle.com.

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