What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now The Internet of Things explained: What the IoT is, and where it’s going next. Read More Government utility service Hunter Water will trial Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for its water networks, with NNNCo to provide sensors that assist in detecting leaks and predicting water main bursts before they occur. The 12-month trial will test a range of sensors that monitor water pressure and flow in parts of the Hunter Water network in the Lake Macquarie area. NNNCo’s publicly available LoRaWAN network and N2N-DL data platform will be used to enable the IoT-powered water pipe solutions for the trial. “The potential is to be smarter with the management of existing assets and reduce spend on new or replacement infrastructure,” NNNCo founder and CEO Rob Zagarella said. “That has positive impacts for the utility as well as the broader community by reducing cost and environmental impacts.” SEE ALSO: Adelaide uses smart network to detect over 50% of water pipe breaks For the trial, 30 pressure sensors will be deployed to provide real-time monitoring of water pressure across 25 kilometres of pipe mains, in addition to five water flow meters that will be used. Connectivity for the two types of sensors will be provided by NNNCo’s N-sen device. “These devices, combined with the use of advanced analytics, will give us greater visibility into how the system is performing. Having that visibility will allow us to more… [Read full story]
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