Utilities Management and Water Monitoring
Utility companies are looking for smart grid solutions to affordably and reliably extend their communication network to improve electricity distribution and prevent outages, particularly where multiple installation points exist across remote areas.
Similarly, water monitoring is becoming increasingly challenging in remote areas, with utilities, governments and industry looking for ways to automate water meter readings, detect water leaks, improve efficiency and control water quality.
ORBCOMM remote water monitoring and utilities management technology delivers alerts and reports from remote sites, helping to improve delivery, regulation, analysis and response.
Improve Electricity Distribution and Service Delivery
- Continuously monitor and control Smart Grid infrastructure like reclosers, fault indicators, capacitor banks, and more
- Quickly identify faults in electricity distribution networks and isolate those sections of the network in order to help prevent outages to a much larger number of customers.
- Collect and deliver Smart Grid data to a control center in near real time, giving operators the visibility they need to minimize impact of unplanned outages.
- Connect directly to Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) or Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) to extract SCADA data, and send commands to remote equipment.
- Process data at the edge to reduce data transmission costs and ensure efficient and continuous distribution of electricity.
Improve Water Management and Automate Water Meter Reading
Continuously monitor water levels, withdrawal, balance, flow rates, water quality and pollution.
- Send automated water meter readings to allow actual consumption to be billed in real time.
- Control water flow to customers and import data into billing systems.
- Use improved water data to track surface and groundwater availability.
- Monitor pipeline integrity and detect water leaks.
Use Smarter Irrigation for More Efficient Agriculture Operations
- Lower operating costs, water consumption and improve yields using leaf and soil moisture sensors to make informed decisions about when and for how long to irrigate fields.
- Gather data to optimize fertilizer and pesticide application and reduce water pollution from leaching.
Enhance Public Safety and Emergency Response
- Receive real-time alerts from flood monitoring equipment for early warning and response.
- Monitor and control dewatering pumps and equipment.
- Communicate reliably with first responders.
Improve Utilities Fleet Management and Driver Safety
- Fleet Safety and Visibility: Track utility vehicles via GPS, including trips details, stop reports, geofences, breadcrumbs and immediate incident alerts.
- Verbal In-Cab Driver Coaching: Send real-time verbal alerts for speeding, seat belt use, aggressive driving and idling to eliminate unsafe behavior before it is too late.
- Speed-by-Street™: Compare vehicle speed to our proprietary database of posted speed limits.
- Compliance: Eliminate time-consuming paper logs with Electronic Hours-of-Service reporting, receive hazardous load notifications, and ensure compliance with regulations (including the new ELD rule).
- Fuel Savings: Monitor miles per gallon (mpg) for each fleet vehicle and driver on a daily basis.