Whitepaper: Introduction to "Smart" Metering
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a global industry movement that brings together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. According to Cisco, it is estimated that over 50 billion new things/devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.
Solution providers and water and gas utilities have been investing heavily in developing and adopting M2M / IoT technologies to achieve higher efficiency and reliable performance. While there are several options, cellular connectivity is one of the dominant choices for the following reasons: no in-house network infrastructure required, standards-driven to ensure interoperability, cost effective, ubiquitous coverage, and fast recovery in the event of a natural disaster.
Fill out the form on this page to receive a clear and concise summary of deploying cellular communication for water meters, including:
- The pros and cons of different cellular technologies like GSM, CDMA, 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE
- Unique cellular technology issues, like roaming and the 2G GSM sunset, that you must understand to avoid unexpected costs
- Hard to find information on cellular technology like through-puts for down and up-links and a cellular acronym dictionary
Learn more about the special needs of utility customers, and how the Badger Meter and Aeris-managed solution supports multiple cellular technologies so decisions made today help the water meter industry to be better prepared in the future.