Aquarius Spectrum selects Telit Modules to Provide Alerts In Water Leak Detection
Aquarius Spectrum’s advanced technology based on fixed acoustic vibration sensors, is essential for water utilities utilizing asset-management programs requiring reliable, up-to-date data from the pipe network.
London – November 5 2014 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, today announced that Aquarius Spectrum has selected the Telit HE910 module for its innovative water leak detection system, which is based on fixed, always-on, correlating sensors.
With more than 600 sensor installations in 3 cities in Israel (Jerusalem, Netanya, Karmiel), Aquarius Spectrum’s system provides the water utilities with near-real-time alerts of suspected leaks, enabling proactive operations and maintenance (O&M).
The system combines highly sensitive, acoustic vibration sensors installed on hydrants, with 3G GSM cellular communication and GPS-based time synchronization to provide pinpoint accuracy of leaks as small as 1.5 mm. The functional combination provides an online, expert-managed system.
Aquarius selected the Telit HE910 module because it provides the most power efficient solution for the 200KB transmission of data for each measurement. The HE910 is a compact, multi-band HSPA+ module that features five-band HSPA+ data rates (21 Mbps downlink and 5.7 Mbps uplink), which is ideal for high-performance applications designed for global deployment. Fallback to GSM/EGPRS is built-in.
To provide self-timing synchronization via GPS, the sensor operation requires synchronous recording of vibration signals and transmission to the data analysis server. The SL869 GNSS module was selected for this task because it provides very fast time synchronization from a cold start. The ability to supply modules that meet both these demanding requirements indicates the breadth of Telit’s product portfolio, which is a key component of the company’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. offer.
The system’s multi-sensor algorithms detect very small to large leaks at a range of over 400 meters with 1-2 meter location accuracy. Distance between sensors is between 300 and 500 meters.
Based on cloud computing SaaS (Software as a Service), the system is fully automated, providing near-real-time water pipe monitoring. In addition, water utilities are supported by Aquarius’s engineers, who provide expert input to help to leverage their vast experience for system operation, verification of results and prioritization of the leak repair. The graphical user interface is based on a Web browser. The detected leaks presentation provides extensive review and reporting capabilities as well as data export and an API to utility software systems and GIS system.
“Aquarius Spectrum’s advanced technology is essential for water utilities utilizing asset-management programs, requiring reliable up-to-date data from the pipe network. It is the most effective method of meeting the challenges of Non-Revenue Water (NRW), as well as an efficient use of maintenance budgets”, said Zeev Efrat, CEO of Aquarius Spectrum. “Working closely with Telit facilitated the development of an innovative solution that is ahead of other systems in the market, and we have retained that lead”.
“Telit is excited about the potential of this online, expert-managed system. There is an increasing awareness of the need to deal differently with water, which is a precious resource. The world is running out of water and the problem is not restricted to desert regions,” said Emmanuel Maçon-Dauxerre, Senior Vice President, EMEA Sales. “This means that leakage in distribution systems has to be minimized and that is the issue that Aquarius has addressed.”
With over 12 years of unparalleled focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. delivers all necessary services and products to connect assets to the Internet of Things. Whether sourcing single products or full end-to-end solutions, customers count on Telit to deliver M2M’s broadest portfolio in cellular, short range and positioning technologies paired with m2mAIR services covering application enablement as well as deployment management & connectivity under mobile networks and over the Internet & Cloud. Telit benchmark-quality products and services are delivered with global support and logistics exceeding exacting requirements from customers large and small. Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. delivers The Internet of Things made Plug & Play. Now innovate!
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Its ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. provides cellular, short-to-long range, positioning modules plus m2mAIR, PaaS managed and value added services in application enablement, connectivity under mobile networks and Cloud. Telit operates business unit Telit Automotive Solutions delivering automotive-grade products like the Automotive On-board Platform (ATOP) and services to auto manufacturers and tier-one auto suppliers; and business unit Telit GNSS Solutions reaching M2M and beyond, delivering award-winning geo-positioning products to the broader electronics and OEM markets. With over 12 years exclusively only in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through a network of R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.
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About Aquarius-Spectrum Ltd.
Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. was founded in 2009. The company is a part of Hutchinson Water portfolio, and is the recipient of innovation grants by the Israeli Chief Scientist Office.
Aquarius Spectrum developed a near real-time, automatic water pipe monitoring for leak detection. The system is based on acoustic monitoring, using fixed all time correlating sensors. The sensors and innovative software solution enables comprehensive coverage of on average of over 500 M of pipe per sensor
Ease of implementation, the sensors are installed at distances of 300-500 Yards on fire hydrants over urban pipe networks and use 3G GSM cellular communication and GPS based time synchronization. The system enables water pipes to be an Internet monitored equipment, using the latest Internet of Things (IOT) technologies.
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