Smart cities

Lorawan & nB-IoT in smart cities

Our cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates and generate huge volumes of real-time data. By rendering more LPWAN technology capable of communicating across platforms, the data generated can be effectively managed and can help in improving various aspects of urban life. LPWAN powered Smart Cities can identify both opportunities and challenges in real-time, reducing costs by pin-pointing issues before their emergence and allocating resources more accurately to maximize impact.
Internext aims at using cutting technologies such as LoRaWAN and NB-IoT to connect low-power devices into a single public or private network, enabling data collection from various smart city utilities. The data is then fed to city command and control centre using which it can make recommendations to optimize city services.

use cases

Smart City

Use IoT enabled Smart Energy Metering

The problem of all smart metering technologies requires wireless connectivity. Each smart meter must be able to transmit the readings collected to the central data storage reliably and securely. Using the power of LPWAN technology InterNext developed integrated solutions for automating the metering industry. InterNext offers an efficient and cost-effective solution with excellent reliability.

Internext partners with CSIO for transforming cities

Challenges
Commonly physical visits of utility agents required for taking readings from residential water/electricity meters. The utility company has no other way but process meter readings manually wasting several days every month for more or less accurate accounting. One of the most disadvantages of manual metering systems is the unsuitability of traditional communications systems.

Solution
InterNext developed an elegant solution by deploying the power of LPWAN and RS232 to LoRaWAN converter. With the help plug-and-play converter module, RFID reader serial (RS232) output converted to a LoRa based output signal for long-range wireless communication. Each smart meter will be able to transmit the readings collected the central data storage reliably and securely. 

Benifits
The main advantages of the smart metering are the provision of accurate and regular readings to the centralized metering application, avoiding a human factor from the data collection and other operations. Other additional benefits are:

  • Real-time monitoring of system
  • Less manual intervention
  • Improved accuracy
  • Increases scalability
 


IoT enabled Smart Energy Metering

The problem of all smart metering technologies requires wireless connectivity. Each smart meter must be able to transmit the readings collected to the central data storage reliably and securely. Using the power of LPWAN technology InterNext developed integrated solutions for automating the metering industry. InterNext offers an efficient and cost-effective solution with excellent reliability.

Internext partners with CSIO for transforming cities

Challenges
Commonly physical visits of utility agents required for taking readings from residential water/electricity meters. The utility company has no other way but process meter readings manually wasting several days every month for more or less accurate accounting. One of the most disadvantages of manual metering systems is the unsuitability of traditional communications systems.

Solution
InterNext developed an elegant solution by using the power of LPWAN and deploying RS232 to LoRaWAN converter. With the help plug-and-play converter module, RFID reader serial (RS232) output converted to a LoRa based output signal for long-range wireless communication. Each smart meter will be able to transmit the readings collected the central data storage reliably and securely. 

Benefits
The main advantages of the smart metering are the provision of accurate and regular readings to the centralized metering application, avoiding a human factor from the data collection and other operations. Other additional benefits are:

  • Real-time monitoring of system
  • Less manual intervention
  • Improved accuracy
  • Increases scalability
 

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