Word to WIZE: raising the water level in smart tech

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Digital technologies connected via the Internet of Things (IoT) are at the heart of today’s and tomorrow’s smart cities. For water utilities and their partners, the technologies that underpin and connect complex operating systems with thousands of smart meters must be robust and easy to deploy to meet evolving water supply challenges. efficient water.

This is where WIZE technology comes in, an LPWAN (Long Range, Low-Power Wide Area Network) technology designed to connect hard-to-reach objects and provide high-quality, secure information for IoT applications.

So what is WIZE technology?

A new approach to a wireless LPWAN IoT network, WIZE offers low-power, long-range two-way radio communication at around 169MHz. Based on a well-established standard for reading utility meters, the technology offers an exciting new level in communication, data security, and extended coverage for hard-to-reach objects, such as smart meters.

Developed and used for the first time for gas and water meters in France, this proven technology has been used for smart meters for more than a decade. Led by the Alliance WIZE – an open non-profit association founded in 2017 by water and waste experts SUEZ, French distributor of natural gas GRDF and smart technology giant Sagemcom – technology is developing rapidly across the world.

The Wize Alliance brings together key industry and utility players from around the world to support the implementation of the Wize technology, and today has more than 40 members in eight countries. Networks using this technology now connect more than 12.5 million objects worldwide through existing infrastructure in a range of industrial and smart city applications.

Unlock exponential perks

SUEZ has deployed more than 3.5 million connected water meters in Europe alone, and 6 million installed worldwide and around 10,000 meters are added to the global fleet every day. In the Czech Republic, the company has been at the forefront of the environmental and digital transition of regional cities. The WIZE ecosystem is a powerful tool in SUEZ’s strategy ON’connect metering solution in cities such as Ostrava and Brno, where up to 1,000 new smart meters are added to the fleet each month to provide instant, secure and accurate data to optimize operational performance and efficiency.

The benefits of tapping into this established ecosystem for improving the interoperability of smart products are numerous. It offers robust communication and extended coverage, increased security, privacy and integrity in data transfer and low power consumption providing a battery life of over 15 years. The solution is based on the proven and established Wireless M-Bus standard, and the OTA (Over the Air) firmware download is an integral part of the protocol.

“WIZE technologies are durable, robust, easily deployed anywhere in the world, and provide a powerful and proven solution to meet the challenges of balancing growth, resource protection and quality of life,” says Sean Cohen, Senior Manager – Smart Water for Suez Water Australia.

“We are committed to ensuring free and open access to WIZE standards across the world, allowing every utility and operator to access the flexibility and operability it allows. “

Free webinar: discover SUEZ Smart Solutions for water services

Join the SUEZ experts Sean cohen, Senior Manager, Smart Water (Australia) and Mateu Crespi Alemany, Smart Metering – International Sales Director, SUEZ Smart Solutions (France) on September 28 To 4:30 p.m. AEST to explore smart water metering solutions and how WIZE technologies can transform your business.

Register now to secure your place: https://discover.suez.com.au/smart_solutions_webinar

This partner content is brought to you by SUEZ. For more information, visit suez.com.au.

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