Vodafone NB-IoT network supports Nuremberg water meter project

Thursday 14 September 2017 | 12:29 CET | News

Vodafone Germany has started a test in Nuremberg of its NB-IoT network for connecting water meters. The project run with Diehl Metering will use the mobile network for remote checks of consumption on water meters difficult to access. 

The project is expected to save time and money, as normal checks of such meters require at least two employees to access the shafts, which are sometimes flooded. The consumption data is transmitted automatically from the Hybdrus ultrasonic meters to Diehl Metering for analysis with its own software. 

The NB-IoT network makes it possible to reach locations that the normal mobile network would have difficulty covering, for example behind thick walls or underground. Extremely long meter battery lifespans of up to ten years also mean no electricity supply is needed. 

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