New features include:
• Smaller NEMA Box enclosure. Cutting the size and weight of the device in half
• Reduced battery pack size without diminishing battery life
• Simplified pulse wiring for pulse water meters
• Implementation of an LTE Cat 1 capable modem for increased communication
What is LTE and Cat 1 technology?
Declared by network operators as the “most advanced” network technology, LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a high-speed telecommunications standard used for communication between LTE supported IoT (Internet of Things) devices and data storage centers.
IoT is often described as the connecting of everything from smartphones and computers to appliances and devices like WaterSignal.
Cat 1 is a form of LTE that requires minimal battery power and provides high performance data transmission; optimal for use with IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
Through the use of LTE, IoT devices can communicate with each other and improve efficiency through automated processes.
Why it’s important
As 2G and 3G communications become obsolete, devices that lack the ability to communicate over LTE are being left behind. The benefits of LTE include lower power consumption, faster data transmission, and universal compatibility.
Utilizing an OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access) interface as opposed to CDMA (code division multiple access), WaterSignal Generation 7 can monitor water more efficiently with LTE.
Simplified self-installation procedure
To encourage the use of water monitoring on residential properties, WaterSignal has simplified the device installation process through the introduction of a Self-Installation Kit. While Economy customers are required to self-install, Advantage and Engineered customers may also opt to self-install at a reduced cost. This kit includes everything needed to accomplish a WaterSignal installation, and can even save you money!
WaterSignal is a recognized innovator in water conservation due to its real time water monitoring and leak detection system. Leveraging over two decades of engineering expertise, WaterSignal monitors domestic meters, irrigation systems, and cooling towers for residential, commercial, multifamily, senior living, medical, schools and colleges. WaterSignal’s intelligent, non-invasive device accurately measures water usage and reports the data in real time to a secure dashboard. While dramatically reducing water costs and footprint, WaterSignal saves valuable time and provides unique insight on our most precious resource, water. For more information contact us today!