When rural North Carolina utility Wake Electric deployed the Sensus FlexNet communication network in 2012, it was able to improve billing accuracy and system management. While some utilities will use a network for one application, Wake Electric took it a step further to use its network to extend asset life and system design, enhance outage management and make other improvements.
To combat water shortages caused by long-term drought, water conservation goals and water use restrictions have been common in many California cities. By using a smart water network, the local water utility in Fountain Valley was able to get citizens interested in conservation—and exceed the city's 20% water use reduction goal.
Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was needed. HydroPoint Data Systems solution? An IoT machine-to-machine system to assess climate and water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity from AT&T, Hydropoint's solution has saved clients billions of gallons of water and millions in related costs.
When companies and jurisdictions are moving M2M/IoT communications to cellular technologies, security considerations are often left behind. Read the white paper from Council Associate Partner Telit to learn how to avoid some of the threats to M2M/IoT communications and ways to mitigate others.
When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.
During winter most residents of Little Egg Harbor, a coastal town in New Jersey, leave until the weather warms up. But in their absence, water pipes in their homes can freeze and break or faucets may begin to leak. Read the case study to learn how the community's municipal utilities authority relies on technology from Council Lead Partner Sensus to monitor residents' homes and quickly respond to problems.
You’ve done enough research to know that data management is an important first step in dealing with big data or starting any analytics project. But you’re not too proud to admit that you’re still confused about the differences between master data management and data federation. Read the backgrounder from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute for a quick lesson in data management strategies.
The IoT promises to create a highly efficient world that demands constant analysis of the state of events based on the sensor and machine communications happening all around us. In its white paper, Council Lead Partner SAS Institute explores how to optimally manage and gain useful insights from the massive amounts of data sensors provide.
Citizens in Cary, North Carolina can manage their water use and identify possible problems with a wireless meter reading system that provides them with hourly water readings. The system, powered by analytics from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute, also is saving the city millions of dollars in operations and personnel costs.
Orange County's Department of Child Support Services was looking for a way to take the guesswork out of child support payments. The solution the department hit on was Big Data. Read the discussion to learn how software from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute gave the department the ability to make more accurate predictions and decisions for each family.