NetComm Limited (NTC) has announced that South East Water, one of Melbourne’s three water retailers owned by the Victorian Government, has selected NetComm to supply HSPA Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Routers for the remote monitoring and control of pressure sewerage pump units located in areas spanning the south east of Melbourne to South Gippsland. As part of its long term backlog program, South East Water connects households on septic tanks to the networked sewerage system. High-speed NetComm HSPA M2M Routers are being deployed by South East Water to deliver data from the new pressure sewerage pump units back to a central supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA host system over the internet using 3G connectivity. NetComm HSPA M2M Routers provide undisrupted point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless communications for the remote management, regulation and control of sewerage pumps located in demanding environments such as mountainous terrains, high water table districts, environmentally sensitive regions, high gravity zones and other areas typically serviced by pressure sewerage systems. An initial deployment will commence in early November this year.
“The extraordinary growth of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity is largely driven by demand from innovative utility companies such as South East Water. We are pleased to have been selected to develop the advanced wireless M2M technology needed to support South East Water’s strong commitment to innovation and customer service.” said David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm. Designed to create wide area networks utilising the flexibility of 3G, the Routers support multi-level system monitoring for reliable communications that can be managed from a computer or smart phone via a web interface. Multiple communication interfaces and protocols are supported to meet the demands of today’s telemetry and WAN applications; and the embedded Linux operating system and available Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the installation of custom firmware.
South East Water is owned by the Victorian Government and is one of Melbourne’s three metropolitan water retailers. South East Water provides water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.5 million residential, business, industrial and institutional customers in Melbourne’s south east. NetComm Limited (NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home.