machineQ, Neptune collaborate to accelerate smart city efforts

Comcast´s Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQâ„¢, and water technology company, Neptune Technology Group, have announced they have collaborated on an IoT solution designed to accelerate Smart City projects focused on advanced water metering and infrastructure (AMI), the companies said.

The solution combines machineQ´s LoRaWANâ„¢ network and connectivity platform, with Neptune® LoRa®-enabled water meters and sensors, to offer water utilities and municipalities a new connectivity option to wirelessly gather data about their critical infrastructure, and in turn, maximize their workforce and boost sustainability efforts.

The machineQ and Neptune solution enables utilities and municipalities to make the leap from manual meter monitoring systems that require employees to visit the hard to reach areas where water infrastructure is located, to an advanced system that wirelessly sends data to the cloud and can be monitored remotely. These new capabilities enable budget-conscious cities and utilities to redeploy employee resources to maximize their talents, and to harness the IoT data they´ve collected to deliver water to residential and commercial customers more efficiently and with less waste.

Comcast is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Neptune Technology Group is a technology company serving more than 4,000 water utilities across North America. For additional information, visit www.neptunetg.com.