Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Project RAY are collaborating with Israel’s Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped to build a system that enables people with visual impairments to use RAY devices to easily download and read audio-books, magazines, newspapers and other audio assets from the library. Learn more in the case study linked below.
Alabama Power Company built and maintained its outage management system for many years. It performed well over the years. But while an OMS can estimate where service is out, it can’t necessarily reflect where service is back on, or more importantly, what locations could actually take power. As part of an initiative by its parent company, the utility's OMS system was integrated with the Sensus FlexNet system for greater situational awareness during outages. Read the case study for details.
Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS) has moved from manual meter reads to remote readings that happen with the push of a button. The result? Massive amounts of data but no clear view into how to use it to benefit its more than 24,000 customers and better plan for tomorrow. Click to learn how Sensus helped the utility reduce the time it takes to read meters from three weeks to two hours and learn far more from its meter data.
When rural North Carolina utility Wake Electric deployed the FlexNet communication network from Council Lead Partner Sensus 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 improve the customer service experience. One example: by using Sensus Data Analytics and the Transformer Utilization application, the utility can receive real-time notifications that indicate when a transformer needs to be replaced. Click the link for details.
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. The network also helped the city exceed its 20% water reduction goal. The solution: a FlexNet communication system and residential and commercial meters from Council Lead Partner Sensus. Read the case study to learn more about the benefits of smart water technology.
Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was actually needed. In developing its WeatherTRAK solution, HydroPoint Data Systems chose to use an IoT machine-to-machine solution and sensors to assess atmospheric and geologic factors to determine precise water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity, customized network access and a self-service management platform from Council Lead Partner AT&T, Hydropoint saved clients more than 15 billion gallons of water and $137 million in related costs in 2014 alone.
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. The reconstruction and relocation was difficult and had to take into account citizens's concerns and misgivings about relocation. Read on to learn how Council Lead Partner Panasonic's virtual reality landscape planning system helped guide planning and build consensus.
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. Armed with technology from Council Lead Partner Sensus, the community's municipal utilities authority can monitor residents' homes and quickly respond to problems and alert customers—all of which helps the utility earn and maintain customer trust. Read the case study to learn about more benefits the Sensus FlexNet system provides.
If donors experience a lengthy or cumbersome process trying to donate to a charity, will they think twice about donating to that organization again? The SickKids Foundation of Canada worked with Council Lead Partner Cisco to equip its contact centre with a scalable network and unified communications. As a result, the foundation improved its collaboration and efficiency and is raising more funds to help more sick kids. Read the case study linked below for details.
The diabetes epidemic in northern Mexico and elsewhere suggests an urgent need for innovative solutions. Read in the case study linked below from Council Lead Partner Qualcomm how 3G wireless Internet access is being used in diabetes management to improve patient care for marginalized communities.