DROPULA

“These amazing smart meters.. help schools (and us) find out where the most water is used and eliminate wastage.”

- Two Oceans Aquarium

“In order to ensure a sustainable and water secure future, behaviour change has become a necessity.”

- Water Research Council (WRC) of South Africa

“A new smart water meter device is saving millions of liters of water at Western Cape schools.”

- Shoprite Group

MBUS-SIGFOX DROPULA

Water meter suppliers, such as Kamstrup, have a range of wireless meters which utilise the wireless M-BUS communication protocol. This protocol has a practical range of around 100 m @ 868MHz. Traditionally, readings from these wireless devices are taken by performing drive-by surveys, but by using BridgIoT’s MBUS-to-Sigfox bridge it is possible to have these meters report to the cloud at 10-min intervals.

Features

  • Accurate water usage billing (using water meter register value).
  • Built-in alerts when the following events occur: run dry, leak, burst, reverse flow.
  • Minimal installation requirements i.t.o interfacing installation.
  • 10-min resolution.
  • Reduce risk of damage/theft of devices by moving the Dropula device to a nearby safe location.
  • Ultrasonic metering (No moving parts means better reliability).
  • A cloud-based platform which can be viewed from any web browser presenting data in user-friendly reports.
  • Detect high flow rates or events that otherwise easily go undetected, such as pipe bursts, leaks, etc.
  • Generate configurable automated notifications.
  • Motivates behavioural changes that lead to significantly lower water usage & costs

Ideal for

Billing

Hot/cold water metering

Bulk/consumer mains monitoring

Behavior adjustment

Burst/Leak detection

WIRED DROPULA

Water meter suppliers have a range of pulse probe meters which send out electrical pulses on a wired connection indicating a certain volume of flow has passed through the water meter. These devices traditionally require manual reading of the register value for monitoring purposes, but in using BridgIoT’s services it is possible to take these meters online by interfacing the meter with one of our solutions.

Features

  • Easily interfaces with (existing) compatible meters.
  • A cloud-based platform which can be viewed from any web browser presenting data in user-friendly reports.
  • Detect high flow rates or events that otherwise easily go undetected, such as pipe bursts, leaks, etc.
  • Generate configurable automated notifications.
  • Motivates behavioral changes that lead to significantly lower water usage & costs.
  • Minimal installation requirements i.t.o interfacing installation.
  • 10-min resolution.

Ideal for

Retrofitting

Bulk/consumer mains monitoring

Behavior adjustment

Burst/Leak detection

MBUS-GSM DROPULA

GSM is the second generation cellular communications protocol (2G). The protocol is power intensive and thus is not suitable for long-term battery powered communication. GSM in South Africa has wide coverage in urban and rural areas, allowing for device installation in areas where newer, lower power consumption, networks do not yet have coverage. Another advantage of using GSM communication is that higher bandwidth is available on the protocol, which allows for high-resolution data. Additionally, BridgIoT’s gateway allows for multiple edge devices to be connected to a single gateway device.

Features

  • Accurate water usage billing (using water meter register value).
  • Built-in alerts when the following events occur: run dry, leak, burst, reverse flow.
  • Minimal installation requirements i.t.o interfacing installation.
  • 1-min resolution.
  • Reduce risk of damage/theft of devices by moving the Dropula gateway device to a nearby safe location.
  • Ultrasonic metering (No moving parts means better reliability).
  • A cloud-based platform which can be viewed from any web browser presenting data in user-friendly reports.
  • Detect high flow rates or events that otherwise easily go undetected, such as pipe bursts, leaks, etc.
  • Generate configurable automated notifications.
  • Motivates behavioral changes that lead to significantly lower water usage & costs
  • Connect multiple edge devices to a single gateway

Ideal for

High density of devices

Billing

Hot/cold water metering

Bulk/consumer mains monitoring

Behavior adjustment

Burst/Leak detection