PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UTILITIES
Smart Utility Management
Our expertise and unparalleled knowledge in designing and deploying smart utility management solutions for water, gas and electricity utilities, are demonstrated by our proven track record. We have further entrenched our value in the utilities sector by designing customised systems built around a revenue assurance model that offers immediate and lasting bottom line benefits. Our ongoing revenue management approach allows customers to access 24/7 reporting and data analysis in real-time through a web portal or mobile application.
We supply and install accredited smart metres for water, gas and electricity. Increased functionality allows these metres to record billing factors in various configurations, along with alarms and events. They then transmit relevant data to back-office data management centres, either via a preconfigured schedule or on-demand.
Macrocomm offers two business models for smart metre field management. Our hybrid model requires a transmitting device to be installed on the metre. The data is then collected by the field agent using a handheld device. Alternatively, our fully automated metre reading (AMR) solution requires no human intervention for data collection. Our solution architects will design the most reliable and cost-effective solution for your AMR network, while our Access Point’s (APNs) ensure secure and reliable connectivity to the collect the data.
By implementing our solutions, our municipal customers benefit from job creation, increased revenue collection, skills development and billing accuracy, which helps to build trust with their end consumer.
Demand Management Solutions
Macrocomm offers a comprehensive suite of energy management and load control solutions for both industrial and consumer energy users.
Today’s energy consumers expect more than one-way communication; they also want to be able to interact with and benefit from data. Our solutions give customers greater control over their energy usage and costs. Our comprehensive demand management solution for utilities and consumers allows homeowners to reduce or shift energy used during peak times so that they can better manage energy usage in their homes. Smart Street Lights Smart LED Lighting is more cost-effective than conventional public lighting systems, and it facilitates energy management which directly reduces energy usage. These systems are also able to monitor the effectiveness of individual street lights remotely. The integrated system which includes a ‘dim’ function, can be configured to dim street lights after peak hours.
Smart Street Lights
Smart LED Lighting is more cost-effective than conventional public lighting systems, and it facilitates energy management which directly reduces energy usage. These systems are also able to monitor the effectiveness of individual street lights remotely. The integrated system which includes a ‘dim’ function, can be configured to dim street lights after peak hours.
Adaptive traffic applications make it possible for gateways (connected to the Internet via a sensor mesh network) to provide connectivity for wired devices like traffic cameras, digital signage and traffic signals. Traffic management systems are also able to alter traffic signal patterns, provide drivers with information and alerts, and manage traffic in real-time, while ensuring the optimal routing of traffic based on historical and live data.
A number of connectivity options exist for Smart City applications. These include fibre, mobile, WIFI and LPWA (Low Power Wide Area Networks). Choosing the correct solution to increase efficiencies, streamline work processes and enable central management is key to keeping up with innovations. Macrocomm, through our partnership with key service providers, offers a cost effective, reliable connectivity solution, along with wireless edge networks for health and safety, public transit, fleet management, environmental management, street light, traffic management, building, public safety, energy and utilities, and water management applications.
Our in–depth understanding of customers’ requirements helps us leverage our partnerships and ensures the right connectivity solution to support smart applications.
The key to achieving cities that are active as well as smart is the analysis of real-time data gathered from sensors and actioned by the appropriate public sector team within the city. Sadly, most public sector teams are already overburdened – which is why our partnership with TIBCO, the world’s leader in data analysis, is crucial. Through TIBCO’s technology, we are able to offer our customers the ability to aggregate data from a number of sources, including traffic lights, fleet management, street lights, water and utility applications, that can turn data into meaningful information, and smart cities into active cities.