Through our Vianet business, we digitise infrastructure and give water utilities and authorities access to customer usage data at a previously impossible level of coverage and detail.

Clients can use this data to resolve system issues in innovative ways, avoid wasteful infrastructure spending, and achieve an exceptional return on investment.

Our solutions include the largest automatic metering rollout of its kind in Australia and allows our clients to save or defer millions in capital works programs, the system is also readily adaptable to gas and energy providers.

At the heart of our offering is a low-energy, low-cost, single-use device that we design, manufacture and retrofit to existing meters at customers' premises. The device:

  • connects to a central database through a low-power wide-area network built on the industry-leading LoRaWAN protocol
  • transmits usage data to the database once every hour
  • lasts ten years on a single battery
  • costs much less than a full digital meter replacement
  • is secure, using the AES-128 encryption standard for data transmission.


Network-wide cost savings and sustainability wins

The financial and sustainability benefits of smart metering for individual utility customers are impressive in their own right, but it's at the network level that the system really shines.

For the first time, our clients have a full picture of what is going on in their networks. With the help of our data analytics expertise, they can identify network-wide issues and address them at their root cause, rather than investing in expensive equipment upgrades that only paper over the problem.

With some water authorities reporting up to 45% avoidable water loss, fixing systemic water issues doesn't just help the financial bottom line. It also preserves precious resources, helping our clients meet their sustainability goals.