SIT unveils the “SmartIO” ultrasonic residential water meter for the European market at Enlit EuropeNovember 28th, 2023
In Paris the group will present for the first time the new product resulting from the collaboration between the subsidiary JANZ and the technological partner GWF
Padua, November 27, 2023 – JANZ, a SIT company, leader in Water Metering, arrives at Enlit Europe – an event that involves representatives of utilities, network operators, suppliers, consultants, and start-ups from the energy supply chain, both conventional and renewable – with SmartIO, the new smart water meter for residential applications that uses ultrasonic technology and “best in class” measurement capacity, developed in joint venture with GWF.
SmartIO is the answer to a global problem of efficient management of water resources and is part of a sector that is expected to grow in Italy, driven by the replacement of installed meters with smart devices. According to a recent analysis by the MeteRSit (also a SIT company) marketing team, in just one year in Italy in the Water Metering market 29 tenders were announced for a total value of approximately 250 million Euro.
The replacement of mechanical meters with smart devices is not currently mandatory but still important and necessary, given that in Italy around 40% of water waste (double the European percentage) is also caused by an obsolete water network. The Italian NRRP (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) plays a central role in this modernization, with 900 million Euro allocated for projects to reduce leaks in water distribution networks, including digitalization and monitoring of the networks. Equally key to the “smartization” of the network is the use of so-called “ultrasonic” measurement technology. This technology, which is the natural smart static evolution of mechanical water meters, can alone make a decisive contribution to reducing waste, while increasing awareness on the part of the end consumer and allowing energy operators to promptly identify leaks.
SmartIO: the details – SmartIO uses patented, innovative technology and maintains a high level of accuracy (up to R1000) throughout the product lifecycle, with low maintenance costs. Thanks to IoT technology, the meter “integrates” with Janz’s MyWater software, effectively contributing to reducing water waste.
The first target of SmartIO will be utilities, both in the Iberian market and in the Italian market, where it will be marketed through MeteRSit, a SIT company leader in Smart Gas Metering. In addition to these two main markets, SmartIO is also aimed at utilities in other European countries and completes the range of products for Water Metering, which already includes “eRegister”, a fully integrated meter that combines volumetric metrology with communication technology and “add-on radio module” which, applied to traditional JANZ mechanical meters, allows the measurement to be communicated, effectively transforming them into smart meters.
As regards smart gas meters, MeteRSit will present at Enlit Europe the new version of the Thermomassico G4 static meter with double Nb-Iot and 169MHz communication channel, born from the collaboration with a well-known Italian gas distributor.