For measuring water consumption and collecting information about possible leaks, AS Viimsi Vesi, a water utility at Viimsi municipality close to the Estonian capital Tallinn, is now using smart meters connected to the Internet. The new system is based on IoT software solution of the digital services company Levira and the system is using smart metering devices provided by Kamstrup, connected to Sigfox international network. Levira’s IoT solution encompasses also Big Data analysis that enables a more profound understanding and research of water consumption patterns and act accordingly.
„Viimsi Vesi is always looking for the next generation technologies that are matching our needs, to provide the clients with best-quality services. This is why we decided to team up with Levira, an experienced industry leader in the field of radio communications software solutions, as well as with Sigfox, provider of a global IoT network, and with Kamstrup that delivers high-end technology for metring“, said Pille Arula, CFO at AS Viimsi Vesi.
The new solution enables remote reading of water consumption data of Viimsi Vesi’s clients and quick assessments for monthly billing and reporting purposes can be made. Automatic system is convenient for users as the metered data will be delivered to the water service provider in a precise and timely manner. If meters would experience anomalous behaviour, for example if a water leak happens in the system, real-time alarms will be triggered.
„In Viimsi Vesi’s project, Levira with partners Sigfox and Kamstrup are demonstrating the real value of IoT solutions and we offer to our clients possibilities to fully focus on their core business“, said Meelis Anton, Member of the Management Board of AS Levira.
Kushtrim Xhakli, CEO and co-founder of Connected Baltics – the company operating Sigfox Network in Estonia – explained that the data transmitted from Kamstrup devices automatically to Sigfox Cloud and Levira’s IoT platform allows Viimsi Vesi to offer to the clients added value based on data analysis and monitor in real time the situation in the water supply network.
In 2019, Levira, Connected Baltics and Kamstrup are offering the same solution to other water utilities in Northern Europe. The life span of Kamstrup MULTICAL 21 battery is 16 years that enables to offer flexible solutions to utility companies.
AS Viimsi Vesi
AS Viimsi Vesi is a provider of water and wastewater services and a developer of water industry. Of company’s shares, 100% are held by the Municipal Government of Viimsi. The mission of AS Viimsi Vesi is to offer to the residents of Viimsi Municipality good water and wastewater services and the company’s vision foresees water and wastewater services in every household of the municipality. According to the development plan, the objective is to connect the municipality’s entire area to one water system by 2020.
Levira is a digital services provider and a technology partner to companies whose business depends on technologies and who wish to involve a professional service provider that can offer the necessary solutions. Levira is the main TV and radio network operator in Estonia. Levira runs the only broadcasting network in Estonia that meets the highest operational requirements and the company offers IoT solutions to utilities, real estate and transportation companies. Levira’s shareholders are the Republic of Estonia (51%) and the French telecom and broadcasting company TDF Group (49%).
Connected Baltics and Sigfox Network
Connected Baltics is in Estonia the sole representative and operator of SIGFOX Network that enables millions of connected devices to send small messages in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way. Additionally, Connected Baltics is designing and producing Sigfox-compliant terminals and implements innovative IoT-based client projects. Currently Sigfox Network can be accessed in 60 countries and it has one billion users.