Logger and bridge empower smart water meters

A smart water meter logger and the associated wireless bridge technology were officially launched this week by Aquas at the Taitronics electronics exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.

The water submersible logger uses optical recognition technology to photograph the meter reading and convert that into data.

“It transmits the data out digitally,” said Sandy Chen (pictured), senior sales representative. “It can transmit this wirelessly or wired.”

The information is collected by the bridge, which is equipped with RS485 wireless technology and GPRS.

“This is aimed at the water companies,” said Chen. “Our focus is on water products. The bridge is also water submersible and can send out the data it receives wirelessly to a computer, mobile or whatever.”

The logger can communicate wirelessly for up to 1km and can run for ten years on its battery. The bridge also uses battery technology, and can last for three years operating continuously without recharging. It can also be run by solar power.

The bridge’s RS485 port can connect up to 32 digital transmitters, remote IO or Modbus RTU devices.

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