Netcomm to supply hardware to Australian water company

South East Water, one of Melbourne’s three water retailers owned by the Victorian Government, has selected NetComm to supply HSPA M2M routers for the remote monitoring and control of sewerage pumps in an area from the south east of Melbourne to South Gippsland.

South East Water has a program to connect households presently using septic tanks into the sewerage system and will use the NetComm routers to deliver data from the new sewerage pumps back to a central supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) host system over the Internet using 3G connectivity. Deployment started earlier this month.

According to NetComm, its routers support multi-level system monitoring and can be managed from a computer or smart phone via a web interface. “Multiple communication interfaces and protocols are supported to meet the demands of today’s telemetry and WAN applications; and the embedded Linux operating system and available software development kit (SDK) enables the installation of custom firmware,” the company said.

Last month NetComm was awarded a contract for HSPA modem WiFi routers for the NSW Government’s $1.2b electronic ticketing system for public transport.

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