Nube iO recently deployed our new Micro Edge sensors into Figtree Grove Shopping Centre.
Figtree Grove has multiple small tenancies within a larger building that use varying levels of water. Their existing BMS provided a limited understanding of water usage specific to each premises. Moreover, many of the water meters are located in very hard to access locations, making monitoring and maintenance more difficult.
Nube iO deployed Micro Edge devices for each water meter to record asset usage. This data is then displayed in the Nube iO Dashboard, a web-based analytics platform which visualises asset usage for each tenancy. The facility manager is then able to proportion water consumption costs.
The Micro Edge was selected as it has been specifically designed for low cost monitoring and collecting of data from machine and asset usage. This makes it ideal for deployment in buildings with sub-tenancies such as shopping malls, apartments or commercial buildings.
The battery-powered device has one pulse input for accumulation of the pulse count for a water or electrical meter, as well as 3 universal inputs for use of CT or sensor monitoring. All collected data is then sent via LoRa transmission to the receiver.
Figtree Grove can now perform web-based monitoring of water meters. The client has their own login and can remotely monitor sub-tenancy water usage through a web-based user interface.