TaKaDu/Kamstrup join forces in growing smart water technology space
Water companies Kamstrup and TaKaDu have joined forces to combine their smart metering and cloud-based software technologies...
SKANDERBORG, Denmark –Water companies Kamstrup and TaKaDu have joined forces to combine their smart metering and cloud-based software technologies.
The joint offering will combine Danish firm Kamstrup’s ultrasonic water meters and sensors collecting real-time data from the distribution network, and Israeli firm TaKaDu’s cloud-based software.
The ambition is to enables utilities to manage the full life-cycle of network events, such as faulty assets, leaks, bursts, water pressure issues, water quality and operational faults.
TaKaDu’s software works alongside utilities' existing infrastructure. Information from flow and pressure meters, GIS and SCADA systems is collated and turned into a real-time picture (read WWi article).
The smart water and technology market is growing, as more utilities are taking data and analysis to address rising operation costs.
Recently water technology company Xylem acquired US metering firm Sensus to move into this market.
Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s founder & CEO, TaKaDu, said: “The two data-driven solutions are truly complementary, offering multiple benefits to our joint customers. With Kamstrup’s intelligent water network solutions, TaKaDu’s event management transforms data to knowledge, detecting and managing any significant incident in the network. The utility can identify anomalies early on, send out field teams if needed, and prevent potential incidents causing long-term damage.”
Jesper Kjelds, senior VP of heat/cooling/water systems at Kamstrup, said: “There is so much valuable information in the real-time data our meters and sensors collect from the distribution network. We want to ensure that our customers have access to and are trained to use the right tools that will enable them to turn data into valuable and actionable information that in turn assists the utility in reducing costs and providing improved services to their customers.”