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The Active Network and the Rise of Smart Cities

OpenWayRivaAccording to a post on Smart Cities Dive, over two and a half billion residents are expected to occupy urban cities by the time 2050 arrives. As these cities transition into “mega cities”, their resources will be put to the test, creating challenges that need to be addressed in order to create a consistently high quality of life for the influx of denizens and viable smart city solutions.

Smart cities can be defined as those that connect modern technology with a goal to improve sustainability, livability, as well as workability. This specific approach towards adopting innovative technology allows cities to improve its services such as delivering clean water, energy, and sanitation, to name a few.

If smart cities rely heavily upon data, then the Active Network is the essential component in delivering it. Itron’s OpenWay® Riva is one of these active network solutions where the Internet of Thing (IoT) combines with the smart grid, creating a robust communication platform for cities as well its utilities in supporting smart city applications such as water and energy. The Active Network is always performing data analysis, taking action when necessary to create the most opportune outcome. Through this data analysis distribution, intelligent endpoint devices like water and gas meters can collaborate to identify issues and respond to them in real time.

The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Hach Flow, RedZone, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, DoMac, Aclara, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at info@avanticompany.com or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.

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