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Utilities Can Benefit from IoT

With the continued fusion between AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities will continue to improve the lives of citizens in 2019 as the sheer amount of data makes it easier to maintain a digital ecosystem.

Creating smart cities will likely involve the integration of various aspects of urban life. With the decades of experience incumbent utility owners and operators have regarding urban environments, they are in a fantastic position to play a role in making decisions that will affect smart-city initiatives. To assume this role, however, utilities must focus on gathering, aggregating, and normalizing IoT data.

Besides ensuring an effective workforce and boosting infrastructure, utilities will also have to take into account their ability to adapt to changes. Generally speaking, new assets and technology are adopted at a slow pace. As smart cities grow into highly connected environments, prepared utilities will be able to make quick decisions thanks to the profusion of data becoming available. Utilities that are willing to potentially stumble and reinvent themselves will eventually undergo strong innovation as smart cities evolve and they adapt.

There is more to understanding customers than accurate water consumption tracking. It really involves understanding the broader picture of how comprehensive data and powerful analytics can assist utilities with obtaining insight into how they assist or hinder a customer’s ability to live their life and begin making decisions to better serve customers.

To read more, please visit https://www.digitalistmag.com/cio-knowledge/2018/12/17/utilities-can-use-digitalization-and-iot-to-power-smart-cities-06195186.

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, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, Liquid Controls, 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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