Powerpoint Engineering engages with VT Networks for IIoT solution

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26 July 2016 | 0

Industrial Internet of Things network provider VT Networks has announced a strategic business partnership with Powerpoint Engineering that will allow the firm to introduce remote reading of electricity and gas meters, monitoring of expensive electricity and gas assets and the protection of workers in rural locations.

VT’s network, powered by Sigfox technology, is optimised for simple sensors and devices, providing low-cost connectivity, ultra-low power requirements for devices and 97% geographical coverage in Ireland. There are Sigfox networks in 22 countries, and devices can roam seamlessly between them.

Powerpoint Engineering will be offering Sigfox-enabled remote monitoring solutions to their customers, which range from utility companies to large energy businesses, as well as developing new solutions to operate on VT’s network. Being able to remotely read electric and gas meters, as well as monitor assets and lone workers, will create efficiencies, increase security and further help optimise operations.

“We are excited to be partnering with Powerpoint Engineering to bring affordable, scaleable remote metering solutions to the Irish market,” said Mark Bannon, co-founder and CEO of VT Networks.

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