As a partner of Pietro Fiorentini, Quectel supported the product development with its flagship BC95 NB-IoT module, which ensures that the smart devices can connect even in complex environments such as indoors or underground. The NB-IoT smart meter also enables real-time collection of meter reading, remote operations and value-added services based on big data analysis.
Battery life spanning up to 15 years is another outstanding achievement of NB-IoT technology. Now battery life matches the metrological life of the meter. This is a consistent step ahead in the overall economy of smart gas metering.
In addition, Huawei’s joint NB-IoT Open Labs working with European carriers provided Pietro Fiorentini with a pre-integration testing environment to explore the potential capabilities of NB-IoT as well as integration of the end-to-end solution ahead of the trial and commercial phases. Pietro Fiorentini has already carried out successful trials of its NB-IoT Smart Gas Meter in Italy, Spain, China, Portugal, Iran, Sweden, Ireland, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.
Now utility companies can manage their networks in a more efficient and transparent way for their customers. Utilities using this technology will be able to develop a better informed and responsible consumption model.
Pietro Fiorentini source said “We are proud of being the first company in getting the full set of approvals necessary to introduce an NB-IoT smart gas meter to the market. We are ready now for massive production in our factories in Italy and China.”
“Quectel has been committed to helping partners grab new opportunities in the thriving connected economy, and I am really excited to see our joint effort becomes a concrete application,” said Dominikus Hierl, Quectel’s EMEA VP, “Our BC95 module reached mass production in 2017 and up to now, it has supported more than 500 NB-IoT cases worldwide.”
Besides smart metering, Quectel NB-IoT modules can also be adopted in segments such as smart city, smart home, home appliances, security, asset tracking, agricultural and environmental monitoring.
Quectel Wireless Solutions has been devoted to developing and promoting IoT cellular technologies and solutions since its foundation in 2010. It focuses on designing, developing and selling cellular modules and solutions which are targeted at IoT applications. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel has a broad product portfolio including GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+), LTE and NB-IoT modules. It owns rich experiences and is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in fields such as smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. For more information, please visit Quectel’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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