OrionM2M LoRaWan links smart meters in Kazakhstan

  • September 20, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

OrionM2M is using LoRaWan technology to transmit water, electricity and gas meter readings to suppliers twice a day in Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The developer and manufacturer of IoT devices commissioned 75,000 radio modems that use LoRaWan technology.

The system of wireless transmission of water and electricity meter readings covers both multi-apartment residential complexes and low-rise residential buildings.

As a result of the implementation of this IoT system, technical losses of electricity have been reduced by 10% per year and water losses by 15%. The response time to the elimination of accidents and breakouts was reduced by three times, and the number of errors in the collection of credentials was also noticeably reduced.

It was possible to implement such a large-scale telemetry network based on radio modems and base stations manufactured by OrionM2M due to close cooperation with Kazakhtelecom and Astel, the largest telecoms operators in Kazakhstan.

A proprietary IoT platform was developed for monitoring the consumption of utility resources. Called AMR One, its functionality includes integration with existing billing systems, as well as the ability to access data analytics in the end user’s personal account and on the service provider’s administration panel.

The autonomy of the radio modems is ensured by a built-in battery and the firm’s BatteryCare technology. The device will last at least seven years without changing the power source.

OrionM2M is inviting dealers, integrators, service companies and everyone interested in the implementation and/or operation of radio modems and software for cooperation.