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­WaterGroup has signed a reseller partnership agreement with IoT technology manufacturer mIoT to help Australian commercial and industrial businesses monitor and save water.

mIoT’s Captis IoT solution uses Telstra’s Cellular LPWAN networks, built specifically for scaled IoT deployment and providing cost-effective, long-range network coverage.

Captis technology enables commercial business owners and property managers to monitor their water usage online, reduce leaks through detection and secure significant savings around their water usage.

“mIoT with its innovative Captis solution connecting to a subset of the telco’s 4G/5G network has finally allowed us to reach that inflection point where the benefits of the technology far outweigh the cost,” said Guenter Hauber-Davidson, WaterGroup’s Managing Director.

“We are saving our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided water bills every month. Last month, the Captis solution was installed on a normal, mechanical water meter and with data sent to the cloud using the NB-IoT network, allowed a large shopping centre to identify and fix a leak within two months. Previously it would have gone on for 2–3 years, costing the company $180,000,” Hauber-Davidson said.

John Naughton, mIoT’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “More and more businesses are considering their environmental impact and are making conscious efforts to improve sustainability. Businesses could save a huge amount of money by making water management a key part of their environmental strategy.”

Combining Captis technology with WaterGroup’s water management software UtiliOS, businesses can access data that highlights any untoward water consumption or leaks. It allows the site manager to intervene before millions of litres of drinking water have gone down the drain. WaterGroup also offers its AWARE service as part of its end-to-end solution, which assists personnel in getting to those leaks quickly and easily, maximising savings.

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