Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Trident launches meter-reading service with SeeControl, ClearConnex

Iain Morris
May 6, 2014
Trident Network says it has launched a new meter reading solution with support from SeeControl and ClearConnex for the monitoring of water, gas and electric consumption by commercial and industrial companies.

The service – branded MeterReader – uses a software platform developed by ClearConnex (Raleigh, NC, USA), and running on a Sierra Wireless (Richmond, Canada, USA) modem, which makes it possible to carry out remote monitoring and reporting in rural and metro areas.

The data collected is then transmitted over a cellular network provided by Wyless to SeeControl’s (Redwood City, CA, USA) Nexus platform.

Trident says it is using the SeeControl platform to gather, analyze and act upon real-time resource usage data, allowing users to improve their financial and operational efficiency.

“Deploying the MeterReader on SeeControl's IoT platform was an obvious choice when considering time to market and total cost of ownership,” said Jason Norton, the president Trident Network (Frisco, TX, USA). “Not only were we able to connect our MeterReader device and collect data but were also able to quickly deploy the solution that can scale to millions of sensors.”

SeeControl claims the MeterReader will save enterprises and commercial firms “hundreds of thousands of dollars”, while ClearConnex reckons the service will help customers reduce risk and time to market.

“This is a perfect example of our ability to deliver a managed M2M service through successful collaboration with our ecosystem partners,” said Ryan Rangel, ClearConnex’s president.
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