Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Ingenu and Meterlinq roll out M2M network for Italian utilities

Steve Rogerson
September 22, 2015
 
California-based Ingenu and Meterlinq, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, are deploying a public, nationwide network in Italy to provide connectivity for M2M and IoT applications. The network will provide monitoring services for utilities and other applications throughout the country.
 
Meterlinq recently announced the deployment of a private IoT network for Italy’s leading natural gas operator, Amgas, to provide connectivity for smart metering of natural gas and other industrial applications using Ingenu’s RPMA random phase multiple access technology.
 
“Building on successful IoT network implementations with customers such as Amgas, we are bringing the power of Ingenu’s RPMA technology to the public realm,” said Giorgio Dragotto, CEO of Meterlinq. “With this proven technology, we will be able to serve all of Italy with a robust, secure and scalable network to support valuable M2M and IoT connectivity.”
 
Meterlinq went through a rigorous vetting process, evaluating systems from other leading network technology providers. Ingenu, formerly On-Ramp Wireless, was chosen for its RPMA technology, which offered better coverage and capacity, and secure uplink and downlink transmission capabilities.
 
The public network will be used for smart water and gas monitoring throughout Italy and will scale to include additional IoT applications. Meterlinq has successfully deployed the first standards-compliant system in Bari, and plans to expand the public network into other regions in the near future.
 
“Meterlinq was an early adopter of RPMA technology, and its rollout of the public network in Italy demonstrates the value that RPMA offers to the IoT ecosystem,” said John Horn, CEO of Ingenu. “The triple-threat that RPMA brings to the table – value; wide, deep coverage; and longevity in terms of network and battery life – makes it a natural fit for IoT deployments like this.”