Nexus Podcast Features SRT LabsDecember 12, 2022
Utah Water Meters Contracting MechanismFebruary 14, 2023
We want to close out this year with an introduction to the fourth primary application of our software: from smart systems, to smart buildings, smart campuses and smart cities!
As we come out of the pandemic, we have gained insights into the new ways that smart buildings and smart cities need to serve those who use them. To discuss this and its impact on the future, Dr. Michelle Snider and I were invited to join James Dice on The Nexus Podcast, How service robots fit into the smart building ecosystem, highlighting where SRT Labs fits in the landscape of smart building design. SRT Labs was also acknowledged for the work we are doing on smart military installations, SRT Labs Designs Facility Health Monitoring, Energy Saving Software for Buildings and Infrastructure.
I am excited to highlight how our M1 Platform is fulfilling our strategic plan in providing the software base layer that allows for new devices and modular smart capabilities to come together in the same data ecosystem with legacy infrastructure. Our previous newsletters this year focused on the individual development of these modules—machine monitoring, asset management, and building automation for reducing energy usage—and as we combine these, SRT Labs has grown into the smart city space.
As new technologies become available and cost effective, each city has to decide how the new technology integrates with or replaces older systems. This traditionally has resulted in a complex mix of old and new infrastructure trapped in data silos. In this newsletter, we describe our Smart City Systems Audit, how we implement a base layer to start to bridge these gaps and pull it all into a unified data ecosystem, as well as our efforts to address smart water metering out West.
As we button up 2022, we hope you are also closing out a successful year!
The future looks smart,
The M1 Platform
The Base Layer for Smart Cities Development
SRT’s M1 Platform creates a shared data ecosystem, allowing a range of hardware and software, regardless of manufacturer, to be monitored, analyzed and automated from within this single point of control. For cities, this can mean everything from water usage and asset tracking to smart street lights and trash can fill levels.
SRT Labs starts with a Smart City Systems Audit, assessing a city’s existing software system infrastructure to provide recommendations for integrating siloed systems, prioritizing systems by ease of integrability and the quality of cross-platform data insights that will allow for actionable intelligence. Then we help pull together legacy and modern infrastructure components into a unified smart city data ecosystem in our M1 Platform.
Reach out to learn more about our Smart City Systems Audit
and how we can help optimize city infrastructure operations.
Combating the Effects of Climate Change with Smart Water Meter Systems
The drought across the American West is driving national mitigation efforts. SRT Labs is supporting Utah initiatives, currently focused on secondary water metering. Our technology is indispensable in future-proofing efforts to coordinate all water reduction efforts with these agreements.
SRT Labs is included as one of the few Utah-located Secondary Meter Providers and has applied to be included on the state procurement contract for smart secondary water meter systems. We are consulting with cities and towns, defining massive savings in their project planning design by:
- Unifying municipalities’ new secondary water metering with existing metering to centralize data, billing, and device management.
- Developing LoRaWAN deployment plans for towns, which provides substantial savings over cellular in both short and long-term data costs.
- Providing real-time water usage data to support tracking of water shares. Up-to-date measurements support and reward partial share usage by allowing for reduced billing, which was not previously possible in some locations.
Siemens Connect Partnership
We are excited to announce that SRT Labs is now part of the Siemens Connect Ecosystem Program, a full partner in software integration with Siemens Building Automation Systems (BAS). Check out Greg Scott on the Siemens Connect Ecosystem Podcast, here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Are you running a Siemens BAS in your buildings or across your campuses? Reach out to learn how we can reduce your energy operating costs!