Next Generation Water Stations

Meet PAT units are fitted with a remote monitoring metering system. A bespoke and proprietary system, linking smart sensors within a water station to an online platform. These are next generation water stations and are enabling better understanding of usage (live data), providing tangible sustainability information, and added safety. Meet PAT water stations connect to a LoRaWAN™ network, this is a Low Power Wide Area Network designed to connect low-cost, battery operated sensors over long distances. Many communities in worldwide have a free public LoRaWAN™ network operational which the water stations commute with, if there isn’t a network available, it is low cost set up one up or alternatively, manual data can be exported from a water station and then inputted into the online system. As default, Meet PAT devices are configured to be connected to the things network platform https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/ and then configured back to the Meet PAT online system. The sensor and network are programable and can be connected to a variety of other network providers. In Australia, the devices use frequency sub band 915-928 MHz. Devices are programmable for worldwide frequency bands which include Europe (EU 863-870 MHz) and US (US 902-928 MHz). Meet PAT are proud to be leading the world in this technology integration.
What is LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN is an open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT connectivity.

 

LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network designed to connect low-cost, battery operated sensors over long distances. Key benefit in using LoRa network over 3/4G equivalent is that devices can have very long battery life and gateway/network costs are relatively cheap. Devices can be in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. Worldwide, more than 80 major carriers have

deployed LoRaWAN networks and 500+ key technology companies have deployed more than 50 million sensors worldwide.

 

LoRaWAN operates in the unlicensed band and supports indoor and outdoor applications. Like cellular, LoRaWAN technology is highly secure from end devices to the application server. Currently, there is 70,000+ LoRaWAN-based gateways deployed worldwide by 2019 and expected to reach 200,000 by 2020.

Key Features

Meet PAT metered units and monitoring system include:

  • Units are networked and linked
  • Providing live park and unit usage data
  • Usage behaviour analysis
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Maintenance scheduling and fault reporting
  • Battery life reporting
Remote Access

Online reporting of units.

  • Total usage by device
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Maintenance reporting
Certification
  • AS/NZS 4268:2017
  • AS/NZS 2772.2:2011 – AS/NZS RF Exposure Report
  • AS/NZS 4268:2017
  • AS/NZS CISPR 32 EMC