Ooredoo a communications company with a customer base of more than 100 million across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, has announced a new IoT initiative in Qatar: an industrial metering solution.
Using IoT will help Qatar’s organisations to understand which departments or sections are consuming the most water and energy and thereby pinpoint ways to start saving on their consumption costs.
An example offered by Ooredoo is of organisations with rented facilities or storage space, which are charging their tenants for the energy and water consumption. These organisations had, until recently, to take time-intensive and error-prone manual readings of sub-meters in facilities in order to collect usage data and charge the related costs to their tenants.
Qatar’s organisations can now automatically capture energy and water usage data, accessible from their central office – granular usage reports with breakdown by departments or building sections. This will help them understand and optimise energy and water consumption.
Organisations with rented space can automatically get updated readings from their sub-meters within facilities and easily generate cost reports to their tenants. The captured real-time data can also be used to detect critical events, such as water leakage, critical high consumption, or even power outages in sections.
Ooredoo Industrial Metering is an end-to-end cloud-based solution to automatically capture energy and water usage in facilities, and includes all components covering hardware, mobile Internet of Things connectivity, and applications and services.
The application, built on Ooredoo’s IoT Platform, provides a graphical dashboard with real-time analytics, granular reporting with historical data for benchmarking and alerts on critical events. The platform is hosted in Ooredoo’s Tier 3-certified Qatar Data Centre.