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New company aims to bring intelligent approach to water

Its first product, the GPS Hydrant Meter is designed to track efficiency through aggregation of data

The new tool claims to help utilities precisely monitor water assets
The new tool claims to help utilities precisely monitor water assets

Aquam Corporation, a global provider of risk mitigation technologies for water and energy transmission and distribution assets, has launched an infrastructure and water quality monitoring company for commercial, domestic and utility applications.


Orbis Intelligent Systems aims to empower customers such as utilities and municipalities to monitor their water quality and other assets 24-hours-a-day. Aquam said that with real-time monitoring, customers can engage in “active management” of their assets. By being informed in real time of flow, volume, and consumption, customers can proactively manage and mitigate challenges before they become costly and hazardous.


Orbis’ first product, which is now shipping, is the GPS Hydrant Meter, a scalable, patented monitoring tool designed to track efficiency through aggregation of data. The devices capture data including time, location, volume and transmit critical alerts to a customer within seconds.


By linking water flow meters to a cloud-based portal, utilities and municipalities are now able to monitor their water assets with unprecedented precision. The GPS Hydrant Meter is deployed non-invasively and can be installed in minutes, said Aquam.


“When managing significant water and infrastructure assets, rapid information is not a luxury, it’s a necessity that translates into dollars saved and crises averted,” said Danny Krywyj, managing director for Orbis. “By allowing our customers to monitor their assets not just monthly, weekly, or hourly – but in real-time – Orbis empowers users to be ‘active managers.’ With patented and data-driven solutions, Orbis is well positioned to be the new market leader in infrastructure and water monitoring.”


Key features of the GPS Hydrant Meter include: data logging; flow and volume monitoring; water consumption monitoring; alert notifications; live secure portal with dashboard; SMS and email alerts; hourly, daily, weekly, and/or monthly reports; efficiency report; and GPS capability.


Orbis will operate independently as a division of the Aquam family and as the technology engine for all of the Aquam businesses.


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